Originally Posted by Coy
I am sorry but IMO to think this was a JG move and not a JJ move is not knowing how JJ operates the Dallas Cowboys.
Saying that I obviously think JG had some input on the move, but this has JJ written all over it, just ask Larry Lacewell, Jerry´s friend what he thinks of Kiffin.
Your reasoning is that since Larry Lacewell loves Kiffin, that there simply cannot be anyway that Garrett and Lacewell could like the same person as a D-Coordinator.
I don't really care if it was a Garrett or Jerry move. I'm even nonplussed on the move to begin with. But people having concluded that it must be a Jerry move to me says a lot about their blind hatred for Jerry as they are basing it on no evidence other than Larry Lacewell loves Kiffin.
Garrett was with the Bucs when Kiffin was their D-Coodinator.
I think it's obvious that Garrett didn't have the greatest relationship with Rob Ryan.
Jerry has repeatedly wanted the defense to stay in a 3-4.
Jerry was set to go after Lovie Smith after Parcells retired, but the Bears retained Smith.
If Jerry hired Smith, he would have had a head coach to replace Garrett if the team played poorly in 2013.
It's been pretty well known that Garrett has complex about dissention within his coaching staff as they fired Ray Sherman and Skip Peete. Kiffin presents no thread to Garrett as a head coach.
It's not exactly concrete proof, but it's more to go on than Lacewell, a guy who has always preferred a 4-3 faster player scheme who goes back to the Jimmy days where the organization instituted a fast, smaller player 4-3 scheme, just happens to like Kiffin who is probably the best 4-3 D-Coordinator in the past 15 years.
I don't like Lacewell as much as the next person, but I would expect him to love the hire because he's a 4-3 guy. I think he would have loved hiring Lovie Smith or just going back to the 4-3 full time, period.