Originally Posted by DavidAK
I got this from the Redskins forum and I thought it was a good idea to talk about this here.
Over there the overall consensus is that Rg3 doesn't have any pressure to win this game. As a matter of fact, their fans are already building up excuses as to why they wouldn't be disappointed with a loss. They're just happy to be there mentality along with Rg3 being a rookie doing better than anybody thought to begin the season + injuries give RG3 a pass to fail in the biggest game of his NFL career.
-"While Romo on the other hand has a truck load of pressure because he has to prove he can win a big game".
What a load of crap. Everybody is picking Romo and the Cowboys to lose. You wan't to talk about injuries, we're decimated by them.
I hope we beat the Redskins down, I hate their dumb fans and team.
The main reason behind this is:
a) No one picked the skins to win more then 6 games this year. We were expected to reside in our usual 4th place in the division. Instead they are in position to win the division or a wild card berth (if bears lose to the lions which is doubtful and the vikes loses to the pack). Our expectations for the year and RG3 has been met and then some. Some would say we're playing with the house's money right now.
b) This is an exceptional year for rookie QBs. 3 rookies have the potential of going to the playoffs. No one really had any expectations of any of the the 3 going to the playoffs. Well maybe Seattle as they have played in weak division and had been coming on strong the past year. Some thought they were only a couple of pieces away from making a serious challenge to the 9ers.
c) The Cowboys as usual have been expected to challenge for the division as they usually are year after to year by the media, fans, peoples grandmothers.
d) Romo is in the process of trying to get a new contract (not a contract year). Think he somewhat needs to prove to Jerry and the cowboy fans (you don't matter much in the discussion but it goes a long way in helping him in the eyes of the franchise if you all are behind him) that he can carry his team deep into the playoffs and shake off that choker label (not really deserved IMHO).
e) Romo is a vet and has been in this position many times and should know what he needs to do to get the job done. RG3 is learning on the job and this is his first big run in the NFL.
That being said, I think there are a ton of pressure on both of these kids. They both carry the hopes and dreams of their respective teams on their backs. That's a lot of pressure. I'm sure we both could recite reasons why neither team should be where we are (injuries, cap penalties etc). But it boils down to a big game. Winner takes all. I think the expectation at the moment is more on Romo then RG3 and thus the pressure.
That's how I see it. Correct anything you think is wrong.