I'm really not worried too much about Garrett. He makes mistakes, but then who doesn't. I really like the direction he seems to be taking the team over all. I don't worry about Jerry talking. He has a Jones for the Cowboys. I get it. The only thing I worry about is that it seems we have some of the dumbest offensive players that I've ever seen on one team at the same time. I'm not talking about Romo. He seems highly intelligent. Witten... same thing. Miles Austin... well before the Ravens game I didn't worry about him, but the walk/trot back to the huddle with 20 seconds on the clock makes me wonder a little, but I'm willing to wait on him. But folks, a lot of the rest of what is left seem intellectually challenged.
I understand that Ogletree was trying to own up to his mistake, but calling his lack of hustle to get back to the line a learning experience. Really? He needed to learn that? At this level of play, he is just now 'learning' to hustle back to the line with 20 seconds left on the clock in that situation? I know that's just one play, but it just seems that too often too many players don't seem to know what's going on or what they're supposed to be doing. Now I'm not saying get rid of everyone, but I have been feeling that maybe they should start worrying a bit more about how many smart players they draft compared to getting the best athletes.
The teams in the 90's for instance had a few slightly above retarded players, but I think that is the key. They only had a few idiots. Now I know that things can be different than what they appear. Maybe we just have several players that for one reason or another appear to be slow on the uptake to me. Maybe others don't see them that way, or maybe they just seem to be and aren't, but... damn. They sure seem like they're riding on the first bench seat on the short bus to me way too often. You could be the best athlete in the world. Be the strongest, the fastest, the most coordinated, the quickest, the (apply whatever ability you want here), but if you're not smart enough to take advantage of it, then what difference does it make? You can run all over somebody and still find a way to lose.
Now, I'm generally pretty solid about arguing in favor of the Cowboys. I'm not a basher. I'm really not bashing the team now; although, I do see how some could think that I am. I just have trouble understanding how even a person with slightly below average intelligence could do some of the things that the offensive players on this team do consistently. That to me seems to be the trend. You can count on one of the offensive players to do something that is just plain stupid. Some of the players do stupid stuff multiple times in one game. Some of the players do stupid stuff only once in a game, but in most games at least once. Some of the players do stupid stuff every few games. It's not just one player. It's like a mob mentality stupid. They're a herd of buffalo running over a cliff. I don't know. I don't blame the coaches because I don't think that a coach can fix stupid. A reasonably intelligent person cannot tell a man not to do all the stupid stuff that the man could do because a reasonably intelligent person wouldn't even consider being that stupid. As Comedian Ron White has said, "You can't fix stupid".
I'm not sure I'm being as clear as I'd like, but this has been something lately that I just can't seem to shake off. I watch the games. When things start going well, I get excited. Then, a commercial comes on or a time out or something, and I start getting the feeling. You know the feeling: somebody is going to do something that I will stare at the screen wondering, "How. How can they possibly be that stupid. AGAIN." Maybe it's just me. At least this has given me my chance to vent. But... if you agree, or disagree. Feel free to comment.