Originally Posted by Numbers921
Landry was a coach in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The NFL has changed a lot in 30 years even more-so in 40 or 50. Teams right now are closer in quality than they've ever been. Gone are the days when teams had juggernaut rosters that could've been managed by any of 500 coaches doing whatever. You need every off the field edge you can possibly get. Calling plays and managing a football team is simply too much for a lot of guys to not suffer drop off in attempting to do both. When the playing field is so level, you see the results of that on the field now. To say Jason Garrett is one of the very worst managing coaches in the NFL is not out of bounds. I don't know if it's because he just doesn't know football or because he's too consumed with badly calling plays, but him doing both is not working. It doesn't matter what Tom Landry did 30, 40 or 50 years ago. Jason Garrett in 2012 isn't getting it done trying to wear multiple hats.
Yep. Landry coached in a much simpler era in regards to offensive play calling. There wasn't nearly as many sub packages as there are today. No zone blitzing. He also didn't have to worry about things like when to use review challenges.