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So Romo called the play to o-tree on 3rd and 1?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by MaineBoy, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking only the Cowboys. I can't see the refs picking up that flag for any other home team in the league.
  2. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I've pointed this fact out previously, along with the fact that Romo also said he checked out of the run based off of the defensive set. But don't let that get in the way of another perfectly good week of criticizing playcalling.
  3. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    You can try to blame Romo for checking out of the run but that play he checked into was also given to him by JG.
    That has to be on of the worse plays to call in that situation.

    JG probably thought that passing in that situation (2nd, 3rd,and 4th and 1) was a viable option. If JG really wanted to execute a run play, he would of made sure Romo ran a run play.

    Just like JG did in the Carolina game when he made sure Romo did not pass and had Tanner run up the middle before kicking the FG.
  4. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    do you think it was a legitimate check out? looking at the replay, there are 6 men in the box and the safeties were not crowding the line. to me, it looks like we had an opportunity to run.
  5. Ultra Warrior

    Ultra Warrior 6 Million Light-years beyond believability.

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    If the player is on the field, it's never "stupid" to try to get him the ball, regardless of WHO the player is. Romo thought he'd have him in the endzone but the catch couldn't be made. This is football. Not everything goes RIGHT or as Planned. Not to mention we were a fingertip away from Winning the game after this drive. It's done & over.
  6. mmillman

    mmillman Well-Known Member

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    fine on 1st or 2nd, not on 3rd and 1 at that point in the game
  7. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    They specifically checked out of a run based on the defensive alignment. Romo said this in the post game presser.

    And, yes, I think the pass was fine. I don't mind going big in that situation at all. Romo had a matchup that favored us on KO.
  8. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    So pass to an inconsistent WR who hasn't caught one pass in the game in that situation is fine with you? Really?

    3rd and 1, needing a TD late in the game, and a long fade pass that is one of the weakest throws your QB makes to the weakest receiver on the field is fine?

    Not with me. Maybe on the 2nd and 1 but not on 3rd and 1.
  9. kirkjrk

    kirkjrk Active Member

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    Romo has been calling the plays for a long time. That's why so many snaps at .01 second or delay of game. When he starts barking out signals and throwing his hands and arms in all directions you can bet trouble is around the corner, usually. I have watched the play results many times after his gyrations and found they normally end badly.
  10. loublue22

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    We shouldn't have been trying to put it in the end zone at that point anyway.

    2nd and 1 at the 19 with 1:20 left, if OTree makes that catch then we're giving it back to Eli with way too much time left and multiple timeouts, and all he needs is a FG to tie or even win.

    Situationally, we should have been trying to pick up a few yards and run the clock, or at least force them to burn timeouts. 2nd and 1 was the perfect scenario for us to do this, but of course, we didn't seem to grasp that.
  11. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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    If it works it's brilliant, if it doesn't work it's the worst call ever. How about the SF game last year when he threw the ball to Holley? If Holley doesn't make the catch, it's the dumbest decision ever, but he makes it and the rest is history.

    Sometimes there is more to it than what you see on TV...
  12. tecolote

    tecolote Well-Known Member

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    The thing is even if it worked it was a stupid call. Leaving that much time for Eli with 3 time outs for a possible game winning fg is dumb.

    Make the first and run the clock. How hard is that?
  13. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    :bow:


    I can't stop thinking about that either.
  14. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    Pre audible:

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    Audible:

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    One safety was creeping down, the other creeping up.

    Plus, I think Romo caught the safeties signal the coverage to each other. Don't know why they didn't already sort that out. Probably had to wait for the offense to align, but they did what they were pointing at.
  15. Sportsbabe

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    Romo should have never thrown to that scrub. Simple as that. That play was on Romo if he was given THAT option.
  16. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    If a receiver is open on a play, throw it to him, even if he is a scrub.
  17. djmajestik

    djmajestik Member

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    Yeah but which one has the higher percentage chance of succeeding?
  18. GusTheo

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    I find it funny people are actually saying we should've ran. The Dallas cowboys running game sucks, I don't trust it to gain an inch, let alone a hard. Just look at the goal line issues where the offensive line got no push at all.

    If you have a problem with the pass selection, that's fine, that's your opinion. But for the people who are complaining about if we would've scored we would've left Eli with too much time on the clock. Let me ask you this, isn't that a much better problem to have then to not score at all? Even if we pick up the first down there is NO guarantee that we end up scoring. If anything the play call is kind of smart. You have a situation where the defense is probably not expecting a ball in the end zone. They took a shot and missed. It happens. To blame anyone is trivial, and you guys really need to relax. Blaming Romo for this isn't gonna change anything. For all the throws he missed, he still stormed us back.

    For the record, I don't think it was a penalty. You saw ogletree grab his jersey, the guys were hand checking each other. Clean play.
  19. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    Sooo you're saying Romo has to stare down his first read instead of looking off and spotting a wide open Austin for a easy 1st down.. Got it.:banghead:
  20. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Yup, the head coach has no power over play calling. What could Garrett possibly do??

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