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Thread: JJT: Doug Pederson's Success With Eagles Reveals Jason Garrett's Flaws

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    Figuring out what your players are good at and have them do it instead of forcing a scheme on them?


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    This article could have been much shorter.

    Garrett's flaws: Coaching football.

    The end.

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    What Jason Garrett can take from Doug Pederson he has shown before

    FRISCO, Texas -- The Philadelphia Eagles winning Super Bowl LII was not a good thing for Jason Garrett.

    It’s not just that an NFC East rival beat the New England Patriots to win its first Lombardi Trophy. It’s how the Eagles did it.

    They did it by doing what Garrett espouses to the Dallas Cowboys -- by being their best regardless of circumstance. They won a Super Bowl with a backup quarterback, Nick Foles, who Jerry Jones did not believe was good enough for a Dallas training camp roster spot in 2016. They won without their Pro Bowl left tackle, Jason Peters. They won without their third-down back and punt returner, Darren Sproles. They won without their starting middle linebacker, Jordan Hicks.

    They won despite being underdogs in all three playoff games.

    They won with Doug Pederson as coach in just his second season. Pederson’s ability to adapt without his top personnel and succeed is being correctly lauded.
    Jason Garrett has found success when faced with the loss of a key player -- most notably in 2016, when Tony Romo was injured in the preseason. Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

    Garrett lost Ezekiel Elliott to a six-game suspension that the Cowboys knew was a possibility for months and did not adapt well. In the first of three games that Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith missed because of injury, the Cowboys allowed eight sacks, with his replacement, Chaz Green, allowing four of them. The Cowboys were too slow to give Green help and change their scheme. The Cowboys did not have weakside linebacker Sean Lee for five games because of a hamstring strain and lost four times.

    "Next man up" is a solid philosophy, but the next man is never as good as the man he is replacing. There has to be some schematic alteration to account for the difference in ability.

    What gets lost, however, in proclamations that Pederson has it all figured out and Garrett is clueless is that the Cowboys have won without their top players. In 2016, they lost Tony Romo in the preseason and saw Dak Prescott step in and win 13 games. They lost Smith to injuries in 2016 and won games with Green as their left tackle. In 2014, they lost Lee for the season to a knee injury, traded for Rolando McClain and won 12 games.

    Pederson’s playcalling might have made the biggest difference in the Eagles’ success. Only the most ardent of Philadelphia supporters would have believed Foles could lead their team to a Super Bowl with how he closed the season against the Oakland Raiders and Cowboys.

    Pederson adjusted as the playoffs began, playing to Foles’ strengths and making things clearer for the quarterback so he could excel.

    The coach also knew when and how to seize control of a game. In the regular season, the Eagles went for it on fourth down 26 times and converted 17 times. His two critical calls in Super Bowl LII produced a Foles touchdown catch and a first down on their way to the winning touchdown.

    “Playing quarterback, watching a lot of teams, a lot of football,” Pederson told MMQB's Peter King after the Super Bowl, “you learn if you play passive, if you play conservative, if you call plays conservatively, you are going to be 8-8, 9-7 every year.”

    Yes, Garrett has a conservative bent, but he has displayed gambling tendencies, too. In the playoff win against the Detroit Lions in 2014, Garrett was Pederson-like. Trailing with six minutes to play and facing fourth-and-6 at the Detroit 42, he went for it and Romo hit Jason Witten for a first down. A few plays later, Romo threw the game-winning touchdown pass. Earlier in the third quarter, Garrett went for it from the 1 on fourth down when trailing 20-7 and DeMarco Murray scored.

    “You can punt and then try to get a stop to get the ball back or you can say, ‘Let’s go get the job done right,’” Garrett said after that game. “What kept going through my mind was when you get a chance to go play The Masters, you don’t lay up. You go after it a little bit. They play football better than I swing a golf club.”

    Garrett does not need to copy Pederson for the Cowboys to be successful in 2018, but he does need to not be timid.

    Signed through 2019, he will be coaching for his future in 2018.

    He does not need to lay up anymore.

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    What Jason Garrett can take from Doug Pederson he has shown before
    Let me guess who wrote this... Todd "Spagnola" Archer?
    2014=2009, 2015=2010?

    The Garrett Song

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    Spot. On.
    Garrett fancies himself an offensive mind. Mr. Princeton and all.
    Garrett's situation will solve itself this year. Sink or swim, clap daddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mschmidt64 View Post
    “Playing quarterback, watching a lot of teams, a lot of football,” Pederson told MMQB's Peter King after the Super Bowl, “you learn if you play passive, if you play conservative, if you call plays conservatively, you are going to be 8-8, 9-7 every year.”
    Clap, clap, clap. Finish the fight. Its a process.

    Wash, rinse, repeat.
    Garrett's situation will solve itself this year. Sink or swim, clap daddy.

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    All of those words in that article Smitty posted, and all it basically said was that the only difference between the Eagles winning the big game and Dallas not being able to, is coaching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    That shit still blows my mind. We are having to scout other teams to figure out why ours is deficient. Makes perfect sense in a PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE!

    I'm shocked they would admit it to the media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    All of those words in that article Smitty posted, and all it basically said was that the only difference between the Eagles winning the big game and Dallas not being able to, is coaching.
    And there's a lot of truth to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genghis Khan View Post
    And there's a lot of truth to that.
    Yep.
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