Originally Posted by alsmith
Jimmy did a great job coaching using fear, just as H.S. coaches use today and college coaches use today, because the players have no choice in the matter, but in the NFL that will not work with the NFL players anymore, as for players just release them and another team will be glad to pick them up and play and pay them.
Remember, for those who have forgotten, Jimmy the great, he did not want QB Troy as the QB, he wanted QB Walsh from Miami as his QB, and Jimmy the great, he did not want RB Emmitt, he said he was to small and slow, he wanted to draft a LB that was drafted just ahead of his pick, ahead of him and Jimmy had to be talked into taking Emmitt.
[View Full Quote]So as for how great he was, yes he was a very good coach but he also proved in Miami that his coaching style and his system does not and will not work in this Free Agent area, known as today's NFL, that is and was the reason he QUIT coaching, he knew it then and now because players would not take the abuse that he shovel out, as he even said he was too hard on the players and the players today, forget about it.
Why do you think Jimmy would not come back to coaching, he has enough ego of him in him, not to want to destroy his image, remember he a legend in his own mind, and yes he did win here and thank you Jimmy and Jerry for the SB wins together but your ego Jimmy got in your own way and it still shows today, is that enough credit for him..
Jimmy you did something that people should never do,,, you disrespected your boss, instead of saying we build this team, as so for you and the players that was signed, and to give the man that sign those big checks as the owner and GM and scouts that took those trips and people that worked hard to put all that info together for you and coaches,
Jimmy you totally disrespected the man who took a chance on you, Jerry was told not to because of Jimmy big ego, other teams would not touch him because of that, but Jimmy you totally disrespect him the owner in a bar in front of friends and other coaches, by the way I would have FIRED your a-s-s too.
Remember with Jimmy its all or none, and he has more than enough of him for everyone..
If life were black and white your words would be spot on. But it is not.
The fact so often missed is Jimmy treated different players in different manners. He studied psychology and continually was reading books on the subject to find the motivational tool designed for each individual.
The asthma field player would have been cut anyway. But the public humiliation after uttering that comment was a tool Jimmy used to scare the fringe players that all teams have.
He took Haley into the restroom during halftime of the Denver Bronco road game in 92 and flushed the toilet and told him this is where his career was headed if Haley didn't stop jacking around.
True field generals would still be awe inspiring no matter what the rules.
To suggest a motivated Jimmy Johnson couldn't scare the crap out of players on this team ignores that true leaders inspire in many way.
Parcels came in and scared the crapola out of the players when he got here.
The salary cap was in place then.
This team does not have a true leader in management.
They surely don't as a head coach.
Huckleberry Jones can run a business. But that doesn't mean he can structure a team where men will give everything they have for him because of fear or respect or both.
There is no way to soft soap the fact that this team is rudderless. No matter how many prose are written about the leadership filled with smart sounding excuses.
As a last note the Aikman story was semi true. But what is left out of that story is this.
Jimmy had a problem. The 1990 season did not end well. The team under achieved in his mind and part of that was his relationship with Aikman. Troy was making noises about being traded. He did not like Jimmy's style.
Jimmy threw an end of the season party at his house. It may have been mandatory. Hambricks would have missed that party.
Aikman showed and was intent on leaving early. (This is the story Troy told, not Jimmy)
Like most parties the guests were asked to toss their coats on the bed in a spare bedroom. Aikman did so.
He hung around and finally felt he stayed long enough, so he retrieved his coat. But his car keys were missing.
He mentioned this to Jimmy who helped him look for them.
People began to leave and Jimmy kept excusing himself to say goodbye to his guests. He promised Troy he'd help him find the keys when everyone left.
Once the party was cleared out Troy approached him. He felt uncomfortable being alone with Jimmy since he distrusted him.
Jimmy said they should have a beer and chat. So they did.
Jimmy opened up to Troy that he needed him to be a leader and the team would not win without him.
They patched up their differences that afternoon and the rest became history.
The end of this story is once they became sympatico Jimmy pulled Troy's keys from his pocket. He had them all along.
Frankly any story about Jimmy not being able to handle the players today is ridiculous to me.