Shouldn’t an offensive scheme take advantage of the particular QBs skill set? Of course. But many coaches believe that a scheme should be put in place and the pieces, or players, should be plug and play. I get the feeling that Jason Garrett is one of those coaches. I get the feeling that Garrett, from the beginning in Dallas, has put into play a scheme that is cerebral and pass heavy. this most matches who Garrett seems to be. Am I being too simplistic because he was a QB and went to Princeton? Probably.
Garrett’s offensive philosophy may have helped pad Tony Romo’s stats, but it doesn’t mean that it best uses Romo’s skills. Maybe Garrett knows this already and determined long ago that to mitigate the down side of the gunslinging Romo, he had to put a more bus driver-ish (is that a word?) emphasis in place. That would explain some things. It is just as likely that he put scheme in place and has been trying to force Romo to conform to it regardless of how it matches up with his skills. Maybe it’s a little bit of both.
Regardless, it is clear to the naked eye, if not the statistician, that something is off with the way the Cowboy’s execute their offense. Romo doesn’t always seem comfortable with it. He’s not cut out to be a bus driver and I don’t think Jerry Jones gave him all that money to be one. Maybe somebody should tell Jason Garrett.