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BTB: Tony Romo's Slump: Film Don't Lie

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Zordon, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    PLAY 3: Remember this play? Kind of got lost in the blowout, but here Dez Bryant has beaten the double team by splitting the safety and the corner and has a step on both of them. Romo sees this and launches the ball. But he's inaccurate, over-throwing Dez and leading him towards the outside when it should had led him inside. A huge missed opportunity for an easy touchdown that would have made the score Cowboys 17 - Saints 28.

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    PLAY 6
    : This play came after the rout was already on, but seems to be more indication that Romo just isn't seeing the field and is locking on to receivers before the play develops. The Cowboys need a first down on third down, you can see the first down marker at the top of the pic (black arrow). Dwayne Harris is wide open for a sure first down and Witten looks very open down the middle (yellow box). Instead, Romo goes to TWill (red box) who is actually pretty well covered.


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    Read More: http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2013/11/13/5100110/dallas-cowboys-tony-romos-decline-film-dont-lie
  2. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    Slump? you can go back to last season and see the same thing. His lack of consistent accuracy has climbed into his head, it's not going to leave.


    There are some solid QB's in the first 2 rounds of this draft, I don't think anyone can argue it's time.
  3. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    hey man you're preaching to the choir. i was catching heat on here for calling out this nonsense in preseason. that extension is going to do more harm than good. he doesn't look like a guy who deserved 100 million dollars.
  4. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    Yawn, same old nonsense, 6800 posts, 6700 of them Romo-obsessed. What a bore. Romo haters, don't forget to log in and mutually like each other's posts.

    Keep on trying to convince me that 3rd in TDs and 2nd in INTs is awful. It's amusing to watch.
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  5. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    That's because you're a true fan, nothing wrong with that.
  6. IrishAnto

    IrishAnto Well-Known Member

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    It's not awful, but you'd have to say it could/should be better.
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  7. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Do you at least acknowledge that his play has declined since Denver? That was the point of the article. He's slumping, not statistical awful overall for year.

    I can honestly say, this is about as consistently average as he has ever played in a Cowboy uniform outside of the occasional Bad Tony moments.

    I do not know if it is the supposed change in his throwing motion mentioned in preseason or he is simply pressing. But he is off his game.
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  8. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    Once again this seasons fate will fall on how well tony plays.
    IMO , he has slumped a bit in the last few games.
    Tony can and I think will play better .
    It's going to take tony going on a flacco-like run for us to make any kind of noise in the division and playoffs.
  9. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    The bye week needs to be devoted to what he's currently been missing. From the looks of things he appears to be locking onto the easier routes thinking moving the chains in smaller chunks is going to help the defense.
  10. lostar2009

    lostar2009 Active Member

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    This isn't Romo fault, if Dez runs the right route, the offense block better, the D play better , we had a better HC, we had a running game and if Romo could call his own play then we would won and he Romo career would not have been wasted.

    You see how many excuses Romo have ? At this point it kinda seem stupid . You can forget about what happens on Defense etc.. Romo need to handle one thing. That's the offense and since he has been given more " control or say so" the offense straight up sucks now.

    Guess what guys ??? Its not JG play calling and we still ditch the runs early on.. So in regards to this issue there seem to be only one constant left ... So if you can't put it together then truly you are blind... I feel bad for you.
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  11. popp1234

    popp1234 You will never outwork me, you talented bum! Zone Supporter

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    Well, with my 3000th post, I will just hijack this thread and say through the disagreements, debates, threats of bodily harm, insults, defamation of character, and informative posts, we still love the hell out of our favorite team (for me, the only team that matters) the Dallas Cowboys. We are obviously more devoted and emotionally invested than the average fan. Having said that, my Cowboys experience would not be the same without this message board, affectionally referred to as "The Zone". Thank you for giving me a medium to discuss my team and putting up with our occasional diatribes. Hijack over....Zoners.....proceed!
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  12. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    Last week the cowboys were running the ball great and i think that game was the worst passing performance in many categories for Romo this year. People keep saying a better running game will open up the pasisng game for this team. Someone posted last year that historically a better running game has not resulted in improved passing for romo and this past game seems to verify that.
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  13. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    I blame Romo when I think he is at fault, and defend him when I don't think he is.

    I, like many of you, only see what they show on TV and you wouldn't have seen this on TV.

    These two pics are very revealing in that guys are open and he is not seeing them.

    If it happened here in these two plays, how much more often is it happening and we don't see it?
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  14. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    I could point out several from that same game where he did not see open guys. I was so frustrated that I paused my TV several times in the game and pointed out the open receivers to a couple of friends who were watching the game with me. And I don't mean imaginary open, and I don't mean after the ball is out. He just flat isn't seeing things well and when he does he isn't throwing particularly well.
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  15. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    LOL, .. not a good combination.
  16. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    One example of "not throwing particularly well" was on a 3rd down throw to Witten Witten would have been short of the first down, but he was wide open (just a check down) and Romo throws it at his ankles and Witten awkwardly can't get down low enough to catch it and sort of swats it away while standing up. That inaccuracy didn't just start, it has been going on for several games now.
  17. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    That is what happens when you are being conservative. He is trying to avoid the mistakes that could be back breaking because he knows the defense cannot stop anyone. We are almost dead last in practically every category. We cannot force three and outs. Were it not for the turnovers it would be even worse.

    That said, he probably feels better being the gunslinger. I just do not think there is a right answer right now. Nothing looks harmonious.
  18. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    I think in the 2-3 times per game in which the play called is not garbage and actually works, the receivers actually get open and don't drop the ball, and the offensive line doesn't immediately get pushed back right up the middle... that no, he has not made a play.
  19. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    The examples above actually show pretty decent schematic plays, but he fails to execute the throw accurately. Why is Romo any more immune to accountability to execute than anyone else?

    Are Garrett and Callahan overwhelming the opposition with their offensive design and playcalling? No. But we have seen Romo come out and make throws he is missing now in his sleep.
  20. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member

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    I would say the gameplan since the Denver game has went MIA. He did have a bad game vs NO. His play was as bad as the play calling. Despite that, I know he'll bounce back vs NY.

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