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Before you Give Drew the Hook...Take this Exam

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Cbz40, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    There's more to it my friends than just saying....."Pull the sucka"


    Questions we fans should ask ourselves before agreeing to a change at the QB position.

    How will the team accept the change? A proven vet for a Newby??

    Will the team follow Mr Romo?

    Does Tony have the leadership skills to be a successfull NFL QB?

    Does he have the arm?

    Does he have the accuracy?

    If we make this change will the team view the move as me (the coach) as giving up on the season?

    How will TO handle the change? A rook QB!!!!!!! throwing to me the best WR in the universe. would the change light his fuse? or would he accept the change and just play football? (whether you like TO or not that question must be considered)

    We have only seen Tony in preseason games.....In regular season games D coordinators will game plan him. He will have everything thrown at him but the kitchen sink. Can he handle it??????

    A QB change is a very delicate issue with many complicated questions that must be taken under consideration before pulling the switch.

    Feel free to add your own set of questions. ;) :)
  2. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    does he have moxie :D
  3. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Will it ake a difference in the loss column?
  4. Slammin Bran 23

    Slammin Bran 23 New Member

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    Can he throw in the rain?
  5. Rush 2112

    Rush 2112 New Member

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    Stupid 5 character minimum.
  6. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    How will the team accept the change? A proven vet for a Newby??

    The team will decide what to expect at the time of the change. These players have seen as much of Romo as anyone else, as they have been in practice with him. If Romo falters, he falters. Same with Drew.

    Counter Question: Don't you think there might be some vets who already support this proposition?

    Will the team follow Mr Romo?

    No one will deny Drew's leadership skills. They are an asset when he is playing well. This question, however, cannot be answered, as we have no basis of Romo's ability to lead.

    I will say this - the receiver will catch the pass from whomever throws it, so long as it is accurate.

    Does Tony have the leadership skills to be a successfull NFL QB?

    Why should we ask ourselves this? We have no idea. We do know that he has the leadership skills to be a very successful college QB.

    And he has moxie.

    Does he have the arm?

    This is a good question. He does not have Bledsoe's arm. That is a given. In this offense, you kind of need a strong arm, because we make a lot of sideline throws, hitches, etc. You need to put the ball on a rope and get it there quick. I don't know if Romo has this or not.

    Does he have the accuracy?

    It appears that he does from all indicators. I don't think Parcells will keep an inaccurate QB on his roster.

    In fact, I think most QBs in the NFL are more accurate than given credit for. I think decision making is more important here.

    If we make this change will the team view the move as me (the coach) as giving up on the season?

    No. No. No. Maybe. But most likely, no. If you make this move now, you might be trying to compete for the season. What it will do is say you are giving up on Bledsoe, which might be a bad thing, or might be a good thing.

    But is it better to wait until you have no chance to switch them, and then give up? Maybe this is proactivity to save the season. Depends - again - the players have to go off what the coaches say and what they've seen on film and in practice.

    How will TO handle the change? A rook QB!!!!!!! throwing to me the best WR in the universe. would the change light his fuse? or would he accept the change and just play football? (whether you like TO or not that question must be considered)

    This is a good question. He went to Philly because of McNabb, and refused Baltimore at least partly because of Boller. We know he wants a good QB to throw to him.

    But how many times was he open Sunday and the Vet Bledsoe DIDN'T get it to him? As I recall, Romo and TO had good chemistry in camp.

    I think at this point, TO just wants to show he is still dominant, and I think he will show that regardless of the QB.

    We have only seen Tony in preseason games.....In regular season games D coordinators will game plan him. He will have everything thrown at him but the kitchen sink. Can he handle it??????

    Again, this is something we can't know. What we CAN know is that teams do know how to game plan Bledsoe. We also know that good teams game plan him better than he plays. So I really don't see what the difference is here. We either go with the guy we know buckles under good defense, or we go with the X factor.


    Here is my question:

    I have never watched Bledsoe, but I saw in Sunday what I have heard from his rep - that he doesn't do well against good defense, that he doesn't find the open receiver, that his footwork is atrocious, and that when he is deer in the headlights, turn out the light, the party is over. My question is - are we as fans prepared to accept the possibility that his first year in Dallas is like his first year in Buffalo, and, that, his second year in dallas will be the same? If so, are we prepared to go with the variable instead, and at least take a chance at something better?
  7. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Romo is young and a scratch golf player..he seems to be smart, or at least have that eye, hand coordination thing going on...

    But, has he learned?

    Let's hope so if he ever has to go...
  8. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Does he have strong legs?
  9. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    This is not neceearily true.......the reason you see Bledsoe make those throw is because that is what he can do.......you can't exactly roll him out or run bootlegs.................Romo would have a whole different section of the palybook to work from, a much more expanded one than Bledsoe, because he can do more things than Bledsoe.

