Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Good point Gore 21! I think the NFL is such a big business that the days of a single person controlling the draft is gone for all teams. Al Davis may have been the last...though Jerry Jones is trying hard to be that guy...even he can't seem to screw up as in days of old.
Yeah, probably much better info on players out there. Better technology and all that. Teams are probably listening to many head scouts, multiple coaches, and getting everyone's opinion. Like you said nobody seems to be a 1 man team anymore like Davis but Jerry Jones is trying. My brother is a cowboys fans and said Jerry was in control as usually making all the picks and not letting Garrett help out. Maybe they put in their opinions but he probably vetoes stuff left and right. Guy likes to pick from his alma matter Arkansas too much. Also goes with the Oklahoma area a lot. Most of the cowboy fans except the rose colored glasses are realizing or have realized Jones should be gone and needs to get out of the way. Like my brother says Jones puts butts in the seats and sells a lot of merchandise so Jones is happy with himself. Even if he got out of day to day he's probably run a puppet regime with his son Stephen. My brother told me Stephen has kids so the Jones family might own the team for 50 more years.
As for their draft I think they have some solid players in Williams and BW Webb, Escobar and maybe Randle. Am a badger fan and don't like wisconsin olineman. They take average talent guys and coach them up to be really good by relying on technique. They are massively outmatched in talent once they hit the nfl. Bo Ryan does the same thing for the basketball team. Jones screwed up the 1st round and reached for Frederick bad but after that did alright. But back to Jones a lot of Cowboy fans believe Jones is still living on that 89, 90, 91 etc drafts and that the best thing he did is hire Jimmy Johnson. They think all the success was due to Jimmy Johnson and that Jones drove him out with his ego. Probably the truth, since Johnson left they won 1 super bowl with Switzer but it was Jimmy's team. Since their SB in the 95 season they have 2 playoff wins.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Apr 28, 2013 at 7:53 PM ]