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Eagles Coach Chip Kelly compares Romo to Tom Brady

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  1. WPBCowboysFan

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    Eagles coach Chip Kelly compares Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo to Tom Brady
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    By Jon Machota
    jmachota@dallasnews.com
    11:44 pm on October 16, 2013 | Permalink

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    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) celebrates after scoring a touchdown on fourth down in a game against the New York Giants in the second half of NFL football action. (Vernon Bryant / DMN)

    IRVING – Get Jason Garrett talking about Tony Romo’s ability as a quarterback and the Dallas Cowboys head coach almost always praises Romo’s eyes.

    With Garrett being a former quarterback, he marvels at Romo’s knack for buying time in the pocket while also keeping his eyes down field. This often leads to Romo extending plays, which many consider to be his greatest strength.

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is so impressed with Romo’s movement in the pocket that he compared the Cowboys QB to one of the best to ever play the position.

    “He’s similar to Tom Brady in that fashion where they’re always moving, always just put themselves in the right position to make the throw at the right time,” Kelly said during his Wednesday press conference in Philadelphia. “When you watch him play the position, it’s impressive.”

    During Kelly’s conference call with Cowboys beat reporters Wednesday morning, the first-year coach also touched on how Romo extends plays.

    “He’s really good,” Kelly said. “I think he’s just got a great feel for the game. If you’re just a fan of quarterback play, you kind of sit there and get mesmerized watching him play the position. I think he does an unbelievable job of keeping plays alive. He’s just got such a great awareness in the pocket. I think it’s the instincts that he brings to the game.

    “Extremely accurate. Extremely quick release. Obviously, he’s got a total command of what they’re doing offensively. Seems to call a lot of things at the line of scrimmage. He’s as good as we’ll face.”

    Romo certainly is nowhere near the best athlete on the Cowboys roster. That honor would likely go to someone like Dez Bryant.

    But even a freak athlete like Bryant had a lot of praise for Romo’s athleticism when he was asked about the quarterback’s elusiveness.

    “He’s a playmaker, man,” Bryant said Monday. “He has playmaking ability. That’s an extra attribute to his pocket passing. A lot of quarterbacks can’t do the things that he can do. They’ll stay in the pocket and throw it away or get sacked. He shows that athleticism.”

    And that was probably best displayed during his lone touchdown throw Sunday night. Early in the third quarter, Romo stepped away from a near sack and moved to his right, giving rookie wide receiver Terrance Williams some extra time to create separation from the Washington defense.

    Romo’s feet weren’t completely set but he found a way to square up his shoulders and fire a pass before being hit. Had Romo waited a tenth of a second longer, he never would’ve been able to find Williams just inside the upper right corner of the end zone.

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  2. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    Well there is bulletin board material and then there is this.
    For the record I agree with most of it
  3. Doomsday101

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    I'm not big into trying to make comparisons but I will say there are not a lot of QB who can't escape pressure the way he does and make the big play down field. Romo clearly lacks speed to make the big runs like a Wilson in Seattle but he has a knack of getting away from pressure and finding the open man.
  4. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Kelly is smmmmmmmarrrrt!

    lol
  5. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Or, maybe he forgot that Romo has no rings . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  6. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Or maybe Kelly knows there is more to getting the ring than just the QB. :)
  7. dragon_mikal

    dragon_mikal Darth Jones strikes again! Zone Supporter

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    Romo is certainly one of the best in the league at extending the play and sometime turning nothing into something. It's this aspect of his game that makes him such a pleasure to watch.
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  8. dragon_mikal

    dragon_mikal Darth Jones strikes again! Zone Supporter

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    There are plenty of greats that never won a ring.
  9. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Hopefully Tony will give Chip the full Brady experience on Sunday. ;)
  10. rynochop

    rynochop Well-Known Member

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    No way, Eli has two so he's twice as good as Marino was.
  11. PA Cowboy Fan

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    Are there any that's only won one playoff game?
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  12. Doomsday101

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    52 other guys in NY got them too. It is almost comical when we see fans who equate a team accomplishment as a single man's victory
  13. DuceizBak

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    Romo is 33 , he likely has at the least four years left.
    He will win more than just one play-off game. trust me.
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  14. Doomsday101

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    Peyton has lost more playoff games than any other QB. Point is has Dallas as a team played good enough to win? Has the defense been great in any of those opportunities? has the OL played great? You go back to the post season losses we have suffered there is a lot of blame to go around.
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  15. PA Cowboy Fan

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    I hope so.
  16. dragon_mikal

    dragon_mikal Darth Jones strikes again! Zone Supporter

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    How many did Barry Sanders win?
  17. PA Cowboy Fan

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    Yea but he's also been to 2 SB's and won one. There's always enough blame to go around.
  18. Doomsday101

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    Of course because it is a team sport this is not golf or tennis the outcome is determined by many players and many factors. Dallas has a very good QB yes he has made mistakes but for anyone to claim it is due to Romo that we have failed to win really does not grasp the whole ultimate team sport that football truly is.
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  19. DFWJC

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    There is a common theme among all of the coaches and ex-QBs that have actually studied film on Romo; they all think he is very, very good.

    The greater the knowledge about the position and the more film study on him specifically, the greater the appreciation.
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  20. JerryJonesMustGo

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    Romo might not have the respect of the casual fan nor even of some Cowboys fans but he definitely has the respect of most who get paid off the game.
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