Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by GimmeTheBall!, Nov 11, 2013.
His arm looks dead. No zip.
Maybe you should reread my post and then think on it.
I am suggesting he is using more caution now.
But having Romo call all the plays ignores a huge issue that comes up from doing so.
The packages required for him to call anything but what is on the field will have to be shuttled into the game at that precise moment. So since he doesn't have a microphone in his helmet he will have to use hand signals or run to the sidelines to allow the correct personnel package to come on the field.
They can hardly get a play off in time now.
You missed the point of my comments and it appears you think I was taking a shot at him.
Correct me if I am wrong.
I believe you mean - the grammar police...
My opinion of him can't really change. Nothing he does now can change that he has had some brilliant seasons in his prime in Dallas.
But I am getting worried. I'm worried that he is completely missing a wide open Dez by 5 yards on a deep throw only to skip passes into the feet of James Hannah on a 3 yard out the next play. He had surgery for a "back cyst" this offseason and who knows what that actually was about considering that Jay Ratliff had a "hamstring tweak" that turned out to be torn muscle. We are 2/3rds of the way through the season and Romo is looking very average at QB, he's looking like Matt Schaub this season really.
This is my opinion of Romo: a great guy. an amazing athlete. makes something out of nothing, and nothing out of something with equal ease. But, just one of 53 players on the team called the Dallas Cowboys.
He is NOT afraid to lose.
He is NOT embarrassed when his team is blown out.
He is NOT angry when players do not perform up to expectations.
Football to him is a fun way to make a great living. If the team loses, so what? It's great if they win, but if not, there will be another game or another season. Do any of these sound familiar?: "we will learn from it and go forward," "we will do better at that next time," "it's a long season," "we just have to take it one game at a time," "you can't get too high with the wins, or too low with the losses," "we have to execute better," "IT'S JUST A GAME."
Whether he wants to be or not, he is the leader of this team. Just like any established QB is always the leader. If he is "ho-hum" with mediocrity, so are the rest of the players on the team.
He has the physical ability to be as good as Staubach or Aikman. He lacks their competitiveness. Staubach regularly challenged Bob Hayes to foot races. He never won, but he hated losing so much, he always wanted to try again. Aikman was the Oklahoma state TYPING champion in high school. That is not a tribute to his finger dexterity, it is a tribute to the fact that he hated to lose at anything. Can you imagine Staubach or Aikman joking on the sidelines while their teams are being blown out?
I have always been a Romo supporter, but he needs to stop accepting mediocrity from the rest of the team. I do not believe he has the competitiveness to LEAD this TEAM to anything other than mediocrity.
Stats are for losers. You have had plenty of time. Spare me the sound bites, show me the Lombardi Trophy or shut the ***** up and get out of here.
Correct. people just don't like to hear it, but NFL head coaches and QB's are measured by one thing: How many rings do you have? If Marino ever won a ring he would probably be at the top- mainly because of his insane numbers he put up. But, most people don't rank him with Montana and Brady- because he never got a ring. Dan Fouts put up sick numbers long before the league was so pass happy. How many times does he get mentioned with the best QB's of all time? You want credit as a head coach or a QB? Go win a ring. No excuses. Nothing about lack of a running game, or a bad defense, or being unlucky. Go win a ring. As the old saying goes....Don't tell me about the pain, just show me the baby.
Romo looks like he is already in his off-season program.
A super bowl will make me change my mind about him. Unfortunately, that will NEVER happen, so no. I still think our Super Bowl QB is in High School somewhere.
I hope he's not that far away. That's a long time to wait for a qb. Could be worse, The next Dallas qb to win a Super Bowl could just now be learning to throw a football. Scary thought.
