Some observations from the film room at Valley Ranch.
Romo outplays Manning
The stat line from the game for Tony Romo
read 22 completions and 29 attempts for 307 yards and three touchdowns. What that line didn’t tell you was his ability to change plays, avoid the rush and give his team hope when there appeared to be none. When the ball is in Romo’s hand, you always have a chance for a play, ask Kevin Ogletree
who was targeted 11 times and coming away with two touchdowns.
Where Romo is different than most quarterbacks is his ability to keep his eye level down the field while all things around him are breaking down. Most quarterbacks struggle with their ability to feel the rush but see what is going on down field. Both touchdown passes to Ogletree, Romo had to avoid the rush to make those throws. The quarterback on the other side of the field let the rush get to him and saw what we call in the scouting business as “ghosts”. You feel things that are not there and the decisions you make are affected by them. One handled it well and the other didn’t.
KO stepping up
I have been critical of Kevin Ogletree when asked of my views but I am not here to make this about me. I want to make this about Kevin Ogletree, who still does things that drives much nuts like we saw in the Miami preseason game but for the most part these last four weeks he has shown toughness and a play making ability that I was sure did not exist.
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