Originally Posted by T-RO
TwoDeep...you are correct that Aikman was a precision passer. I agree 100%. Given the luxury of Aikman's clean pocket...Given the Lexus-like luxury that Troy lived in after his initiation.
But as one who was Aikman's (fellow Bruin's) fiercest fan...I'll say...Troy could rarely dodge a single defender. In contrast Tony routinely dodges two, three...occasionally 4 defenders, breathing down his neck within inches.
Nor could Aikman have have managed with 2.7 seconds until the pocket dissolved to nothing...as Tony handles routinely. Aikman would have been killed.
Romo plays the game almost 1 on 5 at times. Aikman could never have survived that. He'd been out of the league quickly. On a stretcher.
[View Full Quote]Now the question: Can Romo thrive in the context of luxury--a HOF running back, top-drawer o-line blocking, an elite defense and Jimmy Johnson imposed discipline? I'd love to find out. Sadly that will never happen with Head Coach Jerry Jones.
And still with all this, today's game was an example. There were plays he had time to throw and he was behind the receiver all day.
Putting him behind Aikman's line would not have changed that.
So many people are amazed at his ability to extend the play.
Troy extended the play by hitting the receiver.