Originally Posted by Venger
Third pick, the Redskins LB runs UNTOUCHED up the middle - Romo has to have the ball out of his hands in less than TWO seconds. He threw it to his hot outlet but their LB dropped back off the line and made a nice play on the ball.
Don't like the throw? Romo is backpedaling because if he dares stop much less get into the throw he gets creamed - he has to get it over the blitzer to his outlet. It floats high, and the Skins LB makes a nice play on the ball.
He was supposed to - from what I've read here, get rid of the ball, or eat it, with the perfect hindsight of it being picked. "Get rid of it" is what he did. Pick.
Exactly. A linebacker once again came untouched through the middle of the line. Romo has a split second to react. The defense called the perfect play in faking the outside blitz and made the int. I don't think any QB can address the inside blitzing linebacker and see the outside linebacker redirect himself toward Murray in that short time. I have a hard time blaming the QB when so many defenders were coming at him untouched.