Originally Posted by Bill Wooten
I seem to remember in the NFL Films show on Landry that he was criticized for forcing his system on players that didn't fit it. Sounds similar to what people are saying about Garrett.
I'm not saying Garrett will be another Landry. I think this team has a lot of players that are either not smart or don't take things as serious and Garrett wants them to. He needs to adapt his system to fit what he has on the field until he can get players that get it.
My fear is his trigger-man will be gone before he gets players on the field that know how to run his system.
Let's also be clear about Landry here:
He was a DC for 4 years with the Giants, before becoming HC. They made 3 appearances in the NFL championship in those 4 years. He invented the flex 4-3 defense to counter the GB sweep, prior to becoming coach, i.e. he had results on the field to prove his capability as a genius. This led to him reviving how to attack this very offense, when he became head coach. He revived man-in-motion as well as the shotgun. Please tell me, what Garrett is reviving other than inept play-calling and mistake prone offenses?
Tom Landry was showing progress in every single aspect of the game and that too in an era when they didn't have free agency.
There is nothing Garrett is demonstrating or has demonstrated on the field that shows direction... what he is showing is Dave Schula like capability...