I have always preferred the prototype QB with the big arm to Romo. It's why when the discussion about Stafford vs Romo came up a few weeks ago, I said I'd trade for Stafford in a heart beat. There are certain throws Romo just cannot make it, throws that show you exactly why he why he went undrafted. That laser Stafford threw over Scandrick in the final seconds of that game is a throw Romo cannot consistently make. His arm strength is becoming more and more of a concern and what I don't like is how he spends a lot of his offseason playing indoor soccer with Ben and Skin and playing golf in California. If Romo wanted to get rid of the pudge and double chin and get his core and arm stronger he could do it in one offseason with my training. Aikman at age 40 was more chiseled then this guy was in his prime. For the life of me I don't know why he doesn't realize that the older he gets the more he needs to focus on his body and the time to do that is the offseason, get your BF% down Romo you look like a slob out there this year. He looks weak, frail, and scared of contact this year. The fake back injury excuse is baloney. Ben and Skin, two radio hosts in Dallas that are very close to Romo OFF THE FIELD, about 3 weeks ago confirmed thru sources close to Romo that he is NOT INJURED, so PLEASE stop with that lame duck excuse. It's my belief that Romo doesn't play well under pressure and that the contract he signed this offseason is another layer of pressure that is crushing Romo right now. I've been one of the few on this site that has been calling Romo out since preseason, where other than one game he looked off. A guy who is taking up 20% of our CAP should not be throwing this many balls off target. He's missing balls deep (neutralizing Dez who can up and get a ball), he's throwing short passes at the feet of our tight ends, and he's flinching at every hint of pressure coming his way. I have no clue what's up with him, but I do know it's on him, not a fake injury excuse. If his skills are deteriorating, that's a shame b/c that would mean another terrible contract to add to Jerry's collection and that the next 3-4 years are going to be tough around here. Let's all just hope it's the archaic offense he's running that the league knows like the back of their hand and all of these problems will solve itself once Opie is gone.
Zordon..Do you think that considering the state of the team right now, that there is a chance that it falls apart? And this season just snowballs out of control?
Im till waiting for the part where Im wrong... But please continue to meddle...
No I don't think it will snowball. That's not how the Cowboys work. The Cowboys will find a way to tease each and every one of us to the bitter end. They will ruin their draft position in the process then inevitably let us down in the final week.
Honestly, I need to see how the Giants play vs. GB. If they play inspired football and look like they've gotten their mojo back, we're in trouble in 2 weeks. Same goes with Philly, they have 3 straight winnable home games then a road game vs the Vikings. I can easily see them going 3-1 if they can figure out their home issues. If they do that they can jump us as well.
Pretty much what a lot of us have been saying about Romo all along. I don;t think anybody wants to see the guy play poorly, but he has. This season in particular.
Does anyone have the line stats? I know that is always a point of contention. I know that Romo has personally gotten himself into quite a bit of pressure this season by rolling and/or stepping right into someone when there really wasn't a whole lot or pressure to begin with. He did is twice in the Saints game when it led to sacks.
As usual, clueless Madden playing fans show they have no idea what they are watching compared to people who actually do.
And name the last time you ever saw an opposing coach snicker at the other team's QB publicly.
All I can say is that how the Saints played defense the other night showed very little fear of Romo, his command of the offense or his abilities.
They dared him to beat them and he played about as poorly he has played in quite some time.
Take away the Denver game and Romo has looked very average this year, missing a few deep balls is not a huge deal but he's missing them more then hitting them now. His arm looks dead and he plays like a QB afraid of getting hit checking down well before his WRs get out of their breaks even on plays where the protection is good.
He looks about as tired as I have ever seen him since the Denver game. Very skittish and he hardly looks like a QB in his seventh year of an offensive system he should be able to run himself right now. There is no comfort like Brady and Manning have. And do not blame the OL exclusively. He has not taken his game to the intellectual level it should be at.
There is a reason why it seems we are always reading about how he is reinventing himself every year.
It was one game. And Payton knows more about football than you and I could ever dream. It wasn't a throwaway comment, he explained himself. Go sit back down on the couch and fire up Madden. You're done here.
He actually did not "explain" himself. He said the exact nice things people have said about Romo for years.
He even qualified his statements saying he has watched three games. He could have just Denver, Rams and Vikings for all we know. Then he talks about escape ability and his quick release. Things that have been said about him since he first started. And he had better be "comfortable" in the system. He has been in the same one for seven years.