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Featured Romo: All 22 Breakdown

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Ntegrase96, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    I'll give you a stat. The Cowboys defense is ranked last in the league in multiple categories. They're on pace to set NFL records (and already have) in defensive futility. Romo doesn't play defense.
  2. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    His comp% is actually way down since the DEN game.

    And against KC it seemed like he was numb from the shot or in pain because the shot wore off toward the end of the game. He bounced back well against STL, made some nice throws against SD in an all around solid performance, and of course was phenomenal in against the Broncos.
  3. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Going 10-24 for only 128 yards and 0 for 9 on 3rd down didn't help the defense. Offensive futility put the defense right back on the field and some of the blame for that has to fall on Romo who clearly didn't play well.
  4. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    I thought you said we'd win more games if Romo didn't turn the ball over as much, at least that's what you said for the "win or go home" games. Should be the same for non "win or go home" games, correct?

    Romo's Stats in Losses this year - 106/169 1384 YDS 12 TDS / 1 INT 109.7 QBRat / 8.19 Y/A
    That darn Romo! If he had not thrown that 1 INT then we'd be 5-0 in those games instead of 0-5!
  5. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    He played ok. The defense sucked.
  6. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Well-Known Member

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    Did you see the defense we trotted out there Sunday night? It was mostly backups. Swiss cheese defense. Full of holes.

    The offense however, was missing just one starter. So they don't have an excuse. This is an offensive league now anyway. The success or failure is gonna be determined by the offense most of the time.
  7. Nunez21

    Nunez21 Active Member

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    Doesn't everyone put up good numbers vs Denver? Who cares.
  8. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    The starting offensive line is offensive. Can't run block, can't pass protect. Dez is freakish talent, but he's still a head case and affecting the team, IMO. Witten looks like he's lost a little. Austin doesn't play. The other WR's are young or not good. The TE's aren't very good. Time to realize the players on the offense, other than Romo and a couple of others, are just not any good.
  9. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Well-Known Member

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    I agree with everything but your view on the WR. I think they're plenty good enough. A good offensive scheme should hide any deficencies at that position and actually make them look better than they are. See the packers or the saints. Drew Brees would torch us with rookies if he had too. Dez is a lone bright spot on this team. Stays healthy, practices and plays hard. Becoming a leader. Where do you et this basket case stuff from? Nobody on the team seems to have a problem with him at all.
  10. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Publicly.
  11. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Well-Known Member

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    Publicly? So you talk to cowboy players and they told you he is a basket case and affecting the team negatively?

    Or you're just making an assumption based off...'??
  12. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Assumption based off common sense. You don't pull that kind of stunt in any situation and not piss some people off.
  13. jwitten82

    jwitten82 Active Member

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    Lol at blaming everyone but Romo. Romo has been part of the problem.
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  14. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    And so has everyone else on both sides of the ball.
  15. cowboyvic

    cowboyvic It's Stuck

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    Yep! it's everyone's fault but Romo. that's all we read and hear.
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  16. cowboyvic

    cowboyvic It's Stuck

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    Romo does not need to do anything. he is 55 million dollars in the bank no matter what happens. good/bad or otherwise.it's the cowboys franchise that's in trouble.
  17. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Well-Known Member

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    If it pisses them off to the point where it effects their play on the field... Then they are some weak minded players.

    It shouldn't effect anything on the field whatsoever. What happens on the sidelines during an emotional heated battle, stays on the sidelines. Not a big deal. Happens all the time. We're just under a microscope.
  18. BlueStar22

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    Time for Romo to start back reading the field and not the pressure so much. If he has to hang in there a half a second longer knowing he's going to get hit, he needs to stay in there to deliver the ball. Romo seems to give up so much more now.
  19. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone answered this? If not, here goes...

    1. Well you have to first understand that system Romo likely uses (and most NFL QBs likely use) is a combination of both progression reads and coverage reads. Meaning the coverage clues Romo as to which progression is likely open. But yes. The progressions are part of the play, generally being organized by which route should develop first.

    And it's unlikely that he would reorder his progressions based on a pre-snap read because the progressions are also used to keep order with routes. For example, if Romo goes 2nd progression first, then 3rd, then back to the 1st, by that time progression 1's route could have bled into the 2nd progression's route, making a cluster of defenders, which is obviously never good. Progression 1's route may have only been available for a small window early in the play.

    But he does have the option of reading the pre-snap defense, and realizing that a certain route that is more valuable could be open for the taking as soon as the ball is snapped. So he could hike the ball, abandon his progressions, and get the ball out to his guy for a nice gain.

    2/3. In strictly progression reads, yes. You should be getting the ball to your first open progression. But again, with coverage reads mixed in, if Romo picks up on something with the coverage, he can opt to turn and throw it elsewhere if he likes. So no, it's not bad if he skips a progression either. In fact, it likely happens a lot because Romo may recognize something immediately in coverage.

    To give an semi-unrealistic but simple example, if Romo sees a safety coming in on a blitz, he would know he's got Williams one on one streaking up the sideline, and can skip straight to him even if he's the 3rd or 4th progression (but likely, if Romo sees the blitz coming then Williams was on the side of the field where Romo's first progression was anyway, and is likely not that far down on the list).

    4. The safety is actually quite out of the picture as far as Williams is concerned. Williams is running full speed down the sideline, and the Safety's hips aren't even parallel to the sideline-- the safety is in too deep at this point. He wouldn't be able to catch Williams even if he digs, turns and sprints full speed.

    It may be easier to think of it this way. The 1st screen grab and the 2nd screen grab are about .25 seconds apart and Williams has covered about 4 yards in that span. Meaning if Romo releases a good pass to Williams at the time of the first screen grab, Williams is probably hauling the pass in around the 15 yard line. The safety doesn't really have a shot at that.
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  20. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I was thinking the same thing.
    Unless there's a line-of-scrimmage change of plans (maybe eye contact from a WR due to an odd coverage, etc), every play has a progression.
    The QBs job is to go through it until he finds an open man.
    For that specific play it was clear that Williams was earlier in the progression than Dez. I'm sure that's not usually the case.

    Nevertheless, that was bad game by everyone on both sides of the ball--certainly including Romo.
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