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News: ESPN: Tony Romo to undergo MRI on back

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by ScipioCowboy, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Anybody that thinks Aikman was just an average passer never saw him play. This guy would have destroyed today's league with the way DBs now have to play. Brady sits all day in the pocket. Aikman in that pocket would be, with his accuracy, an unstoppable force.
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  2. Cowboyz88

    Cowboyz88 Well-Known Member

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    Young fans can't really do anything but look at stats and make their assumptions.

    If the Cowboys didn't have Emmitt, and had to rely upon nothing but the incredible OL and Aikman's arm, he would have put up INCREDIBLE numbers, but the team success might not have been there.

    That said, I'm glad it worked out the way it did, but the youngins' who compare Romo's stats to Aikman's stats have no idea how special Aikman was.
  3. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    And Romo looks goofy as hell. Aikman just breathed QB even in looks. He'd get a chick like Romo's wife while working at Mcdonalds, while Romo got her because he was QB of the Dallas Cowboys.
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  4. Plankton

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    My favorite story about Aikman is about how he William Tell'd a water bottle off of Mark Tuinei's head from 20 yards out in the locker room area at Valley Ranch.

    With how QB's are protected now, Aikman would be terrific.
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  5. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    Romo and his back have been the subject of speculation all year. His deep passes have been consistently short and people have speculated that maybe his back was still an issue. Tony and the team have been denying it all year, but I don't think him tripping over his own foot caused a back injury. I think it was already there and the odd twist that came with the tripping aggravated it. We all saw him grab at his leg, and saw him limping, but personal experience says the back is a likely culprit. A couple years ago, I had a back issue and had no pain in my back, but the pain I felt in my leg was pretty bad. The specialist I saw said he could make it quit hurting with a steroid shot but that would only be a temporary fix. Back surgery can be scary, but it fixed me completely. Tony doesn't have time for back surgery, but if the MRI shows a return to the field carries a chance of more severe injury occurring, he needs to call it a season. I have criticized Romo for saying, "it's just a game," but that was not a serious health matter. You only get one spinal cord, he needs to be careful.
  6. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    Posts #61-64 were all winning posts.
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  7. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 Ace Deuce Zone Supporter

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    somebody thinks troy was an average QB? Who we gotta fight? Let me know!

    Now Steve Pelluer… that was an average QB!:D
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  8. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    He was such a leader, he NEVER compromised stats for winning, even while winning he didn't care to boost his stats. The job was done, it was done. QBs like Manning and Brady, while great, seem to play for stats as well.
  9. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Romo is tough and a competitor, but Troy has the edge in toughness. That guy took numerous hits in a tougher era. He stood in the pocket and took the hit as long as he could get a pass off. I wonder how Romo would have held up then :confused:
  10. Plankton

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    Sciatica can cause leg pain like this. Makes me wonder if he has a disc issue.

    As someone who gets it down both legs at times, it's no joke. For a QB who relies on his legs to be his most effective, it must be a lot worse.
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  11. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 Ace Deuce Zone Supporter

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    I think Troy's chin scar would open back up every sunday.
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  12. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Troy Aikman had to face Jerome Williams, Reggie Williams and Clyde Simmons on one defensive front. Anybody that thinks Romo is tough, when he's never stared directly into the face of these men, has only heard stories of the past.
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  13. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 Ace Deuce Zone Supporter

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    11 sacks… ugly. But he got back up and was better for it…
    RIP Jerome Brown & Reggie White.
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  14. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Yep man and definitely RIP. Sometimes I wonder how that death changed the picture of the Eagles. That defense was looking like a once in a lifetime type deal upfront, right before his death. I'm not sure they would have beaten the Cowboys as they grew, primarily cause they didn't have the offensive talent to match us. But they would have been a real force for us, probably more than the Niners.
  15. RonSpringsdaman20

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    I think Randell didn't have "IT" and that hurt the Eagles. Buddy didn't care enough about O…. and Ty Detmer and Ray Rhodes weren't as talented as the former.

    on a side note.. Buddy cared enough for CC to cut him… Changed his life and career…
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  16. cowboyvic

    cowboyvic It's Stuck

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    Mo needs to get his butt back and play in this game. we need him and Lee to play in this game. no excuses if we lose this game. we have to win.
  17. Bleu Star

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    Yes. Aikman was the man. End of story.
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  18. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Yep... I was just thinking about it. Randall was a great regular season guy, but couldn't cut it in the playoffs. And Buddy Ryan probably would have self-imploded somewhere down the line. It was the Buddy Ryan years that were a scare defensively.
  19. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    We are going to ride this out together.
  20. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    Mo is significantly more talented than anyone in our secondary. Yes he helps.

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