Everyone has talked and talked about the Super Bowl. The Carolina Panthers are clearly a better team. They are solid. They tackle and block better than anyone in the NFL. The Denver Broncos have a GREAT, spirited defense which has carried the Broncos to where they are this year.
Although I can see many ways that the Panthers can win the Super Bowl, I really only see one way for the Broncos. They have to continue to play great defense and crush the run. They have to stop Cam from running and hold Jonathan Stewart. Then they will have the ability to lock down the Panther receivers. The Broncos offense can not turn the ball over.
If the Panthers force turnovers, this game is over. If the Panthers are able to move the ball on offense, this game is over.
If the Broncos win, it will be because of Wade Phillips coaching the greatest game of his life.
I’m looking forward to GREAT game. (Hate blowouts in the SuperBowl.)
Nothing more needs to be said. Last week my nephew asked my sister, “Why do the Cowboys suck?” Now, he is seven years old and shouldn’t use that type of language but it was a good question. The Cowboys are worse than I have seen in a long, long time.
I have watched the Dallas Cowboys play football for over 40 years. This is possibly the worst. The Cowboys haven’t lost this badly since 1988 when Tom Landry was coaching. Three horrible losses in a row. It is time for Wade Phillips to go. It is time for Keith Brooking to go. It is time for Alan Ball to go. Find some free agents who are hungry and want to play. Did you see Dallas hit one Green Bay player hard? One player. That’s all that I’m asking for. Did you see one big hit? I didn’t see any. Promote Jason Garrett. Let’s see how he coaches thru the end of the year. Find a defensive coordinator.
I have written on how poorly the Cowboys have played this season several times – here and here. I have nothing left to say about the Cowboys.
After the ridiculous loss to Jacksonville, Dallas Cowboy owner, Jerry Jones said, “Let me be real clear… There’s no way the result and the way we played tonight, there is no way I can rest, sleep, eat well, with a diet of that right there. There is no way.
“If you look at what we’re about, our team, our stadium, the pride I have in this franchise, you know it doesn’t digest. It doesn’t go down. We’ve got to do something that changes this on the field.”
I think that it is nice that the owner of the Cowboys thinks that things need to change. The team is 1-6. The Buffalo Bills are the only team worse than the Cowboys and Jones thinks that something should change. Sweet. This is like General Custer announcing that being surrounded by Indians is probably bad.
The problem with the Cowboys is the owner, Jerry Jones. Jones is not the coach, but he tries to be. The players know that the buck doesn’t stop at Wade Phillips. It stops at Jerry. Hence, the problem. This is Jerry’s team. He drafted the majority of the players without the aid of Bill Parcells. It was Jones who brought in Zach Thomas. It was only after the Cowboys got gashed for two fourth quarter runs of more than 60 yards by the Ravens that Jerry understood that Zach had no more gas in the tank. So, Jerry went and got Keith Brooking. That seemed to be a great thing last year. Not so much this year. Let’s not forget the coaching round robin Dallas fans had to endure from Chan Gailey to Dave Campo. Remember the quarterbacks after Troy Aikman? Folks like Quincy Carter and Chad Henning? Didn’t we trade away Emmitt Smith so that Troy Hambrick could start? Give me a break. Who is the GM? …oh, yeah, that is Jerry Jones also.
My suggestion is either find a coach who Jerry will listen to (not going to happen) or fire Jerry Jones. So, my conclusion is that Jerry Jones is the main problem with the Cowboys.