Friday, February 09, 2007

Jerry Jones is a genius

The Dallas Cowboys owner is not a genius because he hired Wade Phillips to coach the team. Phillips is a fucking tool and has never been a particularly successful head coach; he's a better defensive coordinator.

Jones is unbelievably intelligent because he didn't hire Norv Turner, who was viewed as the front-runner. Why he was the front-runner for the job was unbeknownst to anyone who knows what a football looks like. Turner, who is about as good at being a head coach as we are at being un-cool, would have burned the Cowboys franchise to the fucking ground. Just look what he did in Oakland. Al Davis hasn't been the same since.

Norv, who is actually a pretty good offensive guru, somehow can't get it down when he has all the responsibility. He probably buckles under pressure and gets conservative with the offense.

First and 10: Run up the middle
Second and 9: Run up the middle
Third and a long 8: Run up the middle
Fourth and 9: Punt (But considers faking it with a halfback dive).

Fuck that shit. Norv has a way of developing players (Aikman, Young Alex Smith, Heath Shuler...OK, not Shuler. He fucking blows.), but his play-calling makes you want to take a blowtorch to him.

Turner is about the worst head coach since Isiah Thomas and can offensive coordinate with the best of them. Jerry Jones may have shot the city of Dallas in its collective foot by hiring Phillips, but Jones, had he hired Norv, may just as well have moved the team.

In other news: The top-ranked Lady Blue Devils beat No. 2 North Carolina 64-53 Thursday behind 20 points from J.J. Redick.

7 comments:

Signal to Noise said...

Those of us who remember Phillips' uninspiring tenure in Denver would disagree. Phillips is Norv's defensive equivalent. Neither should be let anywhere near a head coaching position.

Mini Me said...

I agree with you about Turner. He is a great offensive mind, but he can't handle the pressure of being a head coach. The Phillips move was good, in that he can improve the 3-4 defense the Cowboys started using last year, significantly. Meanwhile, he can hold down the head coaching fort for two or at most three years, until Jason Garrett is ready to take over.

KicKnWinG 2 said...

Im just waiting for Jerry to make the switch to head coach himself. Like your blog alot, going to add you to my roll.

rstiles said...

I love this site....you guys don't pull any punches....you are flat out blunt!!!

Keep it up!

NFL Adam said...

Phillips might be a little better than you are giving him credit for. Turner was an absolute disaster.

JMC said...

neither of them has proven he can be a head coach. I'm just thanking my lucky stars that the niners get to keep turner because I think hes important for Smith's development. Stability baby.

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