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Twitter: Aikman says no to being a GM

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    He wasn't offered a job in Dallas. And he won't be. Jerry said he's doing a great job these last few years & Gene has covered up all the mirrors in their mansion so Jerry won't have to look in one.
  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    The same as John Elway, except with one extra SB win.
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  3. daveferr33

    daveferr33 Well-Known Member

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    As a former player and broadcaster, and with no front office experience, the same qualifications as Matt Millen.
  4. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    exactly, he could always go back to broadcasting
  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    The reporter. Duh! ;)

    Jon Machota ‏@jonmachota 1h
    Roger Staubach: Aikman as Cowboys GM is a "good idea. ... He could be another John Elway. I'd love to see Troy involved with the Cowboys."
  6. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Actually I would like it too IF he were allowed to actually run the football operations. As it is, it won't happen so Troy will have to look elsewhere of he wants to be a GM.
  7. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    He's got a great job right now. Color commentary once a week in the biggest games on Fox.

    I wouldn't leave that job. I would love to have that job.
  8. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    If Aikman was the GM for any other team, .. after knowing that Landry died a Giants fan ??

    I'm not sure I could stomach, or survive that.
  9. Hostile

    Hostile Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

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    The only answer that will be true is that he is not a Jones. He would not be a personnel evaluation guy here, just like Elway is not a personnel evaluation guy in Denver. He would be involved. Elway is involved. It's funny how no scouting experience excites more than minimal coaching experience. Tells you all you really need to know about the mentality.

    On to reality. He makes around 10 million a year to be a 6 months out of the year announcer. Does anyone really think an NFL team is going to match that opportunity?
  10. newnationcb

    newnationcb Well-Known Member

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    Exactly! I wouldn't even consider Troy for a CFL GM job at this point. He hasn't even demonstrated any football knowledge above the novice level on the telestrator from the booth-and I understand that his dumbed down commentary is part of his appeal.

    I swear people on this board or jokes when it comes to their admiration of Cowboy championship team players.
  11. bounce

    bounce Well-Known Member

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    I don't disagree. I think it's more a case of "anyone but Jerry/Stephen," and hiring Troy (or anyone, for that matter) would be the first step in a delegation of power - or righting the ship. It's not to say that I think Troy is a genius GM in waiting, it's that it would be a step towards the way a proper NFL organization should be run, with a series of checks and balances as opposed to absolute power, which we're currently mired in.
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  12. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I disagree! He has plenty of football knowledge. Not only from playing but living in that world for many months out of the year. I'm sure he keeps up with a ton of current players & coaches.
  13. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    By timing not being right, I think he meant to say "while Jerry is alive".

    he like Jerry personally, but I doubt seriously he would want to GM under him.
  14. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    I can't imagine that Aikman has any less football knowledge than Elway does. You can't really go by the TV commentary.

    Granted, I had to laugh a little when Aikman was going on during the Super Bowl about how no "bus driver" QB could make it that far.
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  15. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I just read a biography of Coach Landry. Not the one where it talked about him dying a Giant fan but interesting enough the author said Jerry & Tom had a mutual contempt for the other. I have contempt for Jerry. Nice to know Tom felt the same. :)
  16. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    Where did he straight up say "No"?

    Reading his comments it sound as if, if the door was open...he would jump right in. The fact it isn't open, and he knows Jerry won't open it for now, of course he will act as if, he rather stay at the Job he's doing now.
  17. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    There is a better announcer out there who would make an excellent GM in my opinion and that is Mike Mayock.
  18. cajuncocoa

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    Read: "There's no way on God's green Earth that I would work for Jerry Jones again."
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  19. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Aikman had taken as many shots to the head as Matt Millen.
  20. daveferr33

    daveferr33 Well-Known Member

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    Well... isn't that the same argument for Jerry being qualified as GM? He played football and has been around football people for 20 years now.

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