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Concerned about Romo

Discussion in 'Rant Zone' started by tupperware, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Not every argument is good enough to merit a response. When both the statistics, and the play on the field say you're clearly wrong and just making something up, it's not really necessary to say more than 'you're just making stuff up.' I wouldn't have researched a reply, either, fwiw.
  2. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

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    Are there a lot of teams that go out there and give you the deep ball? I assume not. Yet there are still deep balls completed in the NFL. Except by the Cowboys.
  3. Dodger

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    I would bet money that if the Cowboys had turned two of the first three turnovers into TDs last night, no one would be criticizing Romo today. Bogging down in or near the redzone is the real problem of this team....yet again.
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  4. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    I wouldn't expect you to.
  5. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Benched

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    It's elementary: when you can't run the ball the defense doesn't have to play 7 or 8 in the box and instead can only concern themselves with the pass play.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Great. As long as we understand each other. :)
  7. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Benched

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    Not even remotely true.
  8. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I just hope he's OK on Sunday. He was not looking good after the game.
  9. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Bogging down in the redzone is always a problem and it doesn't matter which WR's we have or which RB's we have or if Romo has more time to throw etc. It's the same problems year in and year out. Either the play calling is bad or Romo simply isn't getting it done.
  10. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    i thought that maybe the game plan was to play conservative on offense for the first half taking the underneath stuff and running the ball. That is the way it looked to me, and i was beleiving they were doing that to set up a big second half were they would let romo loose to throw some seam routes and deeper passes. However after the injury to romo they may have changed their minds - of course we wont know for sure and this is pure speculation on my part.
  11. Dodger

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    I prefer to say the team isn't getting it done, but either way, this is the one thing that I was hoping to see changes with this season. It's still early, and I'm not going to be too critical after one game, but I have to admit that I don't like what I'm seeing so far. Bottom line, this team has to cash in in the redzone if they want to go anywhere this year.
  12. aikemirv

    aikemirv Well-Known Member

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    Totally wrong on all accounts. Romo's career YPA is as good as any QB in the league. Last night was an abberation. You are absolutelycompletely and totally off base. Romo has made so many big play 3rd down conversions it is incomprehensible you would spew that garbage!
  13. Stinger_Splash

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    His passes were erratic all game long. Even on the 2pt conversion throw, it was thrown too much on the inside instead of Dez's back shoulder. The throw to Harris was too low to the ground and it prevented what should have been a TD. These were only a few of many bad throws by Romo.

    Romo still targets Witten entirely too much instead of relying on his big time receivers in Dez and Miles Austin. Sure Austin did well in the first half, but he was not targeted that much in the second half.

    Lastly, I'm sick of Romo trying to have the perfect play called every single down by his dumb audibles. The play clock was a problem all night long and the pace of the offense was stagnant. I expect better from our 100 million dollar QB.
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  14. Doomsday101

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    The play clock was a problem all night long? LOL We must not have watched the same game.
  15. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, you can call it what you want but I have noticed over the years as the chess pieces move around at WR/RB/Oline(Who we love to blame) we still have the same issues. There are a few common denominators here that are troubling. Sure, it is just one game but did we not have a ton of games the last few years that our offense acted the same way? Old dogs and new tricks.. they don't go well together.
  16. ufcrules1

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    One thing I am tired of is on 3rd down us throwing in front of the sticks. What the hell is the deal with that? We had one play where it was 3rd and 7 and Romo throws a 2 yard pass to Witten. Then we had the Dez play, and there were a few others like that in the game as well. Throw the ball past the sticks man!
  17. onlyonenow

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    YAWN.
  18. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great guitarists Staff Member

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    Romo's career YPC is about 8. Last night was 5.4. So he doesn't dink and dunk all the time.
  19. Dodger

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    A good running game would help in the redzone. I think that's been part of the issue in recent years. The thing I see about assigning blame to Romo is that's all I see...he didn't get it done. How, exactly, did this happen? What can we point to to say "there's the problem" other than saying it's Romo and leaving it at that? I'm open to suggestions about where Romo can improve in the redzone, but so far all I've seen over the years is criticism directed his way without seeing much supporting evidence. What could Romo have done differently last night in the redzone on those early turnovers to achieve better results? I'm not trying to be a jerk here. I'd actually like to know your thoughts.
  20. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    It's quite honestly hard to pinpoint what the exact problem is.. sometimes throwing a pass short of the first down marker.. it's 3rd and 7 and he throws a 3 yard pass to Witten. I have seen that a million times, Witten is his security blanket so sometimes he throws to him when it's not rational. Or not throwing accurate passes. There were a few times last night where I thought to myself.. "Who is he throwing the ball to?" Maybe stay away from passing to a rookie inside the redzone early in the season? It's hard to put a finger on it but something is for sure wrong and he is one of the constants around here over the years.

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