Deion plus Norton on SF and Dallas Minus Norton, were HUGE in the shift of the balance of power. Deion going to Dallas, which was also a subtraction to SF, was also integral in another shift.
These were pretty evenly matched teams where the additions and subtractions of Key players INDEED made the differences in the wins and losses.
But In addition to that, were the injuries mentioned and injuries to other players as well. Let's also recall that in the regular season meeting between Dallas and SF in 1995, a game Dallas, lost, Troy Aikman, went down early and the Boys had to rely on Wade Wilson.
AGAIN, though, this is obfuscating the entire point here: If SUCH a call (4th & 2 or 4th and less than a foot, from deep in one's own territory) is SUCH an Idiodic call for ONE coach in whihc he is call an idiot and out of his league and is labeled a BOZO, as in Bozo the Clown, then THE EXACT same Call HAS to apply to a future Hall of Fame Coach...who By the way Is NOT admitting a mistake. He is NOT taking any Blame. TODAY, he defended his call, yet agian.
So actually, maybe pointing out the obvious, that one coach who made such a call, is NOT as great a PRO coach as another who made the EXACT same call (and BOTH feel they did nothing wrong with the call), actually illustrates my point completely.
Either Football writers owe Barry an apology, or they need to dust off their Clown Noses and Feet for Belichick.
It was the SAME call in the SAME scenario.
It is NOT a good call for one coach and a bad one for another.
Doesn't work that way.