Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jobberone, Jan 30, 2014.
Maybe, but I'm not convinced that was all Callahan's work last year.
He can blame himself.
I guess he could blame himself for the team having the worst defense in Cowboys history and the 3rd worst in NFL history.
But that wouldn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
The longer this offseason goes on with this level of dysfunction, and without a significant upgrade in talent (which aint happening) the more I see a 5-11 from this team next year. It's going to implode. The same guys are a year older and there is no leadership present on the coaching staff.
Because they know their resumes are more qualified that Garrett's.
I'll just make like a politician and "lie" it out.
This is a very very underrated point.
Pretty much. Everyone knows the workplace brown noser and suck up that is only around because of nepotism. Those people are rarely liked.
LOL. Can't say anything but......
I'm telling you, didn't happen, I had no idea, no one told me, it was that way when I got here, it was actually worse, my stupid staff did it, nope not me... Seriously, I didn't know.
It surely wasn't Garrett's....
If he did produce more then it was a function of having a semi-decent OL this year,,, his play-calling was freaking horrendous. Maybe a phantom injury to Romo was limiting his play calling, but I couldn't believe how dysfunctional and backwards everything was...
Could be with his contract, although I'm not privy to the terms of course. Having people leave whenever they want to is the ONLY reason for having a contract from the employers perspective...it isn't silly at all not to just bow out of the contract anytime someone pouts and wants to leave. There has only been loose reports from a mediot or two who have reported rumors that Callahan is unhappy about this. Well, and people on the zone too...not sure which is more credible.
As a contra theory, have you considered that the reason Callahan hasn't left is the presence of a non favorable trigger clause that requires repzymentof money if he elects to leave?
You don't think our most successful running play via a zone-blocking scheme had anything to do with him, when Garrett's offense was built on a power-based running attack? Also, the Dez drag route was never used in Garrett's crappy system when it became a successful feature of this offense, alone with the 5 WR set, I'm surprised we weren't even more awful, considering Garrett doesn't have any bootlegs and plays to move the pocket in his utter garbage playbook.
Callahan can only work with so much, especially considering he's a West Coast guy. And I'm not even praising him, but he's a hell of a lot better than Garrett, who had the worst first-half scoring offense in the league last year, was bottom of the league in play action and only had good numbers, cause our offense abandoned his crappy game plan and had Tony Romo bail this team out with the no-huddle and hurry up sets.
No, I hadn't thought lf that. But why would anybody agree to such terms?
Nope, I think Callahan's overall play calling was, at best, stupefying and counter-intuitive. He's a good OL coach and maybe he's a decent West-Coast play-caller, but his play-calling in this offense with this personnel was painful to watch. Again, maybe there are some hidden truths we don't know about with Romo's limitations, he never has had a golden arm but last year was exceptionally bad for him,,, but outside of some hidden limitations I can't imagine why Callahan called the plays he called, Garrett's play-calling was better and that's why Callahan only lasted one year with those duties.
Having said all that, I think Garrett's offensive style might require a golden armed QB, somebody with accuracy and arm-strength, and even though I think Romo is a good QB he doesn't look like that guy lately.
They won't be 5-11.
Romo is good enough to keep the team in every game.
They'll probably get 8 or 9 wins, and pray the East is a bottom-feeder in order to "compete" for the 4th year.
Put them in almost any other division and they're playing for nothing during the last week of the season. In some divisions it would be over with a month left to play.
We beat bad and mediocre teams, and lose to good ones with QBs. That's pretty well established.
Fix the pass defense and that stops happening, though. Whichever division.
Have you heard of Frank Pollack? Check his resume. While Callahan was off rebuilding the offense with Garrett and Romo, Pollack whipped this unit into shape.
No one has mentioned this that I read in here, but perhaps one of the reasons that they wanted Linehan in here is that they REALLY want to implement the passing portion of the 12-package. Jones loves to emulate other teams and he has tried to get the horses to use 2 TEs in the passing game for years (since Witten came on strong). I will be interested to see if Linehan gets more from the 2nd TE position this up-coming season