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News: Freeman: Ten Point Stance: Finale vs. Skins could be Romo's watershed moment

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    By Mike Freeman | National NFL Insider

    There are any number of polarizing figures in sports today: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Tim Tebow, Michael Vick, Roger Goodell, the NHL commissioner who deserves to be punched in the face ... any number.

    But none of them, at least for the moment, have a chance to totally revamp their image in a single moment the way one polarizing figure does this weekend. That figure is Dallas quarterback Tony Romo.

    One game can change Romo's image of a pretty boy with the million dollar arm and nickel cranium into something better. Beat the Washington Redskins, the Cowboys make the playoffs, and his image can be transformed. Lose, and it stays the same. Lose, and that rep might get worse.

    This is how Romo is viewed now: as a soft player who can put up at times mind-boggling numbers during the regular season but at some point chokes. That choke job normally happens late in the year and usually in the biggest of games or moments. The fact the Cowboys with Romo as quarterback have been playoff-challenged and late-season gag champs isn't all on Romo. But much of it is.

    Read the rest: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/...inst-skins-could-be-watershed-moment-for-romo
  2. Illini88228

    Illini88228 Well-Known Member

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    Moronic opinion.
  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Freeman is a total Romo hater, so the article isn't as bad as it could've been.
  4. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member

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    These exact same arguments were written before the finale vs. the Eagles in 2009. And again before the playoff game vs. the Eagles a week later. "This one game can completely change his image." And he rose to the occasion. And of course nothing changed. Why? Because sportswriters are the laziest people on Earth.
  5. Illini88228

    Illini88228 Well-Known Member

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    I understand casual fans buying into the media narrative about Romo. But, if your job is to analyze NFL football, it is unacceptable to be that delusional.
  6. Dale

    Dale Forum Architect

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    Unfortunately for Romo, this game can only harm his national perception. No one will ever look back to his regular-season finale of the 2012 season as his watershed moment should we win, nor should they.
  7. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Even if we win this game, the national media will blitz Romo the moment we're tossed from the playoffs.

    Romo's ONLY saving grace will be to win a Super Bowl. There's no other way around it.
  8. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    just read what was posted here. After that, had no desire to follow the link to the rest of the article. moronic trash....
  9. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    soft player?

    :laugh2:

    I would like to see this guy go into work with broken ribs and a collapsed lung.
  10. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Possibly, but most will just say that the team around him stepped up so that he couldn't ruing it for them.

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