Originally Posted by Idgit
Or maybe he thinks JG has more general strengths after seeing him on the job that his skills are better used elsewhere. He likes the way he game plans and prepares the team, but doesn't think he's especially strong right now on game day. Maybe he thinks we need more attention to detail elsewhere, and that we've got someone in Callahan who can do as good a job with the actual play calling.
Or maybe he thinks Jason can't do it up to his expectations.
Watch the video when he was at the Senior Bowl. It's on NFL.com.
He says that he wanted Jason to call plays but times have changed.
He also says that he wouldn't feel comfortable if Jason wasn't involved in game planning, calling plays, coordinating but just 2 minutes prior states that it's a good thing for Jason to delegate these tasks to others.
And don't even get me started on the idea that offenses have become more complicated. This is Jason Garrett were talking about and his Princeton education. If he can't crack the riddle, who can?
Clearly he doesn't know what he thinks. At least, what he says he is thinking doesn't make any sense at all because he's contradicting himself in saying he's not comfortable if Jason isn't involved but it's a good thing if Jason dishes these tasks off to other people.
I'll agree, what Jerry thinks is largely irrelevant in the matter. What Jerry WANTS is something else.
What Jerry WANTS and what he is going to get is a different play caller. Why does he want that? Nobody has the answer but I'd bet anything he wouldn't want it if Dallas had just come off a season with a top 5 scoring offense.
All this going round and round over who calls the plays is probably not that big a deal, one way or another, at the end of the day. And in any event, there are elements going into the decision making that we just know nothing about, so all the certain conclusions notwithstanding, it's really only uninformed speculation we've got to go on right now, and nothing to get all that worked up about.
I think it's a big deal.
For one, I'm not impressed with the annual discrepancy between an offense highly effective at gaining yardage and significantly less effecting at putting up points. I think a different OC can help.
But beyond that, you know exactly why it's a big deal. It's been said thousands of times that Jason is in charge when in reality it doesn't look like he has much more authority than Wade did.
What's the difference between the "Yes Man" Wade Phillip coming to a mutual decision with Jerry and Jason Garrett coming to a mutual decision with Jerry?