The group is called Jack County. I saw them a few weeks ago and I really like their music. Be sure to just listen to them on the weekend because the hangover can be dangerous.
Daily Archives: January 4, 2009
The more I think about the state of the Dallas Cowboys, the less I like it. What’s to like about keeping Wade Phillips as coach? Seriously, what’s he going to change? Is he going to go on a diet or something? What is the magical change Wade Phillips is going to do to change the Cowboys in 2009? I say nothing. I am calling out Wade Phillips as a BS artist. He doesn’t have a clue, so how can he have a plan? Yeah, Jerry Jones has a serious problem(s) going into the 2009 season. From Jean Jaque Taylor of the Dallas Morning News:
This is no time to be bashful. The NFL is full of qualified assistants who just need an opportunity.
No one except die-hard football fans had ever heard of Mike Smith before Atlanta hired him to run a franchise, which was certifiably dysfunctional after the Michael Vick debacle and coach Bobby Petrino’s decision to quit on the team and resign.
Smith took Atlanta to the playoffs and was named coach of the year by The Associated Press.
I knew Jack Harbaugh was a pretty good college coach. I knew Jim Harbaugh was a solid NFL quarterback. I didn’t know anything about John Harbaugh except that he coached special teams.
Well, all he’s done is lead the Baltimore Ravens to the second round of the playoffs.
And then there’s Tony Sparano.
We knew he was a quality coach with the Cowboys because the players and other assistants had such respect for him, and Bill Parcells wouldn’t even let him interview for a coordinator’s job in New Orleans because he was too valuable.
Sparano certainly wasn’t a big name on the national scene, one of those hot coordinators who everyone knows is going to eventually get a head coaching job.
But he took the Miami Dolphins to the playoffs a season after they went 1-15.
Jerry, the man who made hundreds of millions speculating on whether oil was at the bottom of a hole, has lost his nerve. I never thought I’d say that, but it’s true.
So it has come down to this. Jerry having to take pot shots from the general public to make the right decisions about the team. I think it starts by having a coach that has the cajoles to make decisions and discipline players and Jerry needs to get away from trying to run the team and circumvent the coach’s authority. We all know that will never happen.
Pro bowler Asante Samuels picks off a pass and scores a touchdown against Minnesota in their Wild Card playoff game. Eagles 16, Vikings 7 and Vikes in the red zone. 2nd quarter.
This game has the Dallas Cowboys stamped all over it. Miami raided the Cowboys front office and roster and THEY are in the playoffs. They aren’t doing so well against the Ravens though. The Ravens, you know the team the Cowboys had beaten 3 weeks ago until the Boys gave up 2 long touchdown runs of over 75 yards each. Disgusting.
According to ESPN this morning there is a report by Chris Mortenson that Jerry Jones is very interested in the possibility of hiring Mike Shanahan, the recently fired coach of the Denver Broncos.
Shanahan’s unexpected firing Tuesday by the Denver Broncos has prompted Jones to give “thought” to hiring Shanahan as the future Dallas coach — even more so than Bill Cowher or Mike Holmgren — but 2010 may be more timely than 2009, the sources said.
The story was first reported Saturday morning on ESPN’s NFL Countdown show.
Jones and Shanahan have had a strong relationship and share a mutual admiration for Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Shanahan offered Romo more money than Jones did in 2003 when Romo was an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois, Shanahan’s alma mater.
There’s no reason to doubt the validity of this story given how the Cowboys were defeated by the Ravens and the lackluster effort against the Eagles. I just hope someone can get in there and bring some kind of order to a club with no discipline or courage. Stay tuned.