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Have we been too hard on Romo? Maybe just a little?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Arkyvarminter, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Arkyvarminter

    Arkyvarminter Well-Known Member

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    Everyone already knows this but this years playoffs just reinforced what we already knew and that is the fact that without a great O line you really don't give your QB much of a chance. Last night the great Peyton Manning got a chance to see what Romo see's week in and week out. I think Romo is just about done and looking back think maybe I may have misjudged him a little. He's played behind crap his entire career and relied on his legs to buy time. He's been hit so much that his body is breaking down. This is not a Pro Romo thread either. I have never been real big on him but after seeing some great QB's who regularly play in a clean pocket go down in flames, I thought about Romo and his leaky front. Just thinking out loud and not trying to start another Romo debate.....
  2. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I have to say, I was actually pleasantly surprised that Romo didn't take more heat around here last season. I'm sure he'll get worked back into the Jerry-Jason-Tony offseason rotation here again in a few months, but, for the most part, people kept the quality of our QB play more or less in perspective this season in favor of bashing the head coach.
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  3. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I haven't been too hard on Romo. Probably because I do not blame him at all for the state of the Dallas Cowboys.

    He's the convenient fall guy for fans. Jerry's patsy. If you really follow this team and have any sort of clue you know Romo has been the least of our worries.

    Now his back and his contract going forward could be huge issues, but not the way he's played up to this point.
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  4. Arkyvarminter

    Arkyvarminter Well-Known Member

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    I think I blamed Romo more than I should have and didn't blame his line more. Last night proves that relentless pressure screws up the best.....
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  5. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    You obviously haven't paid attention to threads where I'm being ganged up on.
  6. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Romo is the least of the worries. Dave Campo could coach a Romo QB team to 8-8.
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  7. Arkyvarminter

    Arkyvarminter Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I have seen them. I just kind of rode the fence. I think Romo is done though but that is another thread in itself......
  8. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Somebody said this last week but it's worth repeating.

    The difference between Campo's three 5-11 years and Garretts three 8-8 years is Tony Romo.
  9. DoctorChicken

    DoctorChicken Well-Known Member

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    Hell yes. What could Romo if he was on Seattle's squad right now?
  10. Blackspider214

    Blackspider214 Well-Known Member

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    He's definitely one of the worries. Chalk up another back surgery to a mid 30s QB who looked way off last season in accuracy and velocity.

    The QB position for the future needs to be addressed soon because he's not it.
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  11. Blackspider214

    Blackspider214 Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure Seattle would much rather have Wilson. Wilson has 0 picks this postseason. He does not force the ball like Romo does.

    Romo finds a way to lose both the Saints and Niners games because that's what he does.

    Romo had a great team around him in 2007. The most complete team we have had since the 90s and that led to nothing.

    But keep the excuse train flowing.
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  12. bbailey423

    bbailey423 Well-Known Member

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    I have to chime in. I don't want to get into a shouting match about your football IQ. But Romo cannot win a game by 35 points against a quality opponent like Denver throwing for 200 yards. In case you missed it...earlier this year he threw for over 500 yards...5 TDs...had ONE...ONE mistake all day. And all everyone talked about was his inability to make the BIG play. Comical. Score 48 points, defense give up 50 points...and people complain that you SHOULD score 51 points. SMH. Only in Dallas
  13. DoctorChicken

    DoctorChicken Well-Known Member

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    Give Romo a defense and run game like Seattle's, and Romo isn't going to force nearly as many throws because he wouldn't have to, because he most likely wouldn't be behind.

    If Wilson throws an INT, his defense just bails him out. I wish the same could be said about Romo's defense.
  14. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Romo plays a seahawks caliber defense week in and week out?
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  15. guag

    guag Right Kind of Guy

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    I always have and always will believe that the two biggest positions in football (or sets of positions) are without a doubt offensive line and defensive line. It all starts and ends there. If you don't have good play from one (or both!) of these units, you are going nowhere fast.
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  16. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    When tony is done you will be joined by others in this line of thinking. I might add not only a crap line but more so a crap defense
  17. Arkyvarminter

    Arkyvarminter Well-Known Member

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    If Dallas would have been in that game last night, Romo would have been in a body bag by the end of the first Quarter..
  18. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Romo is forced to take chances because he's had garbage for a defense backing him up his entire career. Wilson has no need to take similar chances.
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  19. Blackspider214

    Blackspider214 Well-Known Member

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    Ummmm ok?? You are kind of proving my point for me. How many times has he made that late game mistake? Packers this season. Redskins last year. Jets 2011. Lioins 2011. Broncos this season. He's had plenty just in the last couple of years.

    Wilson had no room for error against the Niners. And he never made the mistake. Romo finds a way to make those mistakes. Year in and year out.
  20. Blackspider214

    Blackspider214 Well-Known Member

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    False. Romo is a gunslinger. That's who he is. He idolized Favre and he was also one. Although Favre had more talent.

    Again, Romo had pretty good defenses early in his career and he never did anything with those. You saying the 2007 defense was garbage? Sure ok. Whatever excuses you need to make.

    This whole Romo if he had this or that would be great. The most tired argument in football today.

    Go back and look at the Redskins game in 2012 with the playoffs on the line. Defense played lights out the entire game. What did he do? Turnover machine.
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