The Trends: A story of Jerry Jones, The Garrett's, Parcells, Gruden, Lovie & Monte.
Ever think maybe Garrett is tired of everything? Wouldn't most coaches be with all of this ownership meddling. Changing your process to success? There will be some denying the meddling because it is a GM's job to work on personnel changes, but it's still ownership meddling with a GM title.
Ever think maybe Jerry and Red have made an agreement already or are near finalizing one like Parcells and Jerry did in the past?
Remember the timing on that decision? Remember how Parcells was a part in hiring the new HC to replace him?
Interviewing assitant coaches is important but the HC, especially with our personnel structure, should be looking at players. Isn't that how Jerry said we were structured? Right?
That's why this is awkward. Jason Garrett now sitting in a hotel interviewing assistants and not evaluating players?
Defensively, the 2 new prominent coaches (Kiffin, Marinelli) have either worked for and/or with Lovie Smith in the past and have very strong relationships with him.
Offensively, Callahan with Gruden obviously. But when you look at who we may be interested for OC, Hue Jackson and Tice both come up. Those are 2 guys with huge Lovie Smith relationships.
Now I'm not trying to brew up rumours, but Caldwell is going to be with the Ravens and Greg Roman from the 49er's isn't going to take a lateral move. I also can't see him being a HC target for Jerry and neither are obviously going to be our new OC.
Thus, why wait this long to decide who is going to be the OC? Especially if Callahan is already the OC? Why hasn't Garrett and Jerry still not concluded who is going to be calling the offensive plays? Jason's words exactly.
Why all of a sudden do we hear squat from Jason Garrett until today? The reports of him having to get rid of his brother was right. The reports of Rob Ryan going to be a firing target were right. The Monte Kiffin and Rod Marinelli reports have been dead on right. Apparently the reports on us having a new offensive player caller have been right because Jason has just confirmed he will not be calling the plays.
None of these changes are Jason Garrett changes, they are all coaching personnel and system changes made by GM Jerry Jones that all point in the direction of staff and philosphy. Staff and philosophy that 2 men in the recent past have utilized. J
on Gruden and Lovie Smith. If you remove Callahan from the equation, more so Lovie Smith. If you keep Callahan in the equation, Jon Gruden.
When you look at all of this, how do you conclude this being Jason Garrett's process? His process/plan has totally been dismantled and suddenly there's this new philosphy, defensive coaching staff and speculative offensive coaching staff that seem to be collectively coming together. The moves do mesh with the speculative ones.
But Jerry is ring mastering who will all work well together and they are all agreeing to come here to work for Jason Garrett? With Jerry creating this whole coaching staff and systematic philosophy himself? Really?
Yeah, I heard Monte Kiffin saying Garrett's a great guy, he didn't say coach. Also how it's a great opportunity to work for the Jones family but not this great GM or system. Monte made absolutely no concessions about either of these guys football pedigree and it is very common for a coordinator to mention working under a great coach and/or system.
There's definitely outside people and there's definitely 1 particular outside visionary with football pedigree telling Jerry this is the collage of coaching talent available that would work with a specific system and successful philosophy. Jason Garrett is not looking to be the next SB Tampa Bay Buccaneer's/Raiders or the Chicago Bears of this last decade. It's not his philosphy and it's not what his vision ever would be. He was going to try and be what the Cowboys used to be with modern talent sprinkled in with some Nick Saban. Yeah, obviously the ability to create more turnovers is a philosophy he would agree with, any coach would and that's all Garrett has been able to say about the systematic and coaching changes. Not even that monte Kiffin is indeed that coach to help us do that. Most coaches making that choice would say that.
From the way it looks at this point, Garrett would just be a figure head and these coaches are not his guys. Only Wade Wilson, maybe Callahan, but they either worked for Gruden or Lovie in the past anyways. It's not Garrett's philosphy and therefore he would have very little impact moving forward. Whether he is on his way out will not hurt this team any worse at this point, this is my opinion of course and others are entitled to theirs.
I really don't think Jason Garrett's job is secure and I don't believe as much as I'm hearing on this board that he will definitely be back as our Head Coach once the season begins. There's too much indicating that there are other possibilities.
Of course I may be wrong but this guys being puppeted more than any other HC that has worked under Jerry with due respect to Campo in that respect. I don't think Red's weak enough to drink this Kool Aid but I do think he respects this organization enough, as it has employed him and members of his family. Therefore he may have already cut a fair deal with Jerry considering his current circumstances and the respect he has for the organization. He may already be generously acting as the assertive professional that he is, while helping this team throughout it's next transition, knowing he won't be the HC. Like Parcells did.
Despite Jerry's style.
Garrett will need Jerry's recommendation and regardless of what we may or may not think of Jerry, his opinion does mean something in the NFL and college ranks. Huge something.
I truly think Jerry is going to bring in Lovie Smith or Jon Gruden, despite him saying he won't coach this year. We've heard a lot of coaching candidates go back on their word this season.
I may be wrong, that's fair, but there's definitely more smoke leading to a fire than a lot of loyal fans have been admitting to.
I think Jerry has already or is making a strong push to lure either Jon Gruden or Lovie Smith as his next head coach. All of these new components are integral parts of the football environments they have historically worked with. They do cater to their football philosphies and that's why I think Garrett is on his way elsewhere.
Do you believe Garrett is definitely going to be Cowboys HC this coming season? Or is there a decent chance it's someone else on the horizon?