Originally Posted by rickjameschinaclub
Whose acknowledged him as a good OC, especially considering now the excuse even from commentators that he should give up his OC duties to focus exclusively on being a HC?
Oh, I do and it's obvious that Red-Headed One isn't the Savior that the blind homers are hoping...
So explain to me how we keep garnering yards via passing, 6th in the whole NFL to be exact (which has been a common theme of Garrett), yet we are 21st in scoring (which is also a common theme of Garrett)? I mean the stats are telling us that we rack up yards via passing, meaning the WRs, and not only Witten, are technically catching balls and Romo isn't always over-throwing, yet we still don't score... Looks to me to be the same-old same old, which is Romo is obscuring how bad Garrett really is...
Garrett is not a good OC. He is just an OC who is very much still learning all aspects of the game. To see the first drive in the Eagles game where Dallas was averaging 4 YPC was a solid command of the offense. But then, senslessly, all of a sudden the design turns to America's "pass time" where the receivers run routes that the Eagles all know and cover. Romo starts getting killed and if you go watch the game again you will see that the Eagles had the routes completely covered. The route-trees are predictable but even worse, there was no playaction to even cause pause in the coverage. One big fallacy is that the O-line is being blamed for not giving Romo enough time.
For secondary routes? Tertiary?
The primary routes have been a problem since Dom Capers destroyed Garrett 41-7. Unless there is a definite running game and play action, teams are going to cover as the Eagles did and tee off on Romo.
By the way, Garrett lost the Eagles game 23-17. He abandoned the run and the playaction and Dallas was stifled.
Chris Collinsworth pointed out in the Falcon game that the middle of the field was open and then later in the game pointed out the same. Garrett could not or would not adjust.
He is not a good OC. Since that one exceptional year in 2007 when he was unknown in his tendencies, Dallas averages just over 2 offensive TDs a game. Do the math. Take the offensive TDs and divide by 16. Unless the defense is a the Steelers, the team needs more TDs and Garrett is too ineffective to scheme to make more TDs but then he strangely was promoted. I look at the Niners and Seahawks who have far less talent at their skill positions but consistently use the talent they have to mold their plays and define the success of their drives. Not seeing that in Garrett.
It's a message board, that's what the topics are for.
What I don't understand...insistence...disdain...It's one thing to feel that way, and to say so. Why try to make other people agree with you....And why pretend...Disagree with me all you like...Don't start twisting mine or getting frustrated just because I don't want to eat the other half of that crap-sandwich you made for yourself...Because I don't happen to like crap sandwiches.