I really wish people just cleared their head and look at the reality of the NFL and football in general and then had cognitive, rational thoughts on Romo without such far sided bias.
First the NFL
1) No team is ever healthy all year long. We had one of the best injury or non-injury records 2 years back and had one the best "guys on IR" percentages and were 8-8. This year we have one of the worst of all of those and were 8-8. Teams with more starters on IR made the playoffs. It shouldn't be an excuse
2) Parity. This isn't the wild west days of free agency so you are NEVER going to have the perfect RB, defense, O-line, set of WRs, etc. Stop hoping for this cosmic perfect grouping for Romo. The Packers and other teams work with bad o-lines. Steelers did for years and still ran and got Ben killed. It's the system you set up for your deficiencies. You can't blame everything on soemthing we don't have because witht he cap you might get an o-line but lose a WR. Happens.
1) Guy has put up great stats. Guy has played behind a line that would get some statuesque QBs killed. For what we have he makes the most of it. He can make plays and win games. The guy has the tools and skills and there are no FAs or people like that who will do a better job unless you are making fantasy trades
2) BUT you are guaranteed 2-3..maybe more..Romo head scratchers a year where he single handedly can destroy momentum, turn a game or make you go "what was that?" It has happened every year. Sorry, no excuses, some throws/plays are mental mistakes. Throwing 5 picks in a game one year doesn't make you a choker or a bad QB. Throwing multiple picks/making bad plays in big games when you have a lead and they directly affect a loss gives people pause.
So take all that in and the reality is that Romo is our QB..a guy who does the best behind the line we have and a guy who can make plays. You are also saddled with his mistakes and so far there seems to be no "off switch" regarding those. But you can't just say surround him perfectly and he'll be better or injuries hurt him. My take is coaching is an issue. You can't have him throwing 50 times. You have to game plan and execute better from the 1st quarter on. Use his strengths. Will running the ball and defense help...yes. But it doesn't mean that when things go bad you have to throw 40-50 times. Balance it out. I think someone needs to be in his ear that he can trust. But realistically, until we stop shooting ourselves in the foot, coming out unprepared and flat, and falling behind early, then all the extra talent in the world isn't going to help Romo because it will be on him to bring us back. I like the guy but so far what we have is what I just laid out. If there is a "switch" it is going to have to be through putting him in situations where the game plan isn't riding on him. More draft picks, FAs and having perfect health won't help if we don't start game planning correctly for the talent we have.
Last edited by HoustonFrog : 01-28-2013 at 02:24 PM.