Originally Posted by KJJ
Romo is plenty good he proves that in a number of games throughout the regular season every year but he has issues performing at the same level in elimination games this is not an opinion it's a fact. You call the pick in the last few minutes of the 4th quarter just a football play but that's not how most saw it. If some like you choose to always make excuses for why he never plays to his capabilities in these make or break games then that's your choice.
No one is pinning that loss entirely on Romo I'm certainly not but he didn't play well in that game and that's the truth whether some like you want to admit it or not. .
I said Romo didn't play well for most of that game, so no need to put words in my mouth.
This "elimination game" thing (espcially non-playoff) seems to have been created for Romo. The sample size is so tiny for him, it blows me aways that people give it cred.
Washington is the main game that I can recall where he and the team had their chances but did not play well and blew it.
Last year vs the Giants, things got out of hand early but Romo (football hand and all) actually played a decent game.The game was out of reach at the end when he got crushed and fumbled, but his QB rating was about 100 and he threw or a couple fo scores.
He played great in both end of season big games (and wins) vs Philly in 2009.
I think the the total blow out at Philly and the one at Minnesota where games that we had no chance in.
The Ginats loss in 2007 hurt, but the Giants D was great. And Romo did, imo, throw a perfect pass to Crayton for the win. If you want to say it's making an excuse, go ahead. But he cannot run that route for him.
What's odd to me is that wins at Cincy and vs Pittsburgh this year get no credit even though the Washington game means nothing without those wins. It's like there's this non-playoff game category created especially for Romo.
Back to the Washington game:
If you think on that last drive, like some doofusses do around here, that Romo is actually thinking on that last drive "oh no, it's a big game, so i better not screw up" there is no chance you ever played in a big game yourself. I'm assuming that you
know better. Leading up to a big game, maybe players get more excited or nervous or whatever, but once the full force of the game is upon them, it is just like the New Orleans game or the Pittsburgh game. They have split seconds to react, they have no time to be worrying about how big the game is at that exact moment. That's why I said, if he looked so calm and effective the whole 4th quarter, and the play right before that one, why would someone think all of a sudden he tightened up on that one play?
He (and the Oline) just screwed up on that play.
And again, yes, he played an overall bad game the first 3 quarters.