The Dallas Cowboys have a brand new offensive coordinator, and it’s actually a reputation that produces a “wow” response upon listening to it however not in a great way. Brian Schottenheimer has been named the brand new OC, taking up for Kellen Moore, who parted ways with the staff and can name performs for the Chargers in 2023.
This rent does completely nothing to maneuver the needle in Massive D, particularly when the proprietor has a popularity for making “huge splash” strikes. Transferring Schottenheimer into the OC function to assist with recreation planning must be essentially the most uninspired teaching rent throughout this cycle. Schottenheimer spent final season in a marketing consultant function for Dallas (no matter which means) and can basically do the identical factor since head coach Mike McCarthy will take over play-calling duties.
At 49 years of age and with over 20 years of NFL teaching expertise, Schottenheimer is the right candidate for McCarthy — a man who gained’t threaten McCarthy’s place inside the group.
Not fairly following in dad’s footsteps
Schottenheimer is the son of former Cleveland, Kansas Metropolis, Washington, and San Diego head coach Marty Schottenheimer, recognized infamously for the time period “Marty ball.” In a nutshell, that meant his groups targeted closely on operating the ball, and the passing recreation was there to arrange extra operating alternatives.
Marty was a successful head coach and one of the best of his era that never won a Super Bowl. On the other hand, Brian has never risen past the coordinator position and, at this point, likely doesn’t care to. Indeed, if Brian wanted to be a head coach by now, he would’ve been, since he’s been an assistant dating back to 1997 with the St. Louis Rams. We know how that nepotism thing works, especially in the NFL.
McCarthy deciding to move Schottenheimer into this spot and have Jerry Jones log off on it’s ludicrous. This rent lacks thought, innovation, and creativity, which isn’t a great signal for subsequent season. McCarthy’s playcalling had develop into stale a couple of years in the past on the finish of his tenure in Inexperienced Bay with Aaron Rodgers. What’s supposed to alter years later with Dak Prescott operating the present? The reply is just not a lot. Nonetheless, that is the place Jones desires to spend cash.
The offseason is formally across the nook, and we’ll see what the Cowboys do in free company, however I can guarantee you it gained’t be overly spectacular. Cowboys followers merely hope any of their signings are extra notable than the brand new OC. Dallas has many inquiries to reply offensively within the backfield, the offensive line, and at huge receiver. The one man that’s protected in his place is Prescott, and that in itself is mind-boggling. Apparently, Tremendous Bowl-succesful quarterbacks don’t develop on bushes.