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I keep hearing about how Romo isn't a good fit for Garrett's offense..

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by DOUBLE WING, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. DOUBLE WING

    DOUBLE WING Well-Known Member

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    That he's too much of a gunslinger, risk taker, etc. Garrett wants someone more like Aikman.

    I just think that's ridiculous considering I just watched Jim Harbaugh take a second year QB in his second career start, on the road for his first career road start and beat a division opponent. A QB who plays a completely different style of football than that of the guy who was SF's previous starter the last year and a half.
  2. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about "completely different", he and Smith are pretty similar in a lot of ways.
  3. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    I've never heard anyone say Romo isn't a good fit for Garrett's offense.
  4. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Nor have I, but I was playing along. If he could just play in the first half like he does in the second half, he'd be a great fit for anyone.
  5. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    :laugh2:
  6. DOUBLE WING

    DOUBLE WING Well-Known Member

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    Their games are pretty different. Smith isn't anywhere near the running threat he was coming out of college. In fact, he rarely runs at all anymore.
  7. SWG9

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    They're actually fairly similar, but with all due respect...what does Harbaugh's system and his ability to tailor it to whoever is starting have to do with Dallas and Jason Garrett?
  8. DOUBLE WING

    DOUBLE WING Well-Known Member

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    There was a big discussion about it in one of the Garrett threads on Thanksgiving night. Quite a few people made the argument that Romo isn't a "Garrett-style" QB and that he doesn't know how to adjust to Romo's game.
  9. DOUBLE WING

    DOUBLE WING Well-Known Member

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    That's it's refreshing to see a coach tailor his gameplan to his talent rather than Garrett continuing to try to fit a square peg into a round hole.
  10. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    While that may be true, Smith is nowhere near being a pocket passer. He may not go past the line of scrimmage a lot, but he moves around, and gets outside the pocket just as much as anyone.
  11. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    I honestly don't follow you. If he doesn't fit with what Garrett does, how do you explain the second half explosion of offense, seemingly every week?
  12. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    Provide a link or I have to call bull ****.
  13. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    Because the game plan goes out the window when your getting your *** handed to you.
  14. DOUBLE WING

    DOUBLE WING Well-Known Member

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    Seemingly every week? What week this year did you start watching Cowboys games? This second half "explosion" only happened the last two weeks and I think those are likely attributed to defenses playing softer with a big lead and more uptempo/no huddle offense (which Garrett seems to refuse to do unless we're down by 3 scores).
  15. sago1

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    Maybe because Garrett finally gets around to making the necessary and correct adjustments to his game plan which allows Romo to get the job done. Frankly, I'm beginning to think that Garrett simply lacks the necessary learning he would have acquired if he hadn't been perhaps permaturely grabbed by Jerry Jones as the Cowboys future Landry. Look at Payton; he's just 2 years older then Garrett but had a lot of football offensive experience both in NY and in Dallas with Parcells. Now some might cite the advantage to the Saints in signing Drew Brees. But Brees was now where near the Brees he became once Payton got his hands on him. Just imagine how good a QB Romo could be if he had Payton coaching him. Don't forget, Payton offerred Jerry a 3rd rounder for Romo just as soon as he took over coaching the Saints. Payton tried to grab Romo before ending up signing Brees. Brees himself often said how often Payton bragged about how good Romo was and could become.
  16. alancdc

    alancdc Active Member

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    If I knew what "Garrett's system" was I might could give an opinion.
  17. CxC1993

    CxC1993 Member

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    Exactly.
  18. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    SF and NO are in the same division? Did I miss something?
  19. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Harbaughs system is easy to plug in a new QB (plus Kaepernick has a year under the system under his belt) because all he asked Smith to do is be a game manager and let his run game be the offense. So with that being your gameplan, why couldn't you let anyone do it? I don't see your logic.

    And for the second part, yes I do agree our play caller and QB and a mismatch because neither is changing their style. Garrett continues to call his vanilla, low risk, slow as molasses plays, and Romo tries to execute them like their Oregons spread offense. Bad mismatch. Just give Romo the reigns and step aside Red.
  20. DOUBLE WING

    DOUBLE WING Well-Known Member

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    Nevermind that! I was thinking of the old days when the Saints were in the West.

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