Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jgboys1, Nov 7, 2012.
Thanks for the hearty chuckle. The laugh was right on time.
I think the whole GM thing is overblown. Jerry may have been the "GM" but Jimmy was 1 step below. Jimmy called all the shots and Jerry just said ok.
Agree both made bad decisions, but I understand why Jimmy took the Miami gig at the time. Marino had a typical Marino-year in 1995. I assume he wanted to win with another team, and call it a career. Didnt work out.
Jimmy contributed to that friction. I wish he had not, but he was throwing out overtures to Jacksonville during his last season in Dallas.
You only need to look at the four drafts after Jimmy left to know who was truely in charge while he was there, but Jimmy has to get some blame for the split because his eyes were wandering.
Not the point...the point was made that he left the Cowboys for the Dolphins...which is absolutely wrong.
Truthfully, I doubt Miami got the same Jimmy Johnson that Dallas had. They wouldn't have hired that iron-fisted guy to go along with Dan Marino.
It was only an addition to said point, not an attempt to correct or contradict.
Marino was all for himself and no one could stop him from driving the team to mediocrity to the glory of himself.
I hated Miami when he was there because you could see him killing his own team every year with the same thing that's killing us. One man's immense ego.
Jerry is selfish and his ego means more to him than this franchise winning does.
He wants all the glory or no glory at all.
McLovin ... your sig is crackin me up dude
I've seen this stated twice in this thread now and it isn't true.
The 1940 NFL Championship game: Bears 73 - Redskins 0
That was the largest playoff loss in NFL history.
Just sayin zall.
Ditto. I would love to hear what he has to say about this...of course, whether what he says is the truth or not is another matter.
Finally it is said!!!
I never understood why Jimmy took the Miami gig because they are the Miami Dolphins and we are the Dallas Cowboys.
Like comparing horse manure to ice cream.
And I still look at Jimmy as an ingrate. Every NFL expert looked at Jimmy as a joke to come to the NFL, but Jerry hired him anyway. Then the team goes 1-15 and that just validated that Jimmy was a joke (at that time). I could be wrong, but I don't know of another head coach that has come back to coach a team after a 1-15 season.
Whether Jimmy and his fans like it or not, Jerry Jones was a big part of his career and legacy as a football coach.
For as every bit of an ego that Jerry has had about his relationship with Jimmy, had every bit of that ego. At least Jerry has given Jimmy credit over the years. I have yet to hear Jimmy credit Jerry for hiring him and keeping him after a brutal first season when NOBODY else wanted him.
Well, I think it's safe to say that I'm talking Super Bowl years. But if you want to hang your hat on losing 62-7 as being so much better than losing 73-0 back in 1940 (we weren't even in WWII, yet)...knock yourself out.
You know, most team owners would allow even an egotistical coach to strut his stuff without having to steal the spotlight away from him. Tom Benson certainly did not do that to Sean Payton, he allowed SP to have all of the credit he deserves for the Saints' success. So how did Jimmy "rock the boat"? Because he wanted to coach his team his way? Name one coach who doesn't (Jason Garrett excluded). Because he got sick and tired of Jerry constantly taking the credit for deals and players that Jimmy got for us? Is there a reason Jerry couldn't just sit back and let Jimmy bask in the glow and win a few more Super Bowls for him and for us?
Jimmy's an egomaniac just as much as Jerry.
Jimmy's draft's were a success in Dallas due in part to the number of picks.
Also two of the main cogs were already here... Irvin & Norton.
And really Aikman was giftwrapped to them.
Jimmy was a very good coach, but I'm not sold on him being some cracker-jack identifier of talent.
His drafts in Miami weren't anything to write home about.
Well one thing is for darn sure.
If Jimmy said I'll coach tomorrow he'd have a job in about 10 seconds.
Jimmy wasn't going to stay here any more than perhaps one more year.
Sean Payton doesn't strike me as being an insufferable egomaniac. Jimmy-- well...
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