Originally Posted by Apollo Creed
This is one of the worst running teams in football. They are awful at pass protection and Romo actually makes them look better because of his pocket awareness. His receivers drop balls on the reg and run poor routes.
I understand all QBs have things they have to overcome, but when I look around the league I don't see many teams that demand so much from their guy.
[View Full Quote]It goes deeper than just having a poor supporting cast. When you can't run the ball, or protect the QB (essentially are complete trash up front). Defensive coaches know that you can rush three and four guys against Dallas and consistently drop 7 and 8 guys into coverage. Think about how difficult this makes a QBs job. Your pocket is consistently collapsing, you're throwing into double coverages and in between tight zones where you have to make perfect throws. So Romo has no help from play action, no running game to lean on, and when he has to throw he's throwing in tighter windows because teams don't have to walk extra guys up to get pressure/stop the run.
To say Romo is the problem with this team is absolutely insane. Let's put Kyle Orton out there, see if Drew Bledsoe still has any juice left, call up Vinny Testaverde, Quincy Carter, Chad Hutchinson, Drew Henson, Anthony Wright, Tony Banks, Clint Stoener, I'll stop, you get the picture.
How bout a defense that forces turnovers? A special teams that can at least be servicable and not a liability? A coach that doesn't squander games late with poor management?
Romo-friendly? What's that mean.
It just seems like people in general have a tendency and desire to place the majority of the blame on a single person when things are going poorly. We have to have a scapegoat, right? And it works even better if it suits their agenda (queue the Romo hate threads and Garrett hate threads).
A lot more goes into losing these games than Romo making a couple bad passes or Garrett making a bad call. And on the same token it takes more than one or two people to win a game.
We haven't had a defensive TD yet this year, but our offense have given away several. We haven't had a kick return all year, but we've given one up (and missed a field goal in the same game). We seem to commit penalties at inopportune times, and just can't seem to put it all the positives together for a complete TEAM performance. The fact that our success seems to correlate with Romo's performance so closely shows exactly how much we rely on him. He has to pick up other players' slack constantly, and typically there is nobody there to pick his up when he needs it
. Last year illustrated this even more, because despite his incredible year, games were lost due to the teams other deficient areas.