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News: JJT - Jerry admires Harbaugh while as he blocks Garrett

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by Risen Star, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    IRVING, Texas -- San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has resurrected a dead franchise.

    In two seasons, he has made two appearances in the NFC title game. Now, he's headed to the Super Bowl, while Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is traveling to the Senior Bowl looking for prospects.

    Sad, ain't it?

    San Francisco is 24-7-1 with a pair of NFC West titles, while Dallas is 16-16 without a playoff appearance the past two seasons. Jerry Jones must look at San Francisco's success under Harbaugh and shake his head.

    After all, the 49ers hadn't made the playoffs in any of the nine seasons before Harbaugh arrived. They had gone 46-82 and finished as high as second place just twice since 2003.

    Only once had they won as many as eight games.

    Pathetic.

    Harbaugh has changed all that. He has written a new narrative. In the process, he has fulfilled his destiny as a football messiah.

    Harbaugh has changed the culture and produced wins.

    Garrett's process to build a winner with staying power works. It's the same process Nick Saban has used to make Alabama and LSU winners.

    The problems is Garrett is a process-oriented coach working for a results-oriented owner and he hasn't won enough games to quench Jerry's thirst for success.

    You wonder if a coach -- even one as good as Harbaugh -- could thrive in such a dysfunctional organization.

    Garrett has one more season to prove it. Or someone else will get an opportunity to be neutered by Jerry.

    http://espn.go.com/dallas/story/_/i...dmire-jim-harbaugh-path-blocks-jason-garretts
  2. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I happen to think this is another bad article by JJT, but I do love this line:

    Now, I don't agree that the organization necessarily sees this as a problem, but there is probably a race between the process taking hold alongside enough results to continue the experiment. I just haven't seen much evidence to suggest that Jerry doesn't understand the situation, too.
  3. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I think it may be the finest article he's ever written. A dose of smelling salts to the homer mind.
  4. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    Just when you think JJT cannot go further, he finds a whole new level of attainment!

    .. and my comments have nothing to do with pro/anti-Garrett opinions .. just the quality of writing.

    /reality
  5. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    There's no reason it can't be both. The man's not good at his job.
  6. trueblue1687

    trueblue1687 Well-Known Member

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    to say: because Harbough has/used a 'process', and Saban has/used a 'process', then Garrett will be a success because he ostensibly is using a 'process' is nonsense. And here I thought all coaches used a process....why don't they all win??:confused:
  7. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    No kidding. Jim Zorn had a process, too.

    But JJT is a huge Garrett fan, so...
  8. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Excellent article by JJT!


    Nice to see locals stepping out over the plate to take a swing at the ol' slow Jerry ball being served up for an easy home run... as well as National writers.


    :bow::bow::bow::bow::bow:
  9. M'Kevon

    M'Kevon A Love Supreme

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    Typical JJT. Meanders around a point, while (attempting) to cover all bases to appear right and/or knowledgeable.

    Point:

    "The truth is Harbaugh is everything Jerry hoped Garrett would be the day he hired the Princeton grad, who had never, ever been a head coach. Harbaugh had been a successful head coach at the University of San Diego and Stanford before taking over the 49ers. He made his dumb mistakes and questionable decisions a long time ago. Garrett's errors get displayed on the professional sports' biggest stage."


    So, JJ made an error in selecting Garrett, due to his lack of experience.

    Jones fault.

    Point:

    "Garrett's process to build a winner with staying power works. It's the same process Nick Saban has used to make Alabama and LSU winners.
    The problems is Garrett is a process-oriented coach working for a results-oriented owner and he hasn't won enough games to quench Jerry's thirst for success."

    OK, while Garrett may be inexperienced, the real problem is a mismatch between a process oriented coach, and a result oriented owner. Which means, a coach such as JG or Harbaugh, could not work with JJ.

    Jones fault.

    Point:

    "Jerry's considering firing Garrett as the playcaller and replacing him with offensive line coach Bill Callahan or someone outside of the building. Doing so will complete a thorough neutering of the head coach that began in the owner's mind the night Washington ended Dallas' season with a 28-18 victory."

    So, placing aside hiring an inexperienced coach and a mismatch in philosophy, JJ is undermining Garrett's position with the team.

    Jones fault.

    "So if the Cowboys have success next year, Garrett won't be getting any credit for it."
    "Garrett? He's only going to get credited for staying out of the way. See the situation Jerry has created?"

    Despite inexperience, conflicting philosophies, and undercutting his authority, Garrett won't get credit for anything next year, no matter how positive (of course, if negative, it's all his fault).

    JJT. It's Jerry's fault. And he predicted next season. No matter what happens. :laugh2:
  10. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    That is a very low bar of achievement.

    One lady says to another, "how's the potty training going with little Jimmy"?

    Answer: Well we're making great progress, it's been 5 years now and we've gone from 40 poops in his pants per day down to 39.
  11. HoustonFrog

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    What happened to Saban's process in the NFL while at Miami...didn't process quickly for pro guys?.....
  12. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Should Dallas ever manage to win another Superbowl under Jerry Jones I actually can't wait to read the spin from the media and folks that take all these shots. It will be comedy at it's finest to see how they try and spin things if it ever worked under Jones again.

    I'm not saying it will or won't. I don't pretend to know everything like some people try to.

    But other than my Dallas Cowboys winning another championship the second best part of that will be the back peddling and spin control from comments and articles like this.
  13. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita The Ultimate Cowbabe Zone Supporter

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    I must admit that in between celebrating, I would enjoy every second of the media eating crow. A lot of people forget that in the 90s Jerry AND JIMMY were considered a joke until we turned it around really fast. But for some strange reason all those who had taken pot shots had selective memory about the comments they had made. Funny how that works.
  14. rickjameschinaclub

    rickjameschinaclub Benched

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    Nick Saban is the new flavor of the moment that Garrett is supposedly like, you know, because he likes the word process... man, how myth turns into truth just by media-spin... Garrett has been given all the tools to succeed... If a crappy record and no plaoff births for over a decade are reflective of a stinky culture with the Cowboys 'front office', it is so with the 49ers...

    Please spare another Garrett defense article... Garrett's been given enough to prove himself..

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