Originally Posted by Reality
I never said teams build a team around getting hot in the playoffs. I said teams that win the Super Bowl in recent years tend to be teams that get hot in the playoffs. Denver beat the Ravens 34-17 AT Baltimore, then lost to a hot Ravens team in the playoffs at Denver. The Redskins beat the Ravens and the Cowboys almost beat the Ravens.
You cannot say that the Ravens team that played in Denver, New England and last night in the Super Bowl were the same team the Cowboys played. The Ravens got hot and had the Cowboys played the Ravens in the last 2-3 weeks, I doubt very seriously you would have seen a close game. The Giants got hot last year in the post-season and surprised the 49ers and Patriots. That's just the way it is lately.
The Ravens have a Front office structure that is logical, supportive and effective. That allows the Head Coach to function as he needs to. Thus, when that team was struggling this year and fundamental changes needed to be made mid-season, the team responded
to its head coach.
When the tragic thing happened this year to Dallas, Jason took charge like a man should. The team responded to him in that role, its how we are built to be. Later on, when the same old circus started again, you see why they tune him out.
Dallas lacks the authority of the head coach to run the team. Its been that way for years and it will get you .500 football.