I think jerry, STRICTLY HAS AN OWNER, NOT GM, IS GREAT
I think jerry, STRICTLY HAS AN OWNER, NOT GM, sucks.
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Rawz I notice whenever you post you use the word "has" for the word "as" and I just had to say something lol I'm sorry not trying to look down on you just had to say something
Owning and managing are two very different things. Each shares it's own set of responsibilities. Sometimes and Owner can play the role of a Manager or be the manager entirely. Take a small business or example. When you start out, you don't have the finances to employ a general manager, so you the owner, must take on the responsibility of managing. As revenue and profit accumulate you now have the luxury of employing a manager to "run" the day-to-day operations of your business.
Now in the world of sports the same theory applies just on a larger scale. In Jerry's case he wants to own and manage. Now, to be a manager of any business you not only need to understand how business and free enterprise works, but you should know the specific industry as well. Imagine a construction worker buying a restaurant. It's not to say that the construction worker can't learn the food industry, but right out of the gate without proper knowledge and experience he has a higher chance to fail. In this situation Jerry understands plenty of the "business" side from promoting, negotiating, advertising, and generating a profit. He lacks the "industry" side of the equation. The reason for the success in the early 90's was because of the other JJ. He had the "industry" experience and knowledge with Jerry's wallet behind him. Unparalleled success!
I'm also going to point out that Jones did buy the Dallas Cowboys, not the Buffalo Bills. The Cowboys already had the fame instilled in the team. Jerry just enhanced the fame with steroids (not literally). I'm not discrediting his business sense because, he did make a good investment, but let's be honest here, it's not that hard to make something that's already famous even more famous. You have a great running start. It's a lot harder to take an unknown team and turn them into a success. Example: Look at Beli and Kraft, sort of the same comparison with the double J's, but Kraft held onto Beli and they parlayed that into much more success.
Now as an owner = Great (if you're only speaking about the organization/corporation of the Dallas Cowboys). He might actually be one of the best if not the best in the NFL.
Now as a manager = Horrible one of the worst (if you're speaking about the team's on the field success). Stats and opinions are included in this answer.
Now part of the responsibility of an owner is to create a winning team, so technically without the one the field success the owner is viewed as a disappointment and or failure, so one could argue whether or not Jerry is a "great" owner.
Last edited by thedon01; 11-15-2012 at 08:32 PM.
"No Idea Why Ines Sainz Was Her assed"
but, if we expand on your message, Jones has worked hard to build his franchise into something WAY more profitable...the cowboys are worth WAY more now than they were when he bought the team...in that sense, he is VERY successful...it depends on what you view as a success...making money and enhancing the brand? huge success...playing sustained winning football? not so much
IMO i think Jerry has done very well building the Cowboys off the field, but failed to build them on the field.
"No Idea Why Ines Sainz Was Her assed"
Ok, answer this for me...how many GM's do you constantly hear from? How many do you hear from once per month? The answer is the same, one
a GM should spend time building a team and making sure it is run properly to have sustained success. Personnel decisions need to done with a plan in mind. Once the plan is in place, you back off and let the coaches coach and the players play.
There is not one GM in the NFL that is on TV each week (sometimes each day). JJ's ego is so large that he HAS to be on TV getting his mug out there. He spends more time worrying about padding his ego that he forgets that GM's need to GM and let the coaches coach and players play.
I asked you if you knew of one other GM that had to be in the spotlight like him because it is pertinent to the discussion.
what would I do differently? Tell the GM to stay the hell away from the coach and let him coach. Stop getting in the middle of decisions where you don't belong...he hovers so much (literally and figuratively) that Garrett isn't given any chance to be productive. If Garrett's game planning/calls are all his decisions, then a real GM would need to fire him for the complacency that he brings - get my drift?
Our coach is not a good one, not arguable and thus:
Coach is bad, if his decisions, GM should make a change
Coach is bad, if GM's decision, GM should back off
our GM is the only one in the NFL that inserts himself into every media event (most of which he creates); GM needs to back off
Before you come back with the obligatory "it isn't going to change, so why bother" routine, you asked, so I gave my opinion. How's my spelling?
Jj thinks he IS the Dallas cowboys.