Originally Posted by Chocolate Lab
I don't believe that's true at all. I've heard that Callahan sat in on the run game meetings and not the pass game ones because he was... Drumroll... Run game coordinator. Why even have the title at all if they don't do anything extra?
Now the "assistant head coach" title... That's probably pretty meaningless as far as actual responsibility goes.
And the agenda word is so overused. What exactly is my agenda, figuring out what is really happening rather than accepting what Baghdad Mickey tells me? I've already said I'm for these changes. You seem to have more of an agenda, which is proving that Jerry just sat back and Garrett did all this on his own.
Here's the thing (and it sort of seems like it's a bit of a tangent at this point).
The title (or Job) of Passing Game Coordinator is pretty rare around the NFL. The Title (or job) of Assistant Head Coach is more common. If we are going to choose which is more of a joke, I'd go with the one that few (if any) others teams actually use. Although we can be pretty confident that the Asst HC title is more of a title than anything real, its also one that is used often to lure valued coaches. A good example could be Marinelli coming here and getting that title (Which also help explain part
of the Robinson move.)
It doesn't matter how meaningful or meaningless a title is. What matters is that "Passing Game Coordinator" is basically non existant outside Dallas. Using the loss of that part of John Garrett's title so say he has taken a demotion is wrong.
There are probably a ton of other elements to this story that you are spot on with, but John Garrett made a lateral move here. That point should be conceded. If you want to say he made a lateral move because he was pushed out of Dallas, then fine. But trying to bolster an argument with "demotion" is wrong.