Originally Posted by TwoDeep3
The real difference. Romo is am area passer. he gets in the vicinity.
Aikman was a target passer. He hits the target.
Today's game was a prime example of the vicinity passing of Romo.
TwoDeep...you are correct that Aikman was a precision passer. I agree 100%. Given the luxury of Aikman's clean pocket...Given the Lexus-like luxury that Troy lived in after his initiation.
But as one who was Aikman's (fellow Bruin's) fiercest fan...I'll say...Troy could rarely dodge a single defender. In contrast Tony routinely dodges two, three...occasionally 4 defenders, breathing down his neck within inches.
Nor could Aikman have have managed with 2.7 seconds until the pocket dissolved to nothing...as Tony handles routinely. Aikman would have been killed.
Romo plays the game almost 1 on 5 at times. Aikman could never have survived that. He'd been out of the league quickly. On a stretcher.
Now the question: Can Romo thrive in the context of luxury--a HOF running back, top-drawer o-line blocking, an elite defense and Jimmy Johnson imposed discipline? I'd love to find out. Sadly that will never happen with Head Coach Jerry Jones.