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GARRETT THE GUY IN ST. LOUIS?

At a time when there are widely conflicting reports regarding the status of the Rams’ wish list at head coach, one of the candidates is on his way back to town.
Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is returning to St. Louis, possibly for another interviewing — and possibly to take the job.
If Garrett is the guy, and if reports that Garrett gave the Cowboys a “me-or-T.O.” ultimatum are true, it means that the Cowboys have decided to bring back Owens — at the expense of losing their offensive coordinator.

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23 Responses to “GARRETT THE GUY IN ST. LOUIS?”
  1. Pro Football America says: Jan 16, 2009 5:14 PM

    Schefter is sharp. He beat Cole on this one, if it turns out to be true.
    I thought it would be Spags all along.
    Is Al Saunders still on staff? Wouldn’t his offense conflict w/ Garrett’s?

  2. liquidgrammar says: Jan 16, 2009 5:20 PM

    Like Garrett, don’t love him. Jim Johnson exposed him during that final game of the season. He’s become unimaginative; anytime you can’t get Jason Witten the ball down the field in the biggest game of the season, your offense has stagnated.

  3. afiresnake says: Jan 16, 2009 5:26 PM

    And Shanny to Big D or what?

  4. bavaro89 says: Jan 16, 2009 5:26 PM

    And Shanahan will go to Big D.

  5. locustsofdeath says: Jan 16, 2009 5:27 PM

    If I’m a Rams fan, I’m not happy with this at all. Garrett hasn’tproved anything in this league; his offense was good for about a season and a quarter and he doesn’t seem to command respect from his players. Spags would be a much better fit for an organization that needs some toughness and discipline.

  6. Fade 2 Black says: Jan 16, 2009 5:28 PM

    Personally, I would keep Garrett and dump T.O. like a bad habit. You know..? But JJ’s longer term plan may be to dump Wade for 2010 and pick up Mike Shanahan after his brief hiatus from the sideline.
    JJ knows that this assortment of players and coaches didn’t get it done 2 years straight against both the Giants and now the Eagles. He will not tolerate further decline without acting.
    JJ will undoubtedly consolidate the core group of players (Defensive Front, O-Line, Running Backs). He will make some decisions about certain skill positions(QB and WR’s) and the defensive secondary. Then he’ll cut the dead weight, retool and try to go into 2010 on a roll with Shanahan at the wheel.

  7. Favre2012 says: Jan 16, 2009 5:28 PM

    With Garrett and T.O., it’s a lose-lose situation. You can’t win a title with either one.

  8. pfitz says: Jan 16, 2009 5:31 PM

    Good for him.TO is a coach killer just like Favre.you cant succede with all the egos in Dallas and that starts at the top with Mr Botox

  9. Bill In DC says: Jan 16, 2009 5:35 PM

    That last is asinine. Are you trying to tell us that the Cowboys can make the Rams pick someone as their head coach? Or that Jason Garrett would turn down ANOTHER head coaching job if TO leaves the Cowboys? Both scenarios are silly.

  10. streamdeep says: Jan 16, 2009 5:37 PM

    “Is Al Saunders still on staff? Wouldn’t his offense conflict w/ Garrett’s? ”
    Didn’t the Rams release all coaching staff this week? Regardless, I think Garrett’s offense is an offshoot of Norv Turner’s which is an offshoot of Air Coryall. Al Saunders runs a derivative of the same offense.

  11. kurt37 says: Jan 16, 2009 5:40 PM

    he wont last long there either who does he have other than a decent running back ? that team (rams) if you look at them from top to bottom is one of the least talented teams in the league, they’ll be picking high for years to come unless they get someone who will be able to get help in getting good players.

  12. EskinSux says: Jan 16, 2009 5:41 PM

    Who cares….It’s Garrett and TO…The Brad and Angelina of the NFL…..Let the National Enquirer cover the gossip mongering…

  13. jjared1101 says: Jan 16, 2009 5:43 PM

    So Florio…. you’re telling us that the Dallas Cowboys forced St.Louis to take a head coach cause they wanted to keep TO?…. reaching much?

  14. Pro Football America says: Jan 16, 2009 5:53 PM

    Shanahan-to-Dallas is definitely the next angle in all this, provided Garrett lands in St. Louis …

  15. Vox Veritas says: Jan 16, 2009 7:00 PM

    “Personally, I would keep Garrett and dump T.O. like a bad habit.”
    Is it any wonder that you’re a fan and not a GM?

  16. Vox Veritas says: Jan 16, 2009 7:01 PM

    “With Garrett and T.O., it’s a lose-lose situation. You can’t win a title with either one. ”
    That’s funny, coulda sworn that the Cowboys won a couple of Super Bowls with Jason Garrett.

  17. Vox Veritas says: Jan 16, 2009 7:03 PM

    “Shanahan-to-Dallas is definitely the next angle in all this”
    Been saying it a long time. Shanahan or Cowher, Super Bowl week.

  18. tuscani says: Jan 16, 2009 8:13 PM

    I sure hope not. Garrett had a horrible year as OC and I doubt it was all TO’s fault either. The last thing we need is another Linnehan experiment to set us back even farther.

  19. davy nags says: Jan 16, 2009 8:46 PM

    Florio, get up to speed. Wikipedia’s Jason Garrett page has already announced that he is the new coach of the Rams…

  20. airhorny says: Jan 16, 2009 9:29 PM

    Can you say Cowboys Offensive coordinator Mike Martz?

  21. manofaiki says: Jan 16, 2009 9:40 PM

    Looking at how predictable the Dallas offense was this past season, where it got called ‘easy’ and ‘simple’ not once, but twice by respected opposing players (Ray Lewis was one of them) this is a small loss IF………..and this is a BIG IF………Jerry Jones actually hires an OC with some EXPERIENCE behind him.
    #of Years of Experience Jason Garrett has an OC (with help from Tony Sparano): 1
    Result: 13-3
    # of Years Experience Jason Garrett has an OC by himself: 1
    Result: 9-7 and an offense so predictable opponents were laughing at it in the press.
    # 0f Years of Experience Jason Garrett has an Head Coach at any level, HS, College or Pro: 0
    Good luck with that, Rams.

  22. chip says: Jan 17, 2009 12:21 AM

    Vox Veritas says:
    January 16th, 2009 at 7:01 pm
    “With Garrett and T.O., it’s a lose-lose situation. You can’t win a title with either one. ”
    That’s funny, coulda sworn that the Cowboys won a couple of Super Bowls with Jason Garrett.
    ………..
    your’e right…just like the Broncos won 2 with Bubby Brister

  23. pavlou77 says: Jan 17, 2009 1:27 AM

    It could also mean that wade is going to be the new d coordinator that just got fired and mike shanahan could be the new head coach and he can decide if he wants TO

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