Football is a game that is absolutely about love. Who loves it more? Not "who wants it more?", but the question should be "who loves it more?"
As the sixty minutes click down on the game clock and we approach another chance for a game winning drive or a game saving turnover, this question - in my opinion of course - ... often decides who wins and who loses.
The announcers can call it guts, but that's just not the case. It's heart.
When Trestman called his last timeout of the half and decided to go for the end zone, he was certainly in love with the game of football, and I'll tell you why.
1. His recievers were winning.
2. A possible incompletion would stop the clock
3. The FG was makeable, but no sure thing
4. An interception would have sent the game into half with the Bears leading by three.
You have to love the game, my friends, to have the "guts(?)" to call the obvious play. It was the obvious play.
I believe that if you love the game, and you are the Cowboys, down three in the waning minutes of the second half, you call a much different game plan. You run the ball. Why?
1. Because you only need FG range
2. there's a minute thirty on the clock
3. Dan Bailey has a leg
4. You only need a FG to tie.
5. THE BEARS COULDNT STOP IT
6. By the seventh hurry up run or so, you could GAUGE them with the play action for a long gain and possibly a scamper to the house.
And at THAT point.... Jason Garrett would see his love for football.
Jason Garrett seems destined for mediocrity as long as he plays with an average football team AND an average scheme.
His scheme would work for an INCREDIBLY gifted team, both offensively and defensively, but as things are he is playing too conservative on offense, and too conservative on defense, and letting PASSIONATE football minds take chances to win the game every single week.
We need pieces to win. We need a defense. We need to find a second linebacker, preferably one with size and brains. We need to find a corner with length that can relegate Carr to a number two and Claiborne to a nickel or even a dime corner. Whoever said that kid was a star anyway? Mel Kiper? I hate Mel Kiper. He's wrong every year. You remember when he was saying that linebacker out of Wake Forest Aaron Curry was going to be a star? He has no clue how to gauge talent, yet every year people are raving about his big board. Mo Claiborne scored piss poor on his wanderlic, therefore he should only play man coverage or nickel corner where he would mainly be used in a flat zone on a cover three or a hook zone on a cover two inside the ten on third down and goal from more than 7 yards out.
What is going on with this team? How can we draft tight ends we don't use? How can we pass up on talented bargain players like Tyrann Mathieu who we could have gotten for cheap and get a guy who scores a 4 on the wanderlic with the 6th pick? I believe Tyrann Mathieu was OUR pick. If you're going to go for Mo you have to go for Tyrann. Instead we get B.W. Webb... B.W. must stand for Bewildered and... "What just happened? is that Alshon Jeffery?"
JERRY DRAFT BETTER. DRAFT FOR NEEDS. THIS TEAM WONT WIN NEXT YEAR IF YOU DON'T, THEY SURE AREN'T WINNING THIS YEAR BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T. LB, S, CB, DT, RB (late round), NO OFFENSE THIS YEAR, ALL D, and one x factor running back wouldn't hurt.