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Romo Stats Not Stans

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Staubacher, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, in that case I like this term. Stans is fitting.
  2. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    I can pretty much agree with this post. I didn't see us "destroying" the rams but at the same time I can't say I was overly shocked either. The week before we looked like total crap against the Chiefs and Romo and the offense looked horrible. So that made us only a 4 point favorite vs. the Rams. Quite honestly, the Rams on Sunday looked like the rams of '10, '11, and 12'. Huge gaping holes for Murray to run through, disorganized offense/defense, etc. I'm thrilled we got the win and dominated but am still cautiously optimistic going forward. This Sunday we play another team that isn't that great but is a little more scrappy than the Rams. The ONLY thing that would shock me in that game is the Chargers destroying us. I think we are a easily a better team than them and should win that game. I hope this isn't another game like the Chiefs where our offense doesn't show up. I'm not worried about the defense at all.
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  3. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I'm cautiously optimistic. What is different is this defense is capable of dominating. That is something we haven't had in awhile. The offense was capable of putting up 30 but failed in the RZ for the most part as well as in scoring% a great deal in part to penalties etc.

    I don't thing the Chargers are what they were capable of in the recent past and even then they found ways to lose. Let's hope we don't do the same as these two teams have been a lot alike the last few years. Good on paper and still failed.
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  4. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Why are you sorry? I'm not sorry that I believe he makes way to many audibles into pass plays in obvious running situations. Don't be sorry.

    I watched Denver last night and I was amazed at how many times Payton audibled into running plays. Good, effective running plays. Was nice to see a QB have such a good understanding of things. I enjoyed it very much.
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  5. DMAC

    DMAC Member

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    Smith has 783 total yards to Romo's 773
    Romo completion % 72.2 to Smith 61.0
    Romo 6 TD's to Smith 's 4
    Romo 1 int to Smiths 0
    Romo 1 lost fumble to Smith's 0

    And Smith is learning a new system.

    Not too much difference if you ask me.

    And yes, I'd take Smith over Romo at this stage of their careers in a heartbeat.
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  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Lol.
  7. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, lol is right. There isn't much difference between Smith and Romo. Now if you compared them back in 2007 then yeah, I would say Romo was better.. but these days they are close. I don't see how anyone can deny that.
  8. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    It's called logic and common sense (which isn't all that common these days).
  9. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, apparently not.
  10. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I think you two guys are really onto something with this line of reasoning. You think we could get somebody to cough up a second rounder for Tony this close to the trading deadline? Or would we have to discount it to a third rounder? I have a hard time assessing their relative value these days. It was a lot easier to evaluate both guys back in 2007.
  11. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    Stats don't tell the full story people.
  12. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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    Wow Smith is worse than I thought. 61% completion percentage with all of those CHECK DOWNS? LOL.
  13. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

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    Career stats can and do. Much larger sample size.

    If you want a career 59% completion percentage, 79.7 passer rating and 6.55 YPA then Mr. Smith is your guy.

    If you prefer a 65% completion percentage, 95.9 passer rating and 7.90 YPA, then go with Romo.

    By the way, Smith has never thrown for more than 18 TDs in a season. Wonder why.....
  14. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    I have zero clue what you are "trying" to be witty/sarcastic about.
  15. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't and anyone who watches football at all, will know that Romo and Smith are two totally different players. One gives you a chance in every game, the other folds when the opposing team scores too many points.

    Things will get scary when people start posting completion % on passes thrown greater than 10+ yards.
    Cause he sucks.
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  16. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Simple: I deny it.

    Smith is pretty good now. He has one great strength: he doesn't throw interceptions. (Over the last few seasons, he's fumbled roughly as frequently as Romo).
    That comes at the expense of a horrible horrible sack rate (over 9% over his last/best 3 years). By comparison, Romo's worst sack rate ever was 6.5%.
    It also comes at the expense of a low YPA, a QB's lifeblood. That's largely due to his mediocre completion percentage (usually hovering around 60%). With the exception of his half-season in SF last year (his best stretch as a pro, and a stretch that got him benched), he's never been within a half a yard of Tony in YPA. Even this year, when Tony had a ridiculously low YPA in the Giants game, Tony has a better overall YPA than Smith and a better YPA in every game.
  17. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Romo also has better stats than Eli too but which one is more clutch? I will take the QB with the 2 super bowl MVP awards.
  18. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

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    I thought we were discussing Smith and Romo? Maybe not.

    1) Eli sure as heck didn't win those rings all by himself.

    2) Eli isn't looking so clutch this year. Interesting how things crumble when you have no Oline help. Big Ben is discovering that as well. I can't recall Romo losing too many games 38-0 vs an 0-2 team.
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  19. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    You're entitled to your opinion, that is cool. I think the 2 QB's are very close. If you just want to compare regular season stats on paper, then yeah, Tony would be the better QB. However, there is more to it than just simple stats. Smith is a smart QB that plays within his ability, he is very mobile, and the biggest of all is he doesn't turn the ball over. There is a reason the Chiefs are 3-0 right now after they were 2-14 last season and Smith is playing a big role in that. If he was our QB here, I feel he could do just as good as Romo if not better. It's not like Romo is out of this world better like some of you are making him out to be. Let's not even get into the win or go home games where Romo struggles the most. The ones with everything on the line.
  20. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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    If we had Alex Smith, Dez Bryant's career would go down the ****ter.

    Crabtree lucked out with Kaepernick taking over.

    Dwayne Bowe is on that path right now. Poor guy..

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