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Rod is a great coach, head coach? Maybe not, but DC? The guy is a great f'n defensive coach. And to be frank, I don't know what coach could take Matt Millen's squad and win more than 3-4 games. If Garrett were fired, I think Rod would get a shot at HC here and I believe he would be the exact type of guy we need.
I like the Linehan hire too, he's a much better offensive coach for us than Callahan. Maybe Dez will actually be featured now.
I get what your saying, but the guy had one stint with a terrible GM and roster, he went 10-38 in three years in Detroit and had the dreadful 0-16 team. All I am saying is that he's a great defensive coach and is a good DC, but maybe if he got another shot he would have better results. Pete Carroll and Bill Bellicheck had pretty poor results in their first runs as head coaches too, it's hard to base whether Rod would be a bad head coach again off of his first job.
Dallas needs a hard nosed type of coach, I truly believe if we had more structure there this team would've had more success after Parcells left.
that's not correct actually, I did some research on this
Detroit was 14th in the NFL with 445 rush attempts, Dallas was 31st with 336 attempts
Detroit ran the ball like 109 more times than the Cowboys last year, thats what nearly 7 more runs per game? I'll take that
Who was his running back the year before? He worked with the personnel he had, I mean you know more about the Lions than I do obviously, but from the outside looking in I don't think Linehan's offense was bad at all, his offense finished had a couple top ten performances.
He used Reggie Bush effectively when he got him, which should be good for our backs especially Murray and Dunbar.
Honestly, anything is better than Callahan and if we add another WR, I would have no problem airing it out like a Denver attack
glad you said that because Parcells did something very similar
I think TRON and Fred are responsible for their seasons, but the coaching did help. It was only a matter of time before TRON became a beast, last year he had too much personel stuff going on off the field.
Callahan did help with the OL though and that is why Jerrah wants him here. The problem with our offense is Callahan is West Coast and Garrett is Air Coryell, two completely different schemes and early in the year we did run the ball more and ran short/intermediate routes and our offense was pretty bad. When Garrett took back control, we started using that deep passing game again but we didn't run the ball enough.
There has to be a middle ground, run the ball but use Coryell passing game. Honesly, I've always thought pass to set up the run, until we get a complete power OL or a legit zone attack, that is what we must do. If they added Warford last year, our line would be beastly and we could be a running team.
you know what the sad part is? yes that defense was awful, but you know what? we lost like 4 games by a combined 5 points and we went 8-8, i'm not saying Dallas is a Super Bowl team, but they get their **** together and split those games, 10-6 is playoffs and with a better defense and some balance on offense who knows