Originally Posted by Yakuza Rich
The only thing I wish Romo would do now is to stop making 5 different adjustments before each snap. It is not doing the offense any good and sometimes you just have to flat out execute and allow your guys to do so. When he starts getting nervous, the adjustments start to pick up and it just further compounds the problems. See the last game of the year versus the Skins.
We need to take the load of responsibility off Romo's back, force him to protect the football and just let him do his job instead of having to win games for the Cowboys all of the time.
I agree some here.
I don't mind the heavy adjustments sometimes, but yes, it really is overkill sometimes. I also think your oline gets worn out (mentally and physically) easier by having to hold their stance like that so often. He's good at adjutments but at some point there returns are deminishing.
If we got the plays in sooner it may help too.
As for the Washington game. I thought from about midway in the 3rd qtr throughout the rest of the game...and even the very play before he made that pick...Romo looked very comfortable and confident. Not nervous at all. He looked just like he did in the previous 6 games where he dominated the 4th qtr and had 4 (almost 5) game winning drives. Even in this game, he had just driven them in for a passing TD and 2 pt conversion. He was fine.
The blitz just busted him on that play and he got fooled for a nonosecond by the defender. He blew that play. A lot of QBs may have missed that throw in that sitation. My guess is that Rodgers would have just taken the sack to live for another day. I wish he would have thrown it out of bounds.
I also agree that we'd be better if we didn't rely on him so much. He is not Brady, Rodgers, or P Manning in that regard.