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Hill: Back surgery is affecting Romo’s deep passes

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  1. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Back surgery is affecting Romo’s deep passes
    Posted Tuesday, Aug. 05, 2014

    OXNARD, Calif. — According to Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys front office brass, the veteran is 100 percent recovered from December back surgery. Wilson said Romo has had problems throwing the deep ball since coming back to practice following back surgery.

    "It’s been OK. I think the deeper the ball goes down the field, it’s a little bit more inconsistent," Wilson said. "He’s thrown all the intermediates --- the fours and the seven routes and the deep outs – have been fine. It’s just the nine routes and the deep posts. Those things have been a little inconsistent. I think that’s all due to his back."

    Wilson believes Romo is not cutting it loose completely and is a little tentative when it comes to the deep ball. But Wilson is not overly concerned, partly because the Cowboys don't feature the go-route in the game plan as much anymore.

    Wilson says Romo will get better at throwing the deep ball with more rehab and as he gets more comfortable. "He can get the ball down the field," Wilson said. "That’s not an issue. As camp goes on, he’ll just get nothing but stronger and more confident in his throws."

    Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/0...ry-is-affecting-romos.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy
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  2. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    he's gotta work back into football stamina like them all. no worries.
  3. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Smokescreen. Make every one think Romo can't throw the deep-ball and then BAM! 50 yard bomb to the end zone.
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  4. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Not surprising about the deep throws. As I thought he had trouble last year too. I kept saying something was off, didn't look right.

    However, it takes some time to get back into shape, he will get there. I think they are taking the correct approach, don't overdo it. Still plenty of time.
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    So the sky ISN"T falling?
  6. iowast8rs

    iowast8rs Well-Known Member

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    Wait a minute, Tony had a deep ball?
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  7. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    He had a hard time throwing them last year as well. And it got to the point where he would misse Dez being open, a lot. Then he only started to throw them deep if the receiver was wide open on a busted coverage.



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  8. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    Shocking, same issue as last year. All though I would add he seems to have some minor issues throwing to his left as well.
  9. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Not surprised. Still unfortunate, however, as that greatly inhibits our offense.
  10. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    Yep, that's why you'd see him pull it down and scramble, waiting for more separation.
  11. Floaty

    Floaty Well-Known Member

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    That's what I was thinking.....He's really never threw anything over 50yrd in his entire career.
  12. CowboyGil

    CowboyGil Well-Known Member

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    Column fodder.....*Yawn*
  13. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    And this story was featured on NFL AM this morning, smh...
  14. brooksey1

    brooksey1 Well-Known Member

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    100% recovered is great news. Part of the deep ball is probably mental. He will be fine.
  15. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    Wonder why it is some cannot just accept this column as it is? A discussion on Romo's limits due to back surgery.

    Does that mean it will be like this always?

    Who knows. Perhaps not.

    But it was a problem last year after surgery. That doesn't mean it will be one this year. But the propensity for it to linger is higher now since both seasons he's had back surgery.

    This is a wait and see. Nothing in this article was a shot at Romo.

    Whistling by the graveyard is not needed here. Not yet, anyway.
  16. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    Romo is not throwing 50 yard bombs to anyone(even without the back problems)..
  17. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Although Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and quarterback Tony Romo insist that Romo is 100 percent recovered from offseason back surgery, Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson thinks there is something off with some of Romo's throws.

    Wilson said that Romo’s deep ball has been inconsistent during training camp, although he has been fine on the intermediate routes.

    "It's been OK. I think the deeper the ball goes down the field, it's a little bit more inconsistent," Wilson said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "It's just the nine routes and the deep posts. Those things have been a little inconsistent. I think that's all due to his back."



    http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/08/06/dallas-cowboys-tony-romo-deep-ball-back-surgery
  18. snapper

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    Agreed. Tony Romo's availability/success this year is a key topic of discussion given the precarious nature of back injuries. I, personally, would not read those articles, however; it makes no difference to me.
  19. 65fastback2plus2

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  20. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Nice, play along. "Of Course Romo is not throwing 50 yard bombs to anyone..." Wink, wink...;)

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