Originally Posted by aikemirv
Knowing Garrett, I would say that it is a rare play to get Tony out of the pocket - really rare. He is one of the most conventional OC's in the league.
Romo on the other hand, if he knows his protection is weak for the day is ready at the drop of the hat to get outside the pocket where he knows he will have a bit of time to make a play.
Romo moves outside the pocket routinely so it's not something that's happening out of Garrett's control. Like I keep telling you and Romo's highlights back it up most of his plays come from outside the pocket. This is when he's at his best and Garrett's even commented on it. Romo is allowed to do what he's comfortable with. Avoiding pressure and extending plays is what he does best. Landry use to hate Staubach taking off and running but that was part of what made Staubach great so he allowed him do it. It came natural to Staubach.
Romo is one of the best QB's in the league when he's moving around making plays. Like I mentioned some of his worst plays have come within the pocket. A lot of his fumbles have come within the pocket. He's a QB who needs space to maneuver and when he's able to do get outside he's very effective. He'll roll around, spin and find an open receiver. I feel a lot more comfortable with him when he's outside the pocket doing his thing then within the pocket surrounded by defenders.
He's not real tall so getting outside gives him a lot of options to either set his feet and throw or spin around and move in another direction to find a receiver. It opens up the field for him. You never want to restrict a QB's improvisational skills Romo wouldn't be half the player if Garrett did.