    And he has more than enough arm strength.......that he has a weak arm is a myth. If you have ever seen him up close, such as in training camp, you know he cqn make all the throws. He got that rap because everyone compared him to Bledsoe and Henson. His arm strength is not what those two have , but it is plenty strong.
  10. 2much2soon

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    I used to believe Romo had a weak arm but I now agree, thats not the case.
    The few occasions I have seen him on the field he seemed to be a pretty cool, collected player.
    If he goes in I think he can energize the team.
    He will make his mistakes, but I think he has the ability to more than off-set them.
  11. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    I have seen him in camp, his second year here, when he was God-awful (as verified by Tuna).

    And in regards to his arm strength - I wasn't saying he has a noodle arm. But there are plenty of QBs who play that can't make that throw - Pennington, Brunnel, etc. They can make somet of them, because sometimes they are open. But Bledsoe makes a career of the deep out, and his arm strength allows it.

    And Parcells supports it - same thing with Vinnie.

    Now your second position, that they would change the offense for him, does not convince me.

    In fact, I am of the opinion that Parcells does not change his scheme for anyone. His players have to adjust to his scheme.

    Ask TO who is playing in the non-WCO for the first time, or Ellis who is a LB now. Parcells wants to play a certain way, and either you match that or you don't (cough - LaRoi Glover - cough).
  12. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    I disagree, if you look back at pre-season, the plays that Romo ran were not the same as the ones that Bledsoe ran. Romo ran plays from the shotgun, where as Bledsoe hates the shotgun. Romo ran sprint outs, roll outs, and bootlegs when he was in there.

    Furthremore, even Parcells is not that stubborn or stupid, to not change the offense to fit the strengths of the player he is playing. Why do you think there is talk of Bledsoe being replaced by Romo.............it's because Romo has mobility and can move out of harm's way. It wouldn't do any good to replace Beldsoe if you are going to tell to stand in the pocket no matter what.
  13. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    "Counter Question: Don't you think there might be some vets who already support this proposition?"


    Now that's a question I would like to know the answer too. I would expect after only one game......I doubt we would receive many candid answers.
  14. Rustinpeace21

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    since when does Drew hate the shotgun? He was successful when they used it in Buf
  15. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    Questions we fans should ask ourselves before agreeing to a change at the QB position.

    How will the team accept the change? A proven vet for a Newby??


    I think they'll be o.k. with it. Most of it depends on whether they win with Romo playing. Part of it depends on how well Romo plays. A small part of it depends on how poorly Bledsoe plays prior to the switch.

    Will the team follow Mr Romo?

    Sure

    Does Tony have the leadership skills to be a successfull NFL QB?

    Seems likely, but far from being established so far.

    Does he have the arm?

    Appears to have sufficient arm strength.

    Does he have the accuracy?

    He's shown good accuracy so far.

    If we make this change will the team view the move as me (the coach) as giving up on the season?

    Only if the switch happens when the Cowboys are 4-8 (may God forbid). Depends on timing and reason for the switch.

    How will TO handle the change? A rook QB!!!!!!! throwing to me the best WR in the universe. would the change light his fuse? or would he accept the change and just play football? (whether you like TO or not that question must be considered)


    It would come down to how well Romo played.

    We have only seen Tony in preseason games.....In regular season games D coordinators will game plan him. He will have everything thrown at him but the kitchen sink. Can he handle it??????

    IMO, he's already a better QB than Quincy Carter. It would all come down to turnovers. Can he avoid the fumbles and interceptions. I don't know.

    Feel free to add your own set of questions

    1. Realistically, how far are the Cowboys likely to go with Bledsoe as the QB?

    2. How important is it that we find out whether Romo is or isn't the QB of the future before this season is over?
  16. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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    I'll throw in another question:

    What do we do if Bledsoe for some reason stinks it up again, to the tune of 45% completions, 0 TD's, 2 INT's, with more misses of open receivers...and we WIN the game?
  17. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    :D There is always one in every crowd. :) Good question.
  18. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    Whether TO knows it or not, experience aside I think Romo is the better QB for him.

    A lot of people have said Romo might be better suited for a WCO style, as he shows great touch and accuracy on the short and intermediate stuff, while his deep ball we are still a little murky on. For sure he's not as good as Bledsoe at it, but while TO is always a deep threat he makes his living on YAC. ROmo is right up his alley there, and probably delivers a better short ball in stride then Bledsoe, which has never been a strong suit for him.

    Furthermore, ROmo's mobility buys more time. THere may be corners who can stay with TO for a short bit, but a lot of the success he had with McNabb (when they were still friends) was when he scrambled a bit and bought more time. No CB can stay with Owens that long. Not even 2.

    Again, who the heck knows what Romo is once real bullets are flying. BUt if you look at what the skill sets are from what we have seen, Romo seems to be a better fit for TO - provided he can deal with him in the huddle. ANd there Drew's experience is a definite edge.
  19. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I don't know Cbz. We may find out if Bledsoe continues throwing it poorly. Something happened to Bledsoe. I find the back problem issue troubling. Thanks for the post.
  20. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure the Patriots and Bills went through all of these questions too...and both came to the same conclusion....one of which went on to win 3 SBs because of it...

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