I have long suspected that Jason Garrett was an avid reader and follower of The Landry Hat. My intuition tells me that he regularly checks our beloved website to see what your esteemed writers are saying about him and his team.
Well, now I have proof!
Clearly Garrett read my article “Don’t Blame Romo” and felt compelled to address the many indisputable points I made therein.
Why else would he say the following:
Click on the link to read Garrett’s shocking confession.
“In hindsight, some of the plays that went the other way, you say, ‘Boy, I wish I’d run it there,'” Garrett said. “But you also have to call the game. We got out to an early lead in the game. We came out in the second half and scored another touchdown, and with 25 minutes left to go in the game you don’t want to say, ‘Let’s just run it three times and punt It.’
“You still want to play football. You still want to make sure that you give the quarterback a lot of good answers to be smart with the football in everything that you do call.”(quoted from Rob Phillips blog at the mothership)
After reading his remark that you don’t want to run it 3 times and punt, I have just one simple question:
Why the f%#* not?
I have always assumed that Garrett was a sagacious and erudite football scholar. But, now I am starting to consider that maybe that fancy Ivy League education isn’t all it is cracked up to be. His aptitude appears to be less than stellar: he read my article and still remains oblivious to the fact that he could have won by simply running out the clock and punting.
I have loads of forgiveness for people who make mistakes and attempt to learn from them, but Garrett’s comments suggest that he is not yet cognizant of the errors he made.
It also raises questions about who the real gunslinger is. Is it Romo or Garrett?
It is far too early to hit the panic button. I still believe in Garrett. That being said, I have to admit that my confidence in his ability to lead us to the promiseland took a bit of a blow when I read Phillip’s blog.