Originally Posted by links18
Perhaps you are right, but that is pretty pathetic that we don't have the personnel to execute a screen pass. Its one of the best ways to slow down a pass rush. Its just another example of how Romo gets little help.
I sometimes wonder if the problem isn't that Romo can't throw screen passes very well. Part of the screen pass is the QB has to draw the DL in and then lob it over them to the RB or TE who has slipped out from the protection scheme.
I seem to remember us throwing more of them when Kitna was the QB. Felix actually caught a lot of balls over the last half of the 2010 season and we actually scored quite a few points over that stretch.
I really do think it should be made a priority to get interior OL who can move in space so the screen game can work better. We actually seemed to be moving in that direction in 2011 but then the injuries struck to Nagy. Then this year Nagy went down followed by Killer and Costa this year.
The sad part is that I think they actually did go after OGs who can run the screen better than last year's group but the last minute replacement with Cook probably cancelled all of that.