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News: ESPN: When smart coaches make dumb calls

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by Juke99, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    When smart coaches make dumb calls

    There's no logic to Jason Garrett's use of timeouts in the Cowboys' OT loss at Arizona

    By Jean-Jacques Taylor

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Late in the fourth quarter Sunday afternoon, Jason Garrett made the dumbest decision you'll ever see a smart coach make.

    You don't have to take Football 101 at Princeton to know choosing to settle for a 49-yard field goal at the end of a game is a bad decision.

    Dan Bailey missed the kick with two seconds left, and the Cardinals won when some Smurf-sized dude named LaRod Stephens-Howling zig-zagged through the Cowboys' defense for a 52-yard touchdown on the first possession of overtime.

  2. bbailey423

    bbailey423 Well-Known Member

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    I have never been a fan of JJT....but I respect the fact that he pulled NO punches in this article. It was DUMB! There is not other way to look at it. You get a few yards....or at least TRY!!!!!!!!!!
  3. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    JJT made some great points, good job!
  4. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    One of the few times JJT has written something that I thought he actually did his job with.

    My hats off to him for doing so.
  5. mmillman

    mmillman Well-Known Member

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    his learning curve is costing the Cowboys. He needs an offensive coordinator as he clearly is over his head in this area.
  6. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I agree, but an OC would have nothing to do with game management and icing your own kicker.

    The problem I have with the article is that JJT calls Red a "smart coach." The guy is smart, but he's Napoleon Dynamite when it comes to coaching.
  7. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    This is actually a pretty fair article.

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