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Is being a top Game Day HC all that important anymore?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by burmafrd, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The thought has never crossed my mind.
  3. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    And rightfully so for allowing it to be that big of a problem.
  4. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    And yet some still make excuses
  5. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    Only a 0.2% chance of losing and Garrett did it. That says all you need to know about him.
  6. Venger

    Venger Well-Known Member

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    Apparently not to Jerry...

    He let you know what he thought about coaching with his inane "500 coaches" bit...
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  7. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    There has been more than one truly epic loss under JG.

    Listen, .. I want him to be successful, .. I want him to be the man, .. I do not want to start over with a new coach, and all that that means.

    But we cannot hide from the mediocre job that he has done.

    Perhaps he will get better and continue to improve as a HC, .. but brushing all of his mistakes and inadequacies as an NFL head coach under the rug does not make him better.

    Having said that, I still think the GM is the biggest stumbling block.
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  8. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    It really was.

    We played Chicago the week before. Everyone's memory should have been fresh enough to remember the defense allowing eight straight scoring opportunities. No punts. Eight straight.

    The defense played truly inspired ball in the first half against Green Bay, but it was still the exact same defense. As head coach, you must anticipate another defensive collapse and counter the possibility by altering your set gameplan to consume as much clock as humanly possible. Keep running the ball, dink and dunk sparingly, and let the clock drain.

    Didn't happen. Garrett's inflexibilty is what bothers me most. Eddie Lacy and Matt Flynn (of all people) took complete advantage of Garrett's resolve. He demands his players execute his gameplan regardless of in-game circumstance. He does enough good things for me not to give up on him yet and he has virtually the full support and effort from his players. But he must adjust to the strengths of his team when he has built a lead. Hopefully, the Packer game will remain a constant reminder for him in the future.
  9. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    I used to think forever hc's weren't that important but they are. From getting your team to play with a passion and a purpose to game management its extremely important.
  10. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    Doubt he had that much say in how Romo's contract is structured, he couldn't keep him from audibling even if he wanted to.
  11. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    I dont know about Red and Tony's contract structure, but as far as audibles go, the HC absolutely has say - or at least should have say.
  12. Fmart322

    Fmart322 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Jason Garrett isn't great at being a game day coach. He costs the team a few games a year. We had no right missing the playoff the past few years. I hope he gets better.
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  13. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage Zone Supporter

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    As you can clearly see, it's important. We've not had a Coach since Jimmy, and we've not won since Jimmy's players/staff left.
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  14. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    In game decisions are one of the few things that we can definitely quantify while the vast majority of things that a HC does in terms of preparation and execution we as fans have zero way of knowing.

    With typical fan hubris, we channel Mike Tirico and inflate the importance of what we can see and disregard or discount that which we cannot.

    On a side note, running the ball more would not have limited GB to 4 possessions in the second half and we still would have lost that game.
  15. noshame

    noshame I'm not dead yet...... Zone Supporter

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    Easy on the red head, remember, he's still in training.
  16. noshame

    noshame I'm not dead yet...... Zone Supporter

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    One another side note, that is a ridiculous statement.
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  17. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Not for Fuzzy. Me and you know that there is no way of knowing what would happen if the running game was used more. Fuzzy thinks he is smarter than everybody else, so he knows what the result would be. Don't question the Fuzz. It will be a long and boring conversation unless you are as impressed with Fuzzy as much as he is impressed with Fuzzy.
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  18. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Head coaches are all about philosophy, direction, and motivation. Yes they have the final say, but I liken it to a Brigade Commander in the Army - he's got a staff for a reason.
  19. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    If you want to win as a head coach and especially at the NFL level, you have to know everything and make sure everything is working together. You have to be an OCD micro manager...all the greats are that way. If you leave it up to your staff, you'll never be good let alone great. It's too competive to leave to chance.
  20. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Parcells, a HOF coach wasnt a coach?

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