Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WPBCowboysFan, Apr 18, 2014.
Quoted for truth
The 2012 offseason stands as one of, if not the worst of the Jerry era.
This occurred during Albino Landry's tenure of secret responsibilities hidden behind hollow titles.
So....like.....I'm not buying it.
Like I said, you can live in your fantasy world all you want.
However, I would think you would show a little more respect to the ones that don't share your fantasy interpretation. Calling other posters that happen to agree with my position over yours "disappointed teenagers" is you letting your emotions get the better of you.
Funny, nobody else seems to have any trouble following along.
That''s as out of context as most of your posts so.....I'll take that FWIW
It's all a show. As long as he's entertained. He just loves being in the spotlight good or bad. Same as the Cowboys.
Well, it must be working because you are still here.
You got me there. lol
It's all part of the show.
The thing is that when other gms take the blame they lose their jobs.
I appreciate the permission to not share your intentional misrepresentations. That'll really come in handy if your opinion doesn't change in coming seasons.
And I didn't say every unhappy fan who agrees with you is a disappointed teenager. I'm simply commenting that some of them pretty obviously are. That's a function of how they communicate and not a comment on them being hopeful or hopeless about the current state of the Cowboys. It's not a callout by any stretch. Merely an observation.
Nothing you can do about it.
We're all along for the ride
well you could put up a jones sucks website. or billboard. or just rage on as if it helps.
I'll just waste my money on loose women and other illicit activities.
that's a waste????
To guys like us no.
But there are folks who think anti jerry billboards and websites are a worthwhile expenditure.
LOL @ your avatar!!! That is freakin' hilarious. Made my day, no doubt.
I believe that there are signs of progress.
Has Jerry done a complete 180? No, but there are signs of progress.
Should Garrett get credit for all progress? No, but he is an influence in the right direction. IMO, Garrett pushes to do things the right way and is joined by Stephen Jones and probably others in the organization. I think Stephen Jones and the people that work for him on the salary cap issues have been in favor of being conservative for a long time. Garrett just adds 1 significant voice to their side.
I think the catastrophe with the Ratliff situation followed up by the drastic injury issues might have pushed Jerry over the edge and forced him to get on board with the Garrett/Stephen side of being conservative. My guess is that Garrett/Stephen were not in favor of the 2nd new contract that Jerry gave Ratliff a couple of years ago.
Since Garrett has been the Head Coach, they had been getting younger and shedding the big contracts.
Roy (WR) Williams
The questionable moves during Garrett's tenure:
2nd new contract for Ratliff
Trade up for Claiborne
Signing Carr to a big contract
IMO, I'll take those questionable decisions any day over:
Trading a 1st, 3rd and 7th (the 1st and 3rd were not enough, they needed a 7th).
Giving Roy Williams a new contract for 9M+ per year after the trade.
Trading two 1st for Joey Galloway
Giving Miles Austin a 9M per year contract when he probably would have received about half that much as a free agent.
Drafting Shante Carver in the 1st round.
Not drafting Randy Moss.
Drafting Ekuban in the 1st round.
The only remaining players over 30 are Romo, Witten and the long snapper. I think Free is right at 30.
The salary cap situation is going to be better in 2015 than it has been in long time. The dead money will be at it's lowest in several years with an expected number of about 5.5M as compared to 30M just a couple of years ago.
Summary: Jerry is not going anywhere. It seems that Garrett is the best Head Coach for Jerry. A coach like Parcells causes Jerry to need to make a big splash to get attention (i.e signing TO, etc.). A coach like Wade puts up Zero resistance to anything that Jerry wants to do (i.e. trade for Roy Williams).
These sound like steps that should translate into more success. I'm excited to see the improved winning record and playoff victories next year.
Good post X. I also believe we have seen some progress, but the "Jerrry Sux" Club wont acknowledge it. What makes it hard for some to see, or accept, is that the PROCESS has been slow and the trainee HC factor make it seem pretty much a non existent.
Personally, I think Red _ should be gone after this year if we dont see significant improvement. I like the good things he's done, but it still comes down to wins, and 4 1/2 yrs will have been long enough to see if we have actually turned a corner. Jerry prob keeps Red no matter the outcome of the season, but at some point the bottom line has to factor in.