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Former Bears GM Angelo rates Romo 15th best QB in 2013

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by perrykemp, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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  2. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Fair. I rank him slightly higher, but not much.
  3. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    Was surprised to see how critical he was of Cutler seeing as how that was Angelo's trademark move as Bears GM.
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  4. HappyOnions

    HappyOnions Datwin

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    As far as JUST THIS YEAR goes, I'd say he's around the 12/13 range...I can't put him as low as 15.
    1. Peyton
    2. Brady
    3. Rodgers
    4. Wilson
    5. Luck
    6. Foles
    7. Rivers
    8. Brees
    9. Cam
    10. Alex Smith
    11. Kaepernick
    12. Romo
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  5. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Lol. Wilson at 4. Get real. On that team, a dead man can be #4.
  6. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Only thing patently false is the instinct bit. Romo makes guys miss more than guys wayyy more athletic than himself and he does so from his blindside. That's instinct.

    Also have an issue with a GM grading players mental toughness as if he is in the huddle.
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  7. HappyOnions

    HappyOnions Datwin

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    The lack of respect for Wilson's ability is sickening.
  8. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Argue about the number all you want but his description of Romo's game is spot on
  9. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    In to be on page 1 of a 10 page Romo debate!
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  10. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    He is honest with himself.
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  11. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    And the lack of respect for the team he is playing on is even more.
  12. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder what it's called when a guy is able to play through a broken rib and punctured lung. Or a herniated disk. Or when he tries to re-enter a game right after breaking his collarbone.

    Because apparently those aren't signs of mental toughness. Must be called something else.
  13. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Those would be signs of physical toughness.
  14. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Am I reading the wrong list here?

    Edit: Ah, you're commenting on the post. I was gonna say.
  15. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    No way in hell is Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton better than Romo.

    If Romo had their defenses he'd be in everybody's top 5-6 QB's list.
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  16. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    So it doesn't take mental toughness to will yourself to fight through that pain? News to me.

    And apparently mental toughness has zero to do with coming up big in pressure situations since we all know Romo's the NFL leader in game-winning drives since 2011. I wonder what mental toughness actually is!
  17. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, please. Everybody knows football is a 1-on-1 sport.
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  18. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Or is that physical toughness?
  19. bbailey423

    bbailey423 Well-Known Member

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    It's both. They guy has $55M in guaranteed money....he could easily use those injuries as an excuse to come out of a game or miss a game. He could easily look at that defense and decide to take a week off. He has a new wife and newborn. He plays for an outfit that has proven over the past 18 years to be a 50/50 outfit....yet he presses on.....pushes himself....holds on to the belief that this week will be the week.....this year will be the year....etc. He has the most game winning drives in the NFL since 2011. He lives with the burden of being the QB of the Dallas Cowboys. He lives with the burden of knowing the team has no chance if he does not play at a high level. You tell me Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Kapernick have to live with that every week. Stick them behind center in Dallas and see if you think they are top 5 material. They have to make a few plays every game. Some with their arm...some with their legs. This offense is not designed to get people open. The throws are into tight windows with the defender often withing a few inches of the ball. It thrives with big arm accurate QBs...and big physical WRs that can win one on one battles. This is why Aikman and Irvin were perfect fits for this offense. This is why they had multiple different guys as the #2 option opposite Irvin...none of which were Pro Bowlers...yet Irvin still thrived.

    Here's to hoping the new playcaller also brings a new playbook. This offense was never the right offense for Romos skill set. For him to take the beating he has over the years...for him to not have the physical tools Aikman (big, tall, big arm)...and still put up massive numbers....shows how tough he is.....mentally AND physically.

    Romo is not the best QB in the NFL. But he has never been the problem in Dallas. You give me 53 guys with his ability, drive, and dedication....and we would have a lot more than 1 playoff victory over the past 18 years.
  20. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Flavor of the month.........
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