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08-03-2014, 08:44 PM
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Eakins cold-called Dallas Cowboys' HC, sits in on Cowboys' TC

http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/201...jason-garrett/

Beyond the obvious Dallas in Dallas rhetoric, this was amusing.

So Eakins cold-calls someone out of the blue asking if he can sit in on TC? From a completely different sport? In sports that are (on the surface) as different as you can get?

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This guy shouldnt of made it through last season. He wont change my mind unless we make the playoffs this year.

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This absolutely impressed the hell out of me. Good on him for looking to improve himself - no matter the method.

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This guy shouldnt of made it through last season. He wont change my mind unless we make the playoffs this year.
Well I guess you'll be disappointed in him again huh?

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Take a chill pill, HFOil.

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Well if you are looking to put a positive, optimistic spin on this... the most forward thinking and intelligent coaches/leaders/corporate CEO's etc are always looking to take advantage of whatever they can find that may provide insights and perspectives to be brought back and used in their own specific situations.

Sometimes looking "outside the box" into other sports/industries/sectors and how they achieve positive results can deliver insights and revelations that you might not have ever thought of in your own isolated and closed worldview. Bring those ideas back to incorporate and apply to your own systems and methods and it could lead to success.


Of course he's probably just an idiot.

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Here's a crazy idea, instead of sitting down with the HC of a completely unrelated sport, why not sit down with a couple of NFL strength and conditioning coaches and see how things are done.

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Well if you are looking to put a positive, optimistic spin on this... the most forward thinking and intelligent coaches/leaders/corporate CEO's etc are always looking to take advantage of whatever they can find that may provide insights and perspectives to be brought back and used in their own specific situations.

Sometimes looking "outside the box" into other sports/industries/sectors and how they achieve positive results can deliver insights and revelations that you might not have ever thought of in your own isolated and closed worldview. Bring those ideas back to incorporate and apply to your own systems and methods and it could lead to success.
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Of course he's probably just an idiot.
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Meh, I appreciate that he's taking the initiative to be a better coach and going outside the box to do it, but if it was really just a cold call, couldn't he have reached out to a better organization than the Dallas Cowboys?

It's probably just the die-hard Colts fan inside of me (I lived in Indy) but I wished he would have reached out to coach Pagano instead. The way that the Colts franchise is run is exactly how I want the Oilers to operate as well: a team that sticks up for each other and never gives up. Say what you want but they came back from a 28 point deficit in the PLAYOFFS

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He's going to wear Tom Landry's hat this season.

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I look forward to massive game ending Oiler failures next season

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Just shows a person how little the guy actually knew when he took the job.

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Just shows a person how little the guy actually knew when he took the job.
Oh, like a standard fan has the right to comment on the coaching intelligence of an NHL level coach.

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Oh, like a standard fan has the right to comment on the coaching intelligence of an NHL level coach.
He was a joke last year.

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He's going to wear Tom Landry's hat this season.
And then he needs to know where he can get some business hammocks.

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And then he needs to know where he can get some business hammocks.
There's four places. There's the Hammock Hut, that's on third. There's Hammocks-R-Us, that's on third too. You got Put-Your-Butt-There. That's on third. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot... Matter of fact, they're all in the same complex; it's the hammock complex on third.

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Good for Dallas, there is nothing wrong with what he did. However, I am not sure it will make much of a difference though.

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Actually impressive. Maybe he's not the cocky moron we all think he is

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This would have been a great idea if Eakins used a time machine to travel back to 1994.

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Meh, I don't see how its a bad thing. He did add a good experienced coach in Ramsay, and a better voice in Rocky. Not sure what the hell's going to happen to Chabot however. At least we won't see his swarm system any longer.

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of course he would pick the DALLAS cowboys...sheesh...this guy's arrogance knows no boundaries!



Edit: I think it might be a really great thing for him to see a training camp from a first class sport like NFL football...but the cowboys...I hope they weren't his first choice (Saints fan)


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It's hilarious the attempts to turn this into a bad thing.

Babcock doing this would induce marriage proposals on hf.

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He's going to wear Tom Landry's hat this season.
And mess up that hair?



As for sitting in on Cowboys training camp, why them? Why not a coach like Belichick who has actually won something, and has a history of getting players to buy in to his methods/philosophy. Oh yeah, dresses like a slob and has bad hair. Guess that question answers itself.

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This guy shouldnt of made it through last season. He wont change my mind unless we make the playoffs this year.
Oh my god, he visited some other sports team's training camp. Give it a rest.

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