Skip Bayless Calls Jason Garrett ‘Jerry Jones’ Puppet’
Toeing the company line: everybody has to do it at at least one point in their professional lives, but at what cost? Sometimes you look like a good employee, carrying out the wishes of the wise person who writes your checks; other times you look like a complete tool abdicating power to a petulant rich guy who doesn't know what the hell he's talking about. Skip Bayless thinks Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has officially fallen in the latter category, as his ability to control the team has been lost in owner Jerry Jones' frequent meddling.
"He's a non-coach," Bayless said on First Take. "He's a non-factor."
"They have gotten very comfortable with losing close games with no urgency, no retribution from the head coach, no fear of the head coach's wrath because the head coach has no wrath. The head coach is a 'Stepford coach.' i don't know if you remember the 'Stepford Wives' movie, but he's like a robot."
Bayless kept going.
"It is like Jerry Jones created him in a laboratory. He's a puppet who gazes into the distance and slaps the players on the back when they come off the field. They don't feel any urgency or fear from the head coach. Can you imagine what Jimmy Johnson would have done to this team?"
Actually, yes. We can imagine what Jimmy Johnson would've done to this team because he explained what he would've done to this team yesterday on national television.
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Bayless still wasn't done.
"[Bill Parcells and Jimmy Johnson] would have thrown fits that made Dez look like a choir boy. This team is very comfortable with losing. This team looks at each other and says, 'Well, here we go again and it's going to be okay because our head coach will slap us all on the back and clap for us when we come off the field.'"
The full fiery rant, below...
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