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ST: Cowboys notes: Callahan says Garrett wanted to return to sideline relationship with Romo

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jobberone, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. jobberone

    jobberone Ginsu Wolverine Minion Staff Member

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    Cowboys notes: Callahan says Garrett wanted to return to sideline relationship with Romo
    Posted Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

    BY CARLOS MENDEZ

    cmendez@star-telegram.com

    IRVING — Bill Callahan said coach Jason Garrett wanted to return to the relationship he used to have with Tony Romo on the sideline, one reason the Dallas Cowboys changed their play-calling mechanism.

    “He’s had that relationship with him on the sideline in his career, and he wanted to get back to that a little bit more,” Callahan said Wednesday in his weekly meeting with reporters. “And he should, and rightfully so, as the head coach.”

    Callahan, the offensive coordinator and play-caller, was joined in the coaches box last week by quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson. Wilson used to be on the sideline, receiving the play calls from Callahan and sending them to Romo. Now, Garrett receives the calls and passes them to Romo.

    But Callahan said that does not mean Garrett changes the calls.

    “We’re all on the same page. Nothing’s changed in terms of the play-calling, whatsoever,” he said. “There’s not changes of plays, or anything like that.

    “Here is what I think everyone needs to understand: That there’s great communication among the offensive coaches. Jason’s a part of this process, of game-planning, and being on the sideline during the game. I think he’s just become more active with Tony in that regard.”


    Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/1...callahan-says-garrett.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy
  2. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    Not a single person on this team tells the media the truth of what's going on with the team.

    And I have no problem with that whatsoever.

    But you ever hear the phrase about peeing on someone's face and telling them it's raining?
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  3. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    No? Huh. Look it up- someone could be doing it to you...

    Besides the Cowboys.
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  4. jobberone

    jobberone Ginsu Wolverine Minion Staff Member

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    I don't have a problem with what they said. This is going to obviously give Garrett a better in to change plays if he wants to and TBH I never realized this wasn't a part of our game. In fact it surprises me that Jason wasn't hearing, receiving or whatever each play call. If I were HC and my butt was on the line I would be involved in the play calling although I agree it is better for Garrett to keep his head in the entire game and not get swallowed by all the offensive play calling. It bothers me a bit this hasn't been going on.

    As far as the corporate speak is concerned that is something that should be used everyday every way.
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  5. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    I think JG is calling the plays now. What may be different from past years is that Callahan has more input on what gets called.

    Callahan probably suggests what type of plays may be best based on what he sees from up above and JG decides on the actual play.
  6. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    As long as we win, it doesn't matter. If we lose to the Raiders, we're in for it.
  7. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    I think it's apparent that JG called the plays the last game. It was the first time we actually looked like a cohesive offense since the Denver game.

    Wilson/Callahan relay down the coverage, where they're rolling the safeties, and probably recommend a play and JG relays whatever he thinks is the correct call given the information seen in the booth.

    Doesn't matter to me as long as it keeps working.
  8. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Too bad NFL rules signal that the mic is turned off fifteen seconds before play clock expires. Romo audibles from pass to run based upon what he is given. Garrett isn't changing anything one a play is sent in, cause it probably ain't possible.
  9. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Because six years of lack of cohesiveness with Garrett calling the plays makes you think he was calling the plays?
  10. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    Considering our offense looked D1-AA level for the majority of the season, yes.
  11. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    When has it looked any different? We've always been horrific on third and long. We were among the last in, if not last, in first half scoring last year. We've been deteriorating in red zone scoring every year with Garrett. Last year, we were last in terms of plat-action passing, when Garrett was in control. We've probably been around dead last since he's been in charge. We couldn't pick up a blitz up the middle last year against the Redskins to save our life, Garrett not adjusting once.
  12. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    Hey man, I never said I thought our offense looked great but it looked like complete crap under Callahan.

    You can't say our offense didn't look "better" this last game. We moved Dez around and used, to my surprised, play-action a substantial amount. I think we could have put up 40 if Dez could catch and hold onto the ball.

    It remains to be seen if we continue to play aggressive or not but at the very least, the last game gave me some hope that we can actually count on our offense to do their part where they've been failing miserably the majority of the season.
  13. CowboysSpursandAstros

    CowboysSpursandAstros New Member

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    With all the talk of Jason Garrett being a bad play caller, how the heck did we go 13-3 and second in the league in points per game back in 2007?
  14. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    the Tony Sparano and Jason Garrett duo. Offense use to have motion, formations shifts and impressive play design. We even had trick plays. I think we went deep alot off playaction also.
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  15. BHendri5

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    Until this season our offense has always been ranked in the top 15, sometimes during parts of the seasons top 5 before dropping lower than that by the end of seasons, but we were never out of the top 15, until this season. the only problem that has been a consistent thorn in our simple offense (as people want to call it) Execution and drafting, signing the RKG will help this simple offense take this team to the top. In the 90s we ran a simple timing based offense, no more than 15 plays a game, the same plays, from my understanding, the difference were the coaches, the players and the execution of those simple plays. Everyone knew what was coming but we still executed the plays, because we had the RKGs in place.

    Think about this, everyone that has played football on any level, my highest level was college, anyway in my opinion the the terminology/verbiage is what makes an offense or defense difficult, once you understand what you are suppose to do with that terminology executing the plays is easy, unless you have a difficult time with the defensive player.
  16. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    The Denver game was him.. The better red zone scoring was him... Maybe it was Wade Wilson giving Callahan advice..

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