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An informal survey: Is Romo closer to Aikman or to White?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by GimmeTheBall!, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. HoustonFrog

    HoustonFrog Well-Known Member

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    I can never agree with these comments. Aikman was all about accuracy and putting the ball in spots. That is how their offense was run. Just giving a guy things doesn't mean he will succeed. If that was the case David Carr would still have a shot somewhere.

    That being said, I like Romo a lot but he still isn't close to either guy. White went to 3 NFC Championship games. I want to see how his career plays out first.
  2. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    In my dark heart of hearts I would say that both Aikman and White would have gotten us -- somehow -- into the playoffs in that last game. And both would have achieved at least a 9-7 season.
  3. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    It's called humility. Aikman was so good that he can say these kind of things. If Romo is better than Aikman was, then Murray is better than Emmett and Dez is already better than Irvin.

    But we know that is not the case, huh?

    But put Romo on Aikman's best teams and I half no dout Tony could reach the Super Bowl.
  4. dart

    dart Benched

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    does this really need to be debated ?
  5. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

    BringBackThatOleTimeBoys Well-Known Member

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    This is a long but good read about A-Rod > http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/50877666/ns/sports-baseball/

    What Romo has in common with A-Rod
    • came on board with high (championship) expectations
    • then choked
    • maginified by being on a high-profile team
    • has really good personal stats until the playoffs

    What Romo does NOT have in common with A-Rod
    • he gets along with his teamates
    • he's just likeable in general - not a jerk
    • not smug or priviliged
    • no trouble with PEDs, other drugs, or the law
  6. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Yes, now go back to your skyping with the UT track team.
  7. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    Try making sense next time. Those other guys have nothing to do with this discussion and your analogy is completely baseless.

    "Humility"? You're only assuming Troy was being humble because his opinion is one that you don't want him to have. :rolleyes:
  8. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Also the rules favor the WR today. Db's use to mug the WR, you know this. I think had Aikman played in this era of football he would have an insane completion %. It's amazing the completion % he did have especially with Irvin lining up telling the DB what route he was running.
  9. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    There is no doubt the game has changed some. But the fact Romo's % is as high as it it, while always under duress, and some receivers with a possibly shaky understanding of the playbook, is still quite impressive in its own right.
  10. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    hmm, locate a QB who put up numbers and could only manage 1 playoff victory. Compare him to that guy.

    No comparison with Elway, who had gone to Super Bowls prior to Shanahan.
  11. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    No doubt I am not taking anything way from what he has done. I think he is talented, but I am worried that at 33 those skills are starting to erode. He needs the team to be better period or he isn't going to have those wins show up when they need to show up. Hopefully this year he can pull even with his playoff record.
  12. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    I haven't seen any signs of his skills eroding but his confidence continues to erode that's the biggest concern with him.
  13. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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    Top 10 Seasons in Passer Rating
    Staubach 7 (1971, 1973, 1975-79)
    Meredith 6 (1962-63, 1965-68)
    Aikman 6 (1991-1995, 1998)
    Romo 6 (2006-09, 2011-12)
    White 5 (1980-83, 85)

    Top 5 Seasons in Passer Rating
    Staubach 5 (1971, 1973, 1977-79)
    Aikman 4 (1992-95)
    Meredith 3 (1962, 1966, 1968)
    Romo 3 (2006-07, 2011)
    White 2 (1981-82)

    Average Rank in 5 Best Seasons
    Staubach 1st
    Aikman 4th
    Meredith 5th
    Romo 6th
    White 7th

    Keeping in mind that Meredith played in a much smaller league.
  14. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    Football's a team sport. Ask Archie Manning.
  15. gbrittain

    gbrittain Well-Known Member

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    The people who lay the 1 playoff win at Romo's feet are absurd. I suppose they are big Jerry Jones fans and think he is just doing a swell job at putting a competent team together.

    The only reason anyone thinks Romo should have more than 1 playoff win is well...Romo. Romo has masked a lot of ills, but not good enough to overcome an incompetent owner/gm.
  16. randy932

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    Closer to Craig Morton, but without the arm.
  17. rags747

    rags747 Well-Known Member

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    Morton had a cannon and the size no doubt. He actually had a very good couple of yrs with the Broncos. If not for the bum shoulder when he took over for Dandy Don he may have been something. His 1st 5 or so games starting for us were actually very good, its when he hurt his shoulder that things started to go downhill for him.
  18. ryanbabs

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    This is the key, in my opinion. If we had a better run game, a ton of pressure would be weighted off of Romo and that would allow the passing game to be more productive. You can see the differences when the run game is going good with Murray. Just a little inconsistent, unlike those '90 teams.
  19. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Well, Mr. Negativity took a sour pill.
    It's also called opinon, or howevr you spell it. I never brought those other guys, OK, Mr. Negativity?
    And anyway what be analogy? Is it something bad?
    And I called it humility because no one in his or her or its right mind would say that is a fact. Romo might be beter than White but not better than Aikman.

    And quit rolling your eyes. They is gonna stay that whey, didn't your elders tell you that several years ago when you was a kid? Huh?

    Half a nice day.
  20. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Oh, those other guys. I thot you means the other QB mensioned. I just brought Emmett and Irvin into the discussion to point out how odd that thot be: that Romo is beter than Aikman right now.

    So gimme a break, Mr. Negativity. I half feelings too. Not real feelings but ya know, words can hurt.

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