Originally Posted by trueblue1687
A serious question for those bashing the owner for 'his' moves this offseason:
Who's 'fault' will it be if this coming season turns out to be 10-6 or even 9-7...both improvements over last season?? Lemme guess: it'll be Garrett being the messiah that all his champions say he is becoming. On the other hand, if the season ends worse than the tepid last two, it'll be the owner's fault. I'm not a Jerry Jones supporter per se, but he's the consumate scape goat for the angst of the hand wringers. All the bad, but none of the good
I don't think it comes down to record this time as to whose fault it will be. Jason will need to make the playoffs, period. It won't matter what the record is to get in and it will need to be a deep playoff run.
I think in his mind Jerry has put himself in a win win position if you look at it. If Red regresses and goes worse than 8-8, JJ can say "well I surrounded him with better coaches and we didn't get the result." If Red goes on a deep playoff run JJ can say "I told you so, I told you he's the guy...continuity blah blah." In his mind those two angles would continue to shield the player personnel decisions that we won't see until April begins.