What's so frustrating is that we always seem to be on the cusp
of being able to break through the wall, but come up short.
(I'm going to rant a bit, so please bear with me.)
We fix our Secondary, and our Defense appears to be a quality defense this season. On the other hand, Romo's TD/Int ratio goes in reverse this year vs last year.
We can't seem to do the little things right. For example, not getting our punts blocked. 2 years in a row that's happened. Or is it 3?
But then you see sparks of magic. A tease. Like a huge running game vs the Ravens, the first game vs the Giants . . . .
I realize that JJ will never sell his team. He may modify his "GM stance", learn more as he goes along, but he will never relinquish power. I get that.
So, if that's the situation, along with Garrett as our HC, and Romo as our QB, what's our best option to break this rut?
I think we need to realize that Romo needs a running game and he needs a better OL. Our WRs aren't GB's receivers. Our WRs confuse routes, etc. Unfortunately, at this stage they can't be trusted to play an entire game consistently. And I do appreciate Romo, but imo he's one notch below A Rodgers. And there's nothing wrong with that. We just need to realize that we can't win consistently, imo, if the burden is going to fall on Romo and our wideouts game after game. There have many, many "good" QBs who have won Divisional Championship games and Super Bowls.
OK, Garrett did go out and get Livings, Bern, and Vickers to help the running game. He got Callahan too. But frankly said, we need at least 1 more quality OL, likely 2. We need a solid 2nd RB to fill in for Murray. And we need a better 3rd wide receiver.
The key has to be the OL, however. I can't see how we can break this rut without taking the pressure off Romo.
I realize the front office did try to improve the OL the past 2 seasons with drafting T Smith, the Callahan hire, etc. but they need to do more.
IF our defense can continue to progress, and IF guys like Crawford, Claiborne, etc continue to grow, an improved OL can be the difference between 8-8 vs 11-5. But I can't see how this team takes the next step without further addressing the OL.