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If Romo got injured would he get more respect?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by dcstands4, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    As a member of a message board, I can say this doesn't surprise me even in the slightest.

    As to the national perception comment, all the Superbowl win changes is the fact that people can no longer use the 'but he hasn't won a Superbowl' argument against the player in question. By definition, that takes one line of criticism off the board. The rest is business as usual a week or two into the subsequent season.
  2. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    I've been saying the same thing about if Romo got injured.

    No...he would not get any respect! The people that hate him are people that have no clue about how hard the QB positions is to play, and having someone like Romo is something they will not appreciate. All they can focus on is the LAST game in Washington! They don't appreciate that if not for Romo the Cowboys would not have been in that position at all with all the injuries that the team had.

    Now, if Romo would have won that game, the Cowboys would have got destroyed in the playoffs and Romo would get ridiculed even worse. IMO...Romo does not deserve to be the QB of the Cowboys, he would be better off with a team that appreciates him, not a team with a bunch of crybaby fans.
  3. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    No, he would not get any respect if he's injured. Nobody cares about the broken ribs, punctured lung, swollen hand, broken collarbone. Nobody cares.

    For Romo, the only respect he will get is if he leads the team to a Superbowl.
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  4. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    This, to me, is a really good post. Maybe the best post in this thread. It's all true, IMO, and there is no malice.

    The thing that I think most people don't get is that it's not a hate Romo thing in most cases. At least, I suspect that this is not the case. It's more of a right of passage thing. I think everybody here wants to see Romo take his place along side Roger and Troy as iconic QBs in the history of the franchise. But in order to do that, he has to win playoff games and championship games. That's just how it is. It's not a hate Tony Romo thing. It's what it takes to be elevated to the heights we all want to see him reach.

    Seriously, Tony is a good guy. Maybe one of the best people in Pro Sports. I want to see him succeed but he's got to step up and do it.
  5. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Excuses, excuses, excuses....when will you ever learn the Romo and Romo alone is the sole reason the Cowboys are what they are. Once he is gone, the team will magically win multiple SB's.
  6. percyhoward

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    People have been seeing Romo come through from the beginning. In 2006, we beat the Colts when they were 9-0, and had huge wins in December in New York and Atlanta when both of those teams had winning records and were fighting for the playoffs. We had to win at least two of those three games to make the playoffs, and we won all three. That's why the league took notice of Romo.

    And that was just 2006. We win must-win games with Romo on a yearly basis. That's why we're competitive.
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  7. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Those games don't count, it does not fit in with the hate. Only the last game in Washington should be considered.
  8. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    "Win or go home" games are the biggest games not "win and play next week" games.
  9. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Wrong, as usual. Every game is a win and play next week! How the hell do you think the Cowboys even get to play in a "win or go home game"? They do that by "win and play next week". smh
  10. Gameover

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    If he got hurt and had to miss games?

    No... he would get exposed then

    The Cowboys would average near 30 points w/o Romo

    It aint nothing like a qb who is capable of throwing receivers open!

    It aint nothing like a qb who has command of his huddle
  11. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    I speak from the heart and gut

    You do know the Cowboys averaged 31.5 ppg in 2010 w/o Tony Romo? with an garbage line
  12. CoCo

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    I suspect your are correct in some cases. But there certainly are many Cowboy fans who are definitive in their belief that Romo is a choker and an obstacle to the team getting to and winning in the playoffs. That is also the angle the novice-mediots (not all) play up.
  13. percyhoward

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    That's like saying "It's not the nine wins that are important, it's the ninth win." They are one and the same thing.
  14. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure we average that many points without Romo? If so, that is pretty insane. Old man Kitna averaged more points than Romo that year with the same garbage line?
  15. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    I looked it up, from weeks 10-16 that year with Kitna (Wade was fired after the week 9 debacle against GB) we scored 33, 35, 27, 38, 27, 33 and 26 for an average of 31.3 ppg.

    But in weeks 8, 9 and 17 we scored 17, 7 and 14. McGee was QB in week 17.

    Kitna didn't give a **** lol. He was all about airing it downfield that year.
  16. Eskimo

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    The real reason we got better scoring production is Garrett got them to execute plays better and block better by changing practice habits. Starting Felix also helped.

    The biggest difference was defeated Siberia scheme changed dramatically and resulted in 2-3 turnovers per game.

    Hopefully we'll see more of that this year with Kiffin.
  17. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    Yea, it's just too bad that Garrett hasn't gotten the same scoring production since.
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  18. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    That's a back handed compliment.

    Kitna had the ability to read the entire field and anticipate when recievers would be open.
  19. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I meant to say "lose and play next week" games.
  20. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Someone sleep through 2008 - 2012?

    I doubt there's been a QB who has the same number of broken bones over the past few years.

    There's a pretty simple reason why Dallas Cowboys fans see a lot of criticism of Dallas Cowboys players......they follow the team. More than that, when someone attacks a Dallas player it's taken as a personal attack a lot times.

    How many people here were chaffed that Ryan Fitzpatrick was crapped on in the media and then by his GM over a recorded phone call? Anyone here shed a tear for Mark Sanchez? I haven't read a single article about how Mark Sanchez sucks. I can't remember seeing one but I guarantee they exist. Then again, I don't care about Mark Sanchez and don't frequent a message board that posts every article about Mark Sanchez or the Jets.

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