Originally Posted by Chocolate Lab
I've heard him saying this same thing both on 103.3 and the national ESPN.
He's right. Running the ball more would only help Romo.
BTW, Nate Newton has been screaming the same thing.
Originally Posted by tyke1doe
What do they know? They only played the position at the highest level of the game and have multiple Super Bowl rings. Idiots.
Let's get something straight. Running the ball will (1) give fewer opportunities to have your QB under pressure and (2) have the opposing defense prepare for runs, rather than pinning their ears back for the passrush. That's a no-brainer. The dumb part is -- that alone, isn't necessarily going to help Romo or the team.
Let's put it in real terms -- if we rushed 8 out of 10 plays, on those 2 pass plays, Romo's going to probably do better on average than if we had passed 8 of 10 plays. That's obvious. What's dumb is assuming that rushing 8 plays vs. 2 plays is going to "help" Romo or the team. On average, pass plays gain more yardage than rushes. It's almost unheard of to have 60-40 rush-to-pass ratio being more productive than a 40-60 rush-to-pass ratio.