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News: Stephen Jones says Marinelli promotion to DC was performance-based

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Bwareinrings94

    Bwareinrings94 Well-Known Member

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    Garrett's retention is performance based too. They all love 8-8.
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  2. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    Is that the same situation as Cally and JG? Cally wanted to call plays but JG would overrule him and screw it all up like he has for years is my bet.
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  3. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Performance based? The stupidity of this franchise never ceases to amaze me.
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  4. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    You know me.
    You know my game.
    And at this point, all I can say is- I don't like any of this.

    I have faith that Marinelli can do more than Kiffen.
    I have faith that McClay can unify the War Room.
    I have hope that Linehan can make our offense more dynamic again.

    But all these quotes and actions/inactions by the team from it's snakeheads...

    None of it comforts me in the slightest.
    I see no plan. I see no true direction. I see nothing that indicates anything other than they are trying to fix the stupid things they have been doing and not in a manner that makes me feel confident.
    It's all still scattershot. Still fix the latest ******* move until the next- then try to fix that in lieu of the next one.

    All I can do really is hope- and that's not a plan.
    I can only say for certain- no money from my bank accounts are going toward Our Boys in Vegas in a winning manner right now.

    Maybe after Free Agency and the Draft will I feel different, but right now-

    NO WAY.
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  5. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps Jerry is trying to pay dutiful attention to familiarizing himself with the talent at the Combine and leaving the interview BS to Stephen. Truth be told, isn't it only fitting that this might be the case? After all, it's entirely possible Garrett isn't the only one in training -- couldn't it very well be that Jerry is too?
  6. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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  7. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    I swear we got a House of Cards mentality in the Cowboys FO...
  8. noshame

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

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    well, I'm going on the belief and hope that as the year went on Monty went old school, ok ancient school, and went total read/prevent and tried to just limit scoring. This is what he knows, he would never think to attack, and bring constant pressure.

    The final game of the season somebody forced him to switch gears and we had much more success. I believe Rod will attack and harness the emotion he had the defense playing with at the start of last season. As you remember guys were flying to the ball and getting some pressure.
    Once we began to back off the overall aggressive pursuit disappeared. I think that was all Monty and nobody challenged him until the last game. Long story short, a non stop aggressive approach alone will make this a top 20 defense, and some health and a good draft could make us a top 15 and that's good enough for 1 season. Go get them Rod.
  9. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    Marinelli did as well as I'd expect him to. Playing all those sub replacement level players, it's a minor miracle we weren't even worse on defense.
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  10. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Just saw this. Won't make too much of it but it is interesting.
  11. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I hardily disagree. I think they both did a great job with what they had to work with. Perhaps it should've been much better but I doubt it. You can't build a mall with a utility tool.
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  12. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I bet he calls an impromptu session. That man cannot help himself.

    On the other hand, what is interesting is that Stephen has become quite the little chatterbox.

    Sadly, he sounds just as nonsensical and ignorant as his father when he speaks.

    “Free agency isn’t always the answer. We could go out and hire somebody is we wanted. But I don’t see us going in that direction now. We are not in any rush. But what it may cause you to do is draft young people and play your draft picks which may make us a better football team. A team like Seattle shows that.”
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  13. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Yep. Something tells me when you have to use 19 defensive linemen... you aren't going to be very successful.
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  14. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    Don't know.

    But I'll take Marinelli as DC over Ryan or Kiffin.

    So it appears after all is said and done..

    Garrett ends up with arguably the best DC in the NFC.

    Not bad.
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  15. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    How dare you suggest the Cowboys did anything right.
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  16. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    A year after hiring Kiffin? And enduring the worst defensive performance in club history?

    If anything, we are a lucky recipient of Monte's friend list on Facebook. Too bad Tampa jumped us and grabbed Lovie Smith.
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  17. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Setting up for the inevitable media-driven destruction of Stephen Jones as a person.
  18. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Nice try............. Not really. Marinelli fell into their laps. Why wasn't he hired as DC in the first place? Your usual hindsight schtick. I get it. Idgit will chime in as if the last decade of Cowboy football didn't happen and we shouldn't be expecting this because it's word- smithed a little differently from a related horses mouth. The truth is in the perverbial pudding. Denying it humors me however I respect your views. Were just not watching the same team and its dysfunctional efforts.

    They do some things right just not nearly enough.
  19. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I'll take a "fall into their laps". As I've learned in business luck is a factor.

    But that being said, it wasn't entirely luck. He was available and Kiffin was brought on board, which opened the door.
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  20. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    This move to install Marinelli as DC was equivalent to Pee Wee Herman falling off his bike and rolling around only to dust himself off and say he "meant to do that."

    Lacewell recommended Kiffin. Jones reacted on that. It was collateral fortune that Marinelli was also looking for a job and that Lovie Smith did not sign on with anyone last season. Plain and simple.

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