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Pistol Tony

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Pokes12, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Pokes12

    Pokes12 Active Member

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    Why can't we incorporate parts of the pistol offense with Tony Romo? He is athletic and smart enough and has as good or better arm than all the other Pistol Offense QBs.
    Tony has great escapability and he is fast enough to run foe positive yardage.
    Let's not let the NFL run away from us! :laugh2:
  2. CaptainMorgan

    CaptainMorgan Well-Known Member

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  3. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Why would we want to? I want more screen passes, and better run blocking from the running game, not a gimmick that will fade fast.
  4. Richmond Cowboy

    Richmond Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Amani Toomer suggested this on Sirius yesterday.
  5. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

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    The pistol is not going anywhere. It gives teams in 3 wides at least a chance at a downhill run game. You don't need a mobile qb to run it either. I would much rather see that than pure shotgun 3 wides on 2 and 10.
  6. zack

    zack Well-Known Member

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    This is what I dream of having next season. "Balance"

  7. jday

    jday Well-Known Member

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    You need only look at the careers and injury issues of other such pistol quarterbacks for your answer. RGIII may never be the same as a result and the Skins will likely have to completely switch up their offensive strategy back to a more pro style offense.
  8. Nunez21

    Nunez21 Active Member

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    I think someone already pointed out all his injuries came while in the pocket

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know this to be conclusive. I mean, it might be but the last I heard, there was a lot of questions around when RGIII actually sustained his injury.
  10. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member

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    .........I'd prefer elements of the WCO, that fit the personnel of Murray, WR's and Hanna (speed to create mismatch's)......
  11. cwbyfan72

    cwbyfan72 Active Member

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    why don't we just run the wildcat while we're at it?:banghead:
  12. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    Ummm...because he's fragile. Ever watched him get up from a hit? If he weren't so mobile, he'd never make it through a game. No way we want him taking additional hits.
  13. dadymat

    dadymat I'm kind of a Big Deal

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    after all the abuse Tony has been forced to endure his career, we want put this on him,,,,he doesnt deserve it, he takes enough hits...
  14. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Romo is elusive (by necessity) not a runner. How many broken bones do you want him to have?
  15. Tezz

    Tezz Active Member

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    The Pistol is just a formation that any team could use whether you have a running QB or not such as the Bills or Lions, I'm guessing you're referring to the read option...
  16. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    What's the name of that rib joint? Tony Roma's? Because they will be serving Romo's ribs if we try that!

    Did you not see the fleet of foot, world class sprinter, get a major concussion and blow out his knee running this with the big boys????
  17. cannonball44

    cannonball44 Stephen Peterman's Campaign Manager

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    LOL all of this.

    man these threads have become laughable lately... but at least its quality comedy.
  18. Mooney

    Mooney New Member

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    another gimmick that will fade fast.
  19. jday

    jday Well-Known Member

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    The point remains. The QB is the most important position on offense and therefore should be protected, even if it means having better offensive production in the long run. Period.
  20. Crash Override

    Crash Override Member

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    Pistol formation =/= zone read.

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