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Revisiting Romo's Late Game Stats

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by percyhoward, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. DanteEXT

    DanteEXT Well-Known Member

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    That is a a real had scratcher with Rodgers. You'd think he didn't have many opportunities but compared to Romo he really only has a handful less. I believe ( but can't say for sure) that last year was his first against a team that was 500 or better when they beat the Bears at the end of the season.
  2. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Rodgers is obviously incredible in so many ways, however, one of his greatest strengths -- his complete unwillingness to take chances with the ball - which leads to his very high QB rating and incidentally a lot of sacks (instead of putting the ball up for grabs or making low percentage passes), also factors heavily into why he has very few comebacks. When you are coming back you have to take more chances with the ball and I believe Aaron Rodgers has such an aversion to making low percentage passes he just can't make himself do it in comeback situations.

    Just a theory.
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  3. DanteEXT

    DanteEXT Well-Known Member

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    I would say that theory probably has a lot of merit. Not sure how one would either validate or disapprove it. I guess one could watch all 22 of packers games in those situations.
  4. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great bass players Staff Member

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    I don't know what's up with this teams starts. Some of it has to be Romo but I suspect its multifactoral. Have you looked at this? How much is game plan vs execution? Or is the answer yes?
  5. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great bass players Staff Member

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    Very good. That should be obvious to most but I just never thought of it that way. Of course I don't think about GB or Rodgers too often.
  6. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Well I know one thing. Both Tony and A-rod have smoking hot babes.

    And that's all that really matters.
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  7. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    Finally some sanity!
  8. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great bass players Staff Member

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    LOL. Superficial but vain. It's not all that matters but hot helps. :)
  9. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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    Actually, Rodgers' sack % goes down in late and close situations while his YPA goes up. But his TD% does drop considerably (7.0 to 5.8).

    Romo's TD% actually goes up from 4.8 to 5.6
  10. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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    Beats me but we seem to do better when we go away from the game plan.
  11. DejectedFan1996

    DejectedFan1996 Active Member

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    Haven't read through everything yet but I did feel the need to comment on this.

    In my opinion of course, I feel that those QB's, especially Rapist 2.0, have had the benefit of being carried into the playoffs by the defense, which then in turn, allows him an OPPORTUNITY to play great in said playoffs. In 2008, his defense was averaging 14.2 ppg. They beat Washington by two possessions that year and he was 5/17. Not too sure if we can find many games where Romo is 5/17 and the Cowboys win by two possessions but the point of my reply was that, Romo hasn't had the benefit of having a defense at least GET HIM to the playoffs where he can possibly play great whereas Flacco and Rapist 2.0 (and Eli) have. You could possibly make a case for 2009, but I'm not sure which QB may have been able to win with the way that line was playing against Minnesota.
  12. gbrittain

    gbrittain Well-Known Member

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    Where is Eli, Joe and Ben R when they do not have a defense to back them up? At home watching the playoffs just like Romo. This ain't that hard.
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  13. DanteEXT

    DanteEXT Well-Known Member

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    Romo didn't play very well in that Minnesota game...but it would be hard to find someone who did. Maybe the long snapper?
  14. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    I read them... thanks for reiterating your moronic "statistic." You don't understand the concept of sample sizes. You can't just pick and choose which games you want to look at and declare them the rule.

    Your "research" is the last 2 super bowls? Definition of small sample size. What a joke.

    If you think you can determine that winners and losers are determined on the better TD to turnover ratio based on the last 2 super bowls, you're dumber than I thought.

    No, you haven't. You've deflected and ignored. All based on looking 2-5 Super Bowls, and 7 games of Romo's 100+.

    Prove it then. What's the correlation to TD to turnover ration to winning... you haven't even shown the correlation for the 5 games you "researched." Do some work if you want o be taken seriously in a statistical debate.

    You didn't direct me to anything... you just said it's in the thread. That's bull****. There's nothing in the thread except for you trying to make excuses as to why you think the stats presented don't matter. This thread is 320 posts long. If you think you've presented something other than conclusory bull****, then point it out.
  15. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great bass players Staff Member

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    Yeah. I think we do better when we go to a more upbeat game but your observation is probably valid as well. That's pretty damning.
  16. DFWJC

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    I wonder if that was the best played game by a QB in NFL history in a losing effort.
    Staubach seemed to think so.
  17. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great bass players Staff Member

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    Only two QBs have passed for over 300 yds, thrown 4 TD passes and had a QB rating >140 and lost. Their names are Tony Romo and....Tony Romo. That's almost 80 games in NFL history and Romo has them both. The NYG loss 37-34 in 2011 and last year's DEN loss.
  18. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I almost mentioned that Giants game.
    Pretty amazing.
    It should highlight to some just how unique his situation had been at times...especially in recent years.
    Probably won't though.
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  19. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    What was the last pass romo threw last year
  20. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Pretty nice moment.
    And borderline heroic given the pain he was in.
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