I remember when Joe Gibbs returned to coach the Redskins, attempting to bring back the glory days. Gibbs was getting old and senile and was by no means the coach he once was. I laughed so hard when Gibbs called two timeouts in a row against the Bills and cost the Redskins the game.
Speaking of stupidity, remember Donovan McNabb’s post-game comments after a tie with the Bengals. If not, go youtube it. He said about a tie, “I never even knew that was in the rulebook. It’s part of the rules, and we have to go with it. I was looking forward to the next opportunity to get out there and try to win the game. I hate to see what happens in the Super Bowl, and I hate to see what happens in the playoffs, to settle with a tie.” Wow. The utter stupidity. I was just making fun of this event the other day and continuously chuckle about it…until Sunday that is.
The Dallas Cowboys have retaken the lead in the NFC East ranks for stupid decisions. I am still not over the Leon Lett debacles, but at least the Skins and Eagles tied it up with their stupid players and coaches, but once again Jason Garrett comes through for Dallas. I wrote about his poor decision making earlier this year, and once again I argue that Garrett has harmed the Cowboys chances of winning.
With that said, he then took the Cowboys back to Leon Lett, Joe Gibbs, and Donovan McNabb levels of stupidity. He called a timeout right before the kick, which Bailey did hit. Then Bailey missed the next opportunity. That’s right, Jason Garrett iced his own freakin’ kicker. Are you kidding me? And if that isn’t bad enough, he refuses to admit the error, saying in an interview he “thought it was the right thing to do.” At least he should sack up and admit he was wrong, but no he stands by his decision. I’m not sure what is scarier, the fact that he made such a decision or his refusal to admit he was wrong. Either way, the Cowboys could be in trouble.
For all of the times I have laughed at McNabb and Gibbs (and the Eagles and Redskins), I am sorry. I feel your pain and hope that none of us should ever experience such ridicule again. Furthermore, I’m sure Cowboys fans, Eagles fans, and Redskins fans can all agree: it’s time for the Giants to do something stupid to keep pace with the rest of the division…Come on Giants.