Originally Posted by Hoofbite
I think the reasons why Jerry gets blamed are obvious.
But the underlying completely misunderstood. It is too easy to blame Jerry Jones for making a bad choice. But he hardly is making the decisions based on his own personal opinion.
Jerry Jones is not a talent evaluator and never has been. That is the real problem.
He is not a true GM who hits the road during the months of Feb.-April.
He is not attending most Pro Days, individual workouts and the like.
He sits in the stands in Indianapolis and shows his face in Mobile, but he is not intensely studying the draft classes as much as he is at the mercy of what he is being fed.
He may be the "tie breaker" and make the final call, but his lack of involvement in the overall process like most general managers is the bigger issue in the equation.