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News: Rookie Williams must earn Romo's trust

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Aug 20
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    By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

    IRVING, Texas – Rookie receiver Terrance Williams ran the wrong route well.

    Williams understands that isn’t as important as running the right route. He also comprehends why he made a mistake after Romo showed him where the safety was on the play during film review.

    The mental mistake by Williams doesn’t necessarily excuse Romo’s errant throw, but Williams knows it’s up to him to prove he’s reliable if he wants the ball to keep coming to him.

    The rookie has already learned a valuable lesson for a Cowboys receiver: Romo is always right.

    More: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4712993/rookie-williams-must-earn-romos-trust
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2013
  2. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    That last state my is dumb it just sounds like a jab at Romo for no reason at all. Tim you are a Tool
  3. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    excuse making
  4. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    He's sort of become one, huh?

    I agree, that statement was bait. At least it has the benefit of being right. The WRs on this team have to work to earn Romo's trust. At this point in his career, Romo's got a firm grasp on what he wants, and he's willing to own it. Even in his interviews, he refers to WRs doing what he wants them to do. I think it's a really good mentality for the offense, overall.
  5. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    I didn't really read it that way... could have just been "the QB is always right". IOW, it's up to the rookie to get on the same page as the veteran QB, not vice versa.

    I hope this doesn't mean we'll have a repeat of the Ogletree/early Dez era where they aren't even lined up right and Romo is pointing and waving as the play click winds down...
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Actually, you're right. I reread the article, and there's really nothing wrong with it.
  7. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    Receivers being in the wrong place can lead to interceptions. Especially on timing throws. Even if a wrong route turns out to be a big gain it could easily be negated on the next one if it leads to an interception and a missed scoring opportunity. Robinson was productive for us because he ran the right routes.
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  8. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    That's exactly what it means. If you go back and listen/read a Dez interview from TC, he said the exact same thing. It was up to him to get on the same page with Romo and not the other way around.
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  9. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    He ran the right route adjustment, imo.

    Romo showed him where the safety was during the film review, eh?

    Guess where that safety was on the route T Will did run?

    Answer: Nowhere near T Will.. who left the entire defense behind on his way to what would have been a clear TD had the ball been thrown to him.
  10. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I'm kind of puzzled with the terminology here. How can you have a "right route adjustment" when running the wrong route? Williams still wasn't where he was supposed to be, which was running a crossing route. The explanation sounds oxymoronic to me.

    If he had run the correct route, would there have been a completion if Romo got the ball to him?
  11. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    LOL, I had no idea it was subjective. If Romo said he made the wrong adjustment then he did. Your opinion that he made the right one is cute, though.

    Have you ever played sports before? You're supposed to do what you're supposed to do. My coach in high school would scream and take me out of the game when I did something out of the offense, even if I made the shot. He would also scream at me if I did NOT shoot an open shot that came out of the flow of the offense. Team sports are about trust and bring relied upon to do what the rest of the team expects you to do. Doing the wrong thing and seemingly have it be a good choice doesn't change that.
  12. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita CowBabe Up!!! Zone Supporter

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    Williams wasn't where he was supposed to be. I'm sure that impacted the play as did the overthrow.
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  13. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    How stupid are these receivers? Romo, despite all the other things he has going on, notices that the safety is playing in such a way that Williams should run a slant, but Williams, who's sole responsibility is to notice how the secondary is lined up, can't figure it out? You wonder what it must be like to live inside their heads, I wonder if there is an echo?
  14. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    LOL I like the sarcasm from Timmy Mac.
  15. Staubacher

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    I agree with the sharp minds here. The Romo is always right statement is an organizational tool. Much like troops follow their commander into battle and fall in line with the orders. Doesn't mean the leader is *always* right, but it works better for everyone to be on the same page.

    Besides, Romo is great at improvising when need be. As Williams grows, he will earn the trust and make big plays w Tony just like Dez does now. It takes time
  16. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    If he made the wrong adjutment, but ended up behind their entire defense, than who exactly read the coverage better?
  17. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    williams will learn. thats just part of the process
  18. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    He didn't show him on film review, he showed him pre-snap:
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  19. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    Again, you're supposed to do what you're supposed to do. If you think the "right" adjustment was wrong then that is more of a question for the coaches. We have no idea what would have happened had he run it since he obviously didn't. A good question for the coaches would be "what are receivers told to do if the DB covering them falls down? Do you run your route or make a beeline to the end zone?" I know what I actually see NFL receivers usually do, but I'd be curious to know how each offense instructs them.
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  20. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I mean, when i hear people use the excuse that Williams made the wrong route adjustment and that's partly what caused the overthrow, i just have to laugh to myself. It makes no sense. Tony saw what he was doing, and the ball went to the spot Williams was running to.

    It especially makes me laugh because when L Rob was here, and he has his great chemistry with Tony, alot of that was improvisation by both of them. Very few times did any of L Rob's big catches come off of a set route. So Tony has plenty of experience with improvising the play and its one of the things he normally does very well.. so to say that T Will threw him off there is a weak argument, imo. (not that im saying that was your argument.)

    I think you pose an interesting question though..it'd be cool to hear what JG has to say about that.

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