Originally Posted by CapsSkins
Question for you 'boys fans:
What is Tony Romo's relationship with pressure and how does he handle it?
We all know how the media loves to play up games and situations as "legacy-building games" etc. But how does Tony view things? Is he actually worried about his reputation in addition to the team implications on Sunday? Do you think he's feeling the window on this Cowboys roster begin moving in the opposite direction? And is he the type of guy who embraces that kind of pressure and uses it to enhance his play or does he struggle to deal with it?
Obviously it's all speculation considering none of us really know Tony Romo but I felt you all would have a better pulse of things than myself or most Skins fans.
I always find this line of questioning amusing considering that Romo has spent almost his entire career running for his life and being pummeled while trying to manufacture points for this team. Sometimes the heroics and magic tricks pay off and sometimes they don't, but the idea that the close losses are the result of him folding under pressure is a laughable media narrative foisted upon the unwashed masses.
I think Romo does sometimes fall short in close games due to the fact that he doesn't have a rocket arm to whistle the ball into tight coverage,,, couple that with the fact that he rarely has solid pass protection and you've got an offense that has had trouble mounting a comeback with time running out,,, until this year oddly enough. There seems to be some extra Romo-magic getting dialed up.