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The problem is about who he has around him and whether or not these people have it in them to tell him no. It's the same thing when Michael Jordan ran the Bobcats until he stepped aside and decided to be an owner only.
Jerry Jones will be the first guy to tell you that he's made all the decisions but it's the people around him who give him his choices to make. Good talent evaluators around Jones giving him can't miss type talent...
Soon, age is a factor and Al Davis always wanted to do things his way and choose the players he wanted. But the league changed since back in the day and he got in trouble with picking players. Now, maybe Jones isn't close to that point yet, but sooner or later, he's going to be in that situation where the league changes in a way he can't adjust to. That's when he has to realize this and move aside to be just the owner...
Does Jerry wear outfits that were last in style in 1972 and live by the motto "everybody's out to get us"?
Jerry seems to go the opposite way with bad coaches. Instead of hiring a guy and only giving them a year or two, he sticks with his guy too long because he doesn't want to admit he made a mistake.
But other than that, I see a lot of Al Davis in him.
He's terrible, and needs to hire a GM, however his EGO is too big for that, so he will continue to make boneheaded moves without any results
Being banned is like going to a correctional facility, it doesn't correct anything, in fact, it makes you worse
The "NFL Pioneer Al Davis"? No, not all all.
The "Bat **** crazy Al Davis"? Most definitely.
They share some similar traits while there are huge differences IMO
Helping the NFL Grow
- Al Davis helped the NFL brand by creating a tough villian type team with a mystique which heightened awareness thoughout the NFL. They led the league in penalties, toughness and, for a long while, were the winningest team on Monday Night Football.
`Jerry Jones has help vault the NFL revenues to where they are today. A big picture kind of guy. Jones has helped build the NFL brand into a powerhouse while his team's brand in a fractured American's team (more like a recession American's team)
- Al Davis was brilliant for a long while. Unlike Jones, it wasn't about him. It was about the Raiders and the Committment to Excellence. Davis loved his players. Fast receivers, solid drafting and giving guys a second chance. A lot of castoffs became Raiders which provided the perfect blend of youth, veterans and toughness.
- Jerry Jones was responsbile for the greatest heist in football history with the trade of Hershall Walker to the Vikings. Unlike Davis, it's about him first and Cowboys second. There is no sense of love between Owner and Player. It's about Jones, who, besides the Heist is a football moron. If not for the heist, the Cowboys may have only one playoff win since the early 1980's.
The back Nine
- Al Davis obviously had some mental struggles later in life. The brand became hollow and bizarre contract offerings, draft picks and a coaching carousel ended his legacy on a low note.
- Jerry Jones is Jerry Jones. Stay tuned but one thing is for sure, he will continue helping the NFL grow but he will never be respected, loved or reach legendary status like the true Raider, Al Davis.
Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is - Be a Superstar in Life and never bring yourself down to a losers level.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of life And get pats on the back as you pass But your final reward will be heartaches and tears If you've cheated the man in the glass
Become? I think he already has become the next Davis.
The sooner JJ steps down, the sooner the Cowboys will be real threats to win a SB, but he's not doing as bad as some actual GMs.
Also, JJ still isn't as predictable as Davis either. Come draft time, we always knew who would be the Raiders' wasted top 10 pick: whoever ran the fastest 40.
Al Davis was once a tremendous football guy who thought he was a businessman. Jerry Jones is a businessman who thinks he's the best football guy on the face of the planet. Both of them should have stuck to what they were good at, when they were good at it. They are/were both egomaniacs, so I suppose that's a similarity.
"Unable to contend with the Seahawks and 49ers, the Rams resorted to reaching around their problems last week, with T.J. McDonald pulling Vernon Davis to the ground by his manhood. The play counted as both a tackle and a triple." -- Mike Tanier
Jones has always been retarded, he was just over shadowed by Al Davis, now with Al gone it is just way more apparent Jerry is retarded, the guy hasn't changed at all.
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