There are a lot of people that seem to think that Garrett is a poor game day coach, and that his offensive system just isn't very good. While I myself have been guilty from time to time of being feeling like the offense could have been capable of more with a experienced offensive coordinator running the show.
Some interesting thoughts have arisen lately as a result of the Orton situation and Brandon Weeden getting rave reviews in camp. Most of the talk centers around money, and Orton attending or not attending. Orton being cut or traded. But I was just thinking to myself about backup QB's in the Jason Garrett era.
First you had Brad Johnson. Now he obviously flamed out, and looked like he didn't belong in the NFL anymore.
Then you had Jon Kitna. Kitna had a solid career before he came here, and its no surprise that he was moderately successful with guys like Witten and Dez to throw it to. However, while it wasn't a full season, his numbers were among the best of his career all across the board. That even includes 2 games where the team really played very flat around him right after Romo was lost for the year.
Orton gave us a very small sample size to work with, but he obviously provided some life to the offense when he was in charge.
If Romo misses time and Weeden plays a lot of the season and comes out and plays well enough to have a QB rating in the mid to high 80's like the previous two have done, does that actually mean that Garrett is a better coordinator than the general percpetion?