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Jerry wants Romo to work like Peyton.

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by zack, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. zack

    zack Well-Known Member

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    By Michael David Smith
    Apr 28, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT
    Jerry Jones wants Tony Romo to work like Peyton Manning

    Now that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has given quarterback Tony Romo a six-year, $108 million contract, Jones wants to see Romo make his entire life revolve around football.

    “Peyton Manning-type time on the job,” Jones said he wants Romo to work, via the Dallas Morning News.

    Jones said he and Cowboys coach Jason Garrett would love to see Romo spend the majority of his waking hours at the team facility.

    “If Tony, for instance, would be here Monday through Saturday . . . from seven in the morning to six o’clock at night all over this place then that’s better than the way it’s been,” Jones said. “We’ll have more success, and Jason believes that. It’s certainly at quarterback but he believes it at the other positions. Tony is going to have more time, more presence, not only in the offseason but when the season starts, beginning Monday, assuming we played Sundays. He’s going to have more time on the job. A part of what we agreed with was extra time on the job, beyond the norm.”


    Read more: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...-wants-tony-romo-to-work-like-peyton-manning/
  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Yikes. That'll leave a mark.
  3. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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  4. VThokie7

    VThokie7 Well-Known Member

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    saw this on twitter....

    RT @tom_orsborn: Heading back to San Antonio today wondering when Jerry Jones will start spending Jerry Reese-type time on his GM job.
  5. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    *sounds the horns for ufc, clove, gameover and juck*

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  6. skinsscalper

    skinsscalper Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand what's so "ouch" about it. It's basically saying "Look we want you to be an integral part of the game planning. We liked what we saw in the no huddle and we want you to contribute to the weekly process of conceiving the game plan rather than just executing it. That's going to require more of your time and it's important that we know that we can get that type of commitment from you before we knock out this contract. Are you in?"

    It's no secret that Manning is HEAVILY involved in the game planning and execution of the offense that he runs. Moreso probably than any other QB in the league. The article didn't say they wanted Aaron Rodgers level of commitment or Drew Brees. It said Peyton Manning. Arguably the hardest working QB in the business. The fact that they've asked Romo to be that heavily involved in the offense speaks volumes about what they think of him as an all around leader and football player. I don't see a single "ouch" in that situation at all.
  7. goshan

    goshan Active Member Zone Supporter

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    that would really annoy me if I were tony. Micro-managing my schedule.
  8. goshan

    goshan Active Member Zone Supporter

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    '

    The ouch is they are hinting that he hasn't worked hard enough and almost defining his work schedule for him. And he did it in a Public forum.
  9. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    I think the 110 million dollar contract will more than make up for Tony's hurt feelings, if there are any to begin with.
  10. skinsscalper

    skinsscalper Well-Known Member

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    Then they are misinterpreting the quote and the article. As I said, they didn't ask for and Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees type of commitment. They asked for the type of commitment given by the ONLY QB in the NFL that currently has that type of input in the gameplan's conception an execution.

    Oddly enough the OP failed to include this little snippet from the article:


    "That isn’t meant to imply that Romo hadn’t been appropriately dedicated in the past. The point is that Romo will have extraordinary responsibility in helping to create game plans in the future."

    Go figure.
  11. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    So it sounds like they want Romo to have a lot of say in the playcalling and want even more time spent to make it possible. What's the issue? :confused:
  12. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    The part when he says "then that’s better than the way it’s been".

    Plus it's not good to compare qbs like that. That's like comparing your wife to your friend's wife. no-no. This will be all over ESPN by Monday.
  13. DallasDW00ds0n

    DallasDW00ds0n Well-Known Member

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    I thought he would already be doing this.

    for 100 mil, Id assume most people would do that if asked.
  14. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    So did I.

    I question a lot of things about Romo, work ethic isn't one of them.
  15. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Fair point, as well.
  16. jamesdojr

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    Agree. This is not a criticism of romo. It's a compliment.. They want him around more, giving more input and having more say so in the offense because they think his increased involvement will lead to more wins.

    I really do hope to see more no-huddle. Every time we used it last year we moved the ball up and down the field like with ease. Defenses looked completely off balance and clueless how to stop it. I remember the game they decided to let Romo cal the offense, no huddle... I never understood why we stopped seeing it after that... Romo was spectacular.

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  17. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    Not quite. The OP left out this quote...

    “A part of what we agreed with was extra time on the job, beyond the norm. That doesn’t mean that he didn’t have a lot of time on the job, but extra time on the job, Peyton Manning-type time on the job.”
  18. skinsscalper

    skinsscalper Well-Known Member

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    Then exactly who is that an indictment of Garrett or Romo. Read my post above that was curiously absent in the OP.
  19. BigD_95

    BigD_95 Member

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    If Im Romo I would tell Jerry to kiss my a$$.

    His family is more important then a game.
  20. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Good, he should, because right now what he's doing isn't working at all.

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