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Jimmy Johnson...

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by dillinger319, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. dillinger319

    dillinger319 Striped Leopard

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    I dont want to beat a dead bush to death but watching him on the half time show just rushed thoughts through my mind....To me he seemed to get very excited about us playing JAX in the first game. Which leads me to the question everyone has wondered... Would he ever come back to coach the Cowboys.. If Parcells and Owens clash, I truly believe that the only one that could coach TO is Jimmy. So could he and Jones make up and let him win two or three more Super Bowls and keep us on top?? I hate to bring all this up with the season a month away, but if this team doesnt perform like it should I think that Parcells retires...SO let me have it..Tell me how you really feel....lol...:starspin
  2. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Uhhh...no.

    :star:
  3. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    No, nor do I think we should want him back. Yes, we were very successful with him, but no coach in NFL history has had more fall into his lap quicker than Jimmah. He made his career off of the Herschal Walker trade.

    In many ways, Dallas has the Vikings front office to thank for their success just as much as Jimmy Johnson
  4. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    No, Barry Switzer had more fall into his lap quicker than any NFL coach in history. Jimmy had to get what he needed.
  5. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Good point, but when Jimmah walked into Valley Ranch, he was like a kid on Christmas morning. He had every imaginable thing a coach could want. The number one pick in the draft, a future filled with multiple first, second and third round picks, an owner whom expense didnt matter to, and the knowledge of all the best college players that few new NFL coaches have with which to use in drafting.

    He had to make the most of the opportunity, which he did, but he certainly didnt have to dig, scrape and crawl for the good players he got.
  6. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey

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    no no and no
  7. Bob Dole

    Bob Dole New Member

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    It's possible. You think if Jerry calls, that Jimmy won't listen?

    Bob Dole doesn't rule anything out anymore - four years ago how many of you would have ever in your wildest dreams said, "four years from now, our head coach will be Bill Parcells."
  8. Bullet22

    Bullet22 Member

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    and no cap...
  9. scottsp

    scottsp Well-Known Member

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    Jimmy loves South Florida. It would take a ton to get him off that boat for an extended period of time. The studio gig is perfect for him. An NFL coaching job, on the other hand, is not. The demands of such a position are prolly more than what Johnson is willing to undertake at this point of his life.

    And quite frankly, some things can't be undone.

    I will say one thing for the guy: During his time here (7-1 playoffs) and at UMiami, Jimmy was one of the best big game coaches I can remember. Spare me Dolphin playoff references. I know. I know.
  10. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy

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    I can't believe after all these years we're still talking about the "what if" of Johnson coming back.
  11. Dale

    Dale Forum Architect

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    In some ways, it wouldn't surprise me if he were willing to come back. He and Jerry have fixed their relationship, and I think Jimmy loves the spotlight enough that if Jerry were to dump a boatload of cash onto him, he would gladly accept.

    With that said, I wouldn't hire him. It'd be a great publicity move and it'd be fun to see Jimmy coaching on the sideline again (just like it'd be "fun" to see Troy line up behind center one last time). But he wouldn't be here for the long haul; he's removed from the game; his success in Miami was highly limited; and if he were to return, I'd question his motives.

    Not to give this thread too much thought, but that is how I feel.
  12. Dale

    Dale Forum Architect

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    It's only natural, given how the Jerry-Jimmy relationship ended.

    When you quit/are fired after winning two straight Super Bowls, the natural human inclination for a lot of folks is to ask "What if they were to get back together...?"

    It'd be a ton of fun...but probably not all that successful.
  13. 2much2soon

    2much2soon Active Member

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    I recall being a suffering Dallas fan in the late '80s and hearing the announcement that Jerry bought the team, fired Landry and hired Jimmy Johnson.
    I was absolutely thrilled with Jimmy coming in. If you knew anything about football you knew he was a gamer and had the potential to be successful.
    Its crazy that some people were bagging on Jimmy back then. He had been nothing but successful for most of his career.
  14. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    Jimmah is excited about everything, not just the Boys. He's not coming back, and the more I look at what he did in the 90s in depth, I don't think I'd want him to. The draft is SO important now, particularly the later rounds, after the no-brainers like Troy and Michael are off the boards - and truth be told, Jimmah wasn't that great at the draft.
  15. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    Poor Bill. The man single-handedly ressurects one of the worst franchises in the league, a team so bad we were looking at players like Ryan Leaf and Mario Edwards as our saviors, yet we're still talking about his coaching replacement.
  16. 2much2soon

    2much2soon Active Member

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    In all fairness to both, Jimmy resurrected one of the worst franchises in the league. Bill is resurrecting one of the most mediocre.
  17. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    Coaches that win three (that's right, I said it Sooner fans) super bowls will always die hard as legends.
  18. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    Holy mixed-metaphors Batman~! :p:
  19. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I believe they have already made up.....
  20. BlueStar II

    BlueStar II New Member

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    I agree with HeavyHitta31 and also Jimmy40 that we should really be thankful of Minnesota's front office at the time, and Switzer did indeed, inherit the keys to the team and Switzer merely went along for the ride.

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