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Twitter: Machota: Romo changed play on 3rd and goal play; Dez didn't know

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    10 of 12....83%. or 10 of 17 for 59%....better odds than that screen
  2. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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    Better odds than anything else in the playbook, basically.
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  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    That better not be the reason. That is VERY weak.
  4. Ender

    Ender Well-Known Member

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    I dont see it that way..... but i respect you comment...
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  5. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Off topic...your baby is adorable. Ok that's all!
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  6. Ender

    Ender Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, he's a year older now. That was last seasons opener and i love that picture...
  7. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    What a cutie. I smiled when I saw that sweet face.
  8. superonyx

    superonyx Well-Known Member

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    I find It amusing how so many people are blaming Romo for not calling the fade to Dez when we have no way of knowing if that was even an audible option out of that formation. Let's stop acting like he has the entire playbook at his disposal when he walks to the line. Most likely the fade wasn't even an option.

    Now it should have been called from the beginning.

    We as fans can't really know what was called and what options are available to Romo.
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  9. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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    Williams has already stated the screen to him was an audible, original play was Dez
  10. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    We played it safe... actually, it makes perfect sense. Romo is #1 in the NFL in comp. percentage and completions, has thrown only 1 pick in 91 attempts, but is near the bottom in yards per attempt (dink and dunk). We've been in both games at the end but it's been tough on our stomachs.

    Another team with a similarly miserable running attack so far, is the Giants. Eli is throwing downfield and often, with 5 TDs but 7 INTs as well. The Giants are 0-2 and have faced big deficits in both games.

    Romo haters have gotten the game manager they cried about for years, but alas they are not the most keen bunch, and God bless 'em they haven't even noticed they're so accustomed to complaining.
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  11. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    As I said earlier, I really hated that play.
    But Mochata do has no idea if that was a checkdown. I actually think the mistake was that Romo stuck with the play that was called when the obvious change would be to go to Dez.
  12. Zman5

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    You must be joking. If Romo had no problem handing off the ball to Barber when Barber was a good RB, I'm sure Romo would have no problem handing off the ball to Emmitt.
  13. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant comment. You take the player mistakes away and the strategy has us 2-0
  14. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    Another thing about this offense is, once something works, we don't keep running it. If something is working, keep doing it unlike the opposing defense can stop it. Instead, we stop it ourselves. JG did this all the time last year. Murray would rip 5 yards, 3 plays in a row, then we run some crazy play with Austin lining up as a RB and lose 7 yards.

    Dez was killing Flowers. We should have kept throwing to Dez until they could stop it.
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  15. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    I call bs on this for a couple of reasons most QBs and especially someone as experienced as Romo has the power to call hot routes when they see favorable coverage and we've seen him do it so many times it's ignorant to think he didn't have the power to do it here.
    He changes the plays more then anyone not named manning yet this is the one time he wasn't allowed to do it but the rest of the game and season it's ok?
    Its crystal clear to anyone watching that he changed the play there cause he didn't even bother letting Dez know what it was, he didn't even look his way as he was changing it
  16. unsportsmanlikeconduct

    unsportsmanlikeconduct Active Member

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    Do people even read a thread before replying? It has been quoted, in this thread, by T. Williams that Romo audibled into the screen. A check down is when a QB "checks down" to a RB or TE because all the receivers are covered so I don't know what you meant by checkdown.
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  17. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Why? It was all his fault. It has been confirmed... that is why everyone is blaming him.
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  18. bigdnlaca

    bigdnlaca Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if that screen pass was designed to gain more yards than it did so they can go for it on 4th down. Maybe that is why Romo didn't go to Dez for the fade or back shoulder throw
  19. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    ha. Sooner or later you and I were going to agree on something. :)
  20. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    It may have taken a few years.. but it happened! I will take it.

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