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Are we living witnesses of a new era, or a new legend?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Darkhound, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. Darkhound

    Darkhound Member

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    Ok ok, I want to have a good weekend, and with no cowboys game this Sunday, lets see how this develops.

    Many of YOU guys were witnesses of the rise of Roger.
    Many of US, were witnesses of the rise of Aikman.

    Are we in for that time again?
    Are we witnessing the Rise of Antonio Romo, the future QB legend of the Dallas cowboys?



    I am leaning to belive yes. I want to see him play against the Giants in the Meadowlands. Whether we win or loose, I just want to see him under a tougher enviorment!
  2. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    I was there for Meredith to Morton...Morton to Staubach...Staubach to White..and White to Aikman....

    I've never seen anything like this.

    The odd thing is, if Romo would have struggled just a bit more, I'd almost feel more comfortable thinking he's the real deal.

    But so far, this has all been fantasyland so it's a bit hard to grasp.

    That said, yeah, I think we have our next great QB.
  3. Lifetimeboyzfan

    Lifetimeboyzfan Active Member

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    Nice post! I generally don't like to homer out, but realistically, you may be on to something... He is just playing too well to consider this a fluke.. And he will only get better the more he plays. I think we are indeed witnessing the rise of the next Cowboys QB legend, and who really saw it coming?
  4. Darkhound

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    Wow... hands down Juke. I envy you, in a good way, that you have had the priviledge to watch those amazing transitions. You must have amazing memories from memorable games right?

    Now, you say thta you have NEVER seen anything like this? How come, in what way? Given your exprience, and having seen those legendary players, I have but ask you: How is it possible for you to make such a bold statement? I am impressed?

    What were your thoughts on Carter, on Hutchinon, on Henson, on Leaf, on Antony Wright, on Stoerner?

    You also mention that you are not yet too comforbable? Why is that?
    But then again you think this is for real?

    Please develop

    DH
  5. bluestar4ever

    bluestar4ever New Member

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    I am 50\50 on the struggling. He has had time to develop in the league, so there shouldn't be as much of a learning curve for him. I think he is the real deal. Let's just hope the media pressure doesn't get to him. He might have some off days, but who doesn't. He is human after all.
  6. Lifetimeboyzfan

    Lifetimeboyzfan Active Member

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    Juke was spot on when he mentioned how it was hard to grasp what is going on because it is so much like a fairy tale.. The numbers he is putting up are unmatched by anyone else presently, and it all came out of left field. It almost feels like at any minute, my alarm clock will go off.
  7. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    While I'm very pleased with the way Romo has been playing, I won't be fully convinced until he plays at a consistently high level for two or three seasons. It seems these days there are always QBs who have a good season or two only to fade into obscurity or medicority.
  8. Darkhound

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    I have alot of questions.

    If Romo is as great as we are seeing now. Why did he went undrafted? Was that talent not present in his college days?

    If Bill has seen him for 3.5 years, and knowing his capabilities, then why wasnt he the starter for thie season?

    There are some plotholes in this story that I DONT understrand. Is this just the producto of coincidence?

    These seems like a fairytale of the "the chosen one"
  9. koolaid

    koolaid Drink Me

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    my biggest fear is that romo would turn out to be a one-year wonder, hes playing so well right now he is setting himself some pretty high expectations
  10. cowboys19

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    "The Romo" has the ability to be one of the greatest ever!!!

    Yes i said greatest ever.

    If he continues to improve his mechanics, and accuracy and doesn't get too complacent, i can see him after he is done with football being in Montana's class as the best to ever play the position.

    He will need at least 2 or 3 championships to be mentioned with him tho, and i think he will have a few at least before he is done with this beautiful game.


    In 10/15 years when he has decided to call it quits(barring injury) he will be one of the best to ever play the position. Better enjoy him while it lasts, because we are witnissing a legend in the making
  11. Darkhound

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    That is MY main concern and my main fear!
  12. bluestar4ever

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    Maybe he just needed to be developed before his true colors could be seen.
  13. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    I was a witness of both.

    That we are even having this discussion is a great sign.

    If Romo were to become a QB legend, the story might start out this way.

    But there have been a lot of QBs down through the years who have been outstanding for short periods of time. These QBs lifted their teams and made them play better (for a short period of time). And their fans went absolutely nuts .... But then the wheels fell off. It is cruel, but it happens.

    I'm just hoping it doesn't happen in Dallas.

    Staubach was the ultimate player. He did it all. It is too much to hope that we will see his likes again. But maybe we will all be incredibly lucky. It doesn't seem possible, but .....
  14. Dale

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    The reasons he's been on the bench was because he was very raw coming out of school. He used to spray the ball around the field in camp. Very erratic. During yesterday's broadcast, they said he used to not have to read defenses in college.

    Remember his 3-for-11, 2 INT performance in the '04 preseason against Houston? :eek:

    So that's why he's been on the bench. Simply put, he wasn't developed or instantaneously good coming out of college -- likely the reason he went undrafted. But, as we see now, the tools were there. He can throw. He can run. He can lead. He can win. He wasn't quite the surprise he's being billed as. A lot of draft pundits said to keep an eye on him as a late-round or undrafted player. And Parcells (and Payton) groomed him the last three-and-a-half years. This wasn't an accident.
  15. Juke99

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    Morton was a classic looking QB who folded on pressure EVERY time.

    Staubach started out as a QB, who at the first sign of trouble, would just take off and run. And his numbers weren't great in the beginning.

    Danny was a quick start because he was holding the clipboard for a few years. He put up good numbers but not Romo-esque.

    And Aikman was pretty bad in the beginning.

    I had hopes for Henson but he simply got more mechanical with each season.

    The reason I say I'm not comfortable is because Romo has made it look SO easy and I keep thinking, "Geez, it can't be THAT easy"
  16. Darkhound

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    Thanks for clearing that out Dale
  17. Juke99

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    Oh, I think it's the real deal too...

    I was really stating it as an irony...that if he had struggled more, it would almost feel more "real"
  18. Darkhound

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    By struggling you mean that you would have liked for him to have suffered more? To have had more bad games? etc?

    Also Juke, you never saw that from the other QBs we had like Quincy etc?
    I am very impressed on how confident you are with this guy!
  19. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    I think we very well could be witnessing the breakout of the next great Dallas Cowboys QB.

    I feel sorry for the guy who said he would refuse to go to the Carolina game if Romo was going to be starter. He may have sulked himself into missing the opportunity of a lifetime in witnessing first hand the first start of a legend.
  20. Darkhound

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    I am happy so say that I was there on his first OFFICIAL start on Texas Stadium vs the Colts!

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