The Terrell Owens Valley Ranch drama is well documented, but following Dallas' demoralizing home loss to Baltimore last December, linebacker Terrell Suggs took his turn at tweaking Garrett, who had passed on the Ravens head coaching job last offseason to remain with the Cowboys.
"It was personal,'' Suggs said. "You know their coach, Jason Garrett, he turned the job down and said one of the reasons was we didn't have men of character. We fed off that... I wonder which team he wishes he was coaching now?''The Dallas Morning News' David Moore wrote at the time that there was no record of Garrett making those comments, but that's sorta not the point. The Ravens were adequately motivated, the Cowboys got blown out at home.
Whatever. Six weeks later, Ravens owner Steve T. Bisciotti* (right) is getting in on the fun. During Baltimore's end-of-season press conference, he was asked how the team would've fared this season had Jason Garrett accepted the job. "We'd be 5-11," Bisciotti joked. Zingers aside, he did seem legitimately perplexed by Garrett's decision to return to Dallas.
"I thought that was an odd situation he was putting himself when he went back, regardless of his success," said Bisciotti ... "This year, I thought that was an odd situation. When I realized that I was competing against him doing nothing, I think it was telling to me. You know, I'm happy where I am. Things happen for a reason."Some twelve months later, I suspect Garrett finds his decision odd, too.
* No idea if Bisciotti's middle initial is "T", but if it isn't, it should be.