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Twitter: Sturm talks Romo's inner self-preservation clock

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    Strum's is one of Romo biggest supporters in Media. Hardly case of him throwing a jab in there.
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  2. HowAboutThemCowboys

    HowAboutThemCowboys Well-Known Member

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    There are plays designed to counter act the pressure Romo is getting, unfortunately, this couching staff does not have the ability to see this. Screen plays and quick slants are a rarity in this offense.
  3. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    You and I saw the same thing. Nick fairly rocked him early on
  4. TonyRomo17

    TonyRomo17 Well-Known Member

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    those first 2 hits by fairley affected him i think
  5. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    Is it the staff?
  6. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    I think that is pretty weak. I would never think that him getting rid of it too early is because he isn't tough. I would just chalk it up to him over thinking the situation or getting overly nervous. To each his own though. I don't think his toughness is ever questioned here. His brain is questioned all the time though.
  7. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Good question.
  8. mahoneybill

    mahoneybill Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the board , bringing some stats to back up your commentary. Well done.
  9. mahoneybill

    mahoneybill Well-Known Member

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    I was waiting for a pancake sack… In other words wrap him up and slam him to the ground type. I think they aren't legal but who knows what would be called nowadays….
  10. dragon_mikal

    dragon_mikal Darth Jones strikes again! Zone Supporter

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    What frustrates me is the staff's lack of adjustments when it comes to making defenses pay when they're over aggressive. We see very little in the way of rollouts, screens or draws. It's just one of the most vanilla offensive schemes I've seen and why?

    It's frustrating to watch.
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  11. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    Is this a joke? If the offense scores the points, the offense scored the points.
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  12. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    It is not really vanilla. It is just rigid. Either the down the field matchups work, or they do not. There is not a lot of flexibility to Garrett's gameplans.
  13. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    I was wrong, the Cowboys actually scored 13 points off turnovers.
  14. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    Sturm is right. In fairness to Romo though, he's never been good at this aspect of QB play...it's why some people hate Garrett for trying to turn him into a pure pocket passer. I saw Stafford display it on a lot of passes - he knew he was about to get hit but hung in there and threw strikes to his receivers. Kurt Warner was the king of of it.

    That style of QB play not being Romo's strong suit + the injury history he's had, it's no surprise. You see the same thing with RG3 and Vick too
  15. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    The Cowboys actually had five TO counting the TO on downs.

    They gained 4 yards on the first TO and had to punt. Go offense!

    Five yards for TD to Bryant on the second.

    They gained 17 yards and had to punt on the third. Go offense!

    They gained zero yards and Bailey kicked a 53 yard FG on the fourth one. Go offense!

    Off the TO on downs, they gained 5 yards and Bailey kicked a 44 yard FG.

    The offense gained 31 combined yards off five turnovers.

    Go offense!
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  16. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing Zone Supporter

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    I remember Aikman taking sacks this way towards the end of his career (shellshocked)..basically give up and duck under the defender.
  17. rcaldw

    rcaldw Well-Known Member

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    Instead of worrying about whether it is insulting, I would encourage you (if you record the games) to go back and watch the game early on with an objective attitude. See if you recognize him doing what Sturm says. I think there are other explanations for it than toughness. I think his ribs might still be hurting. I also think it is a fair question to consider whether or not he has in mind finishing the year. It is like a basketball game that comes down to the last 3-5 minutes night after night in the NBA. What happens early DOES count, but with the NFC East, you are almost certainly going to be playing for a playoff spot the last 4 weeks of the season. If we don't have Romo we are probably cooked.
  18. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    I would say this is very true. It has long been known that the game plan against romo is to pressure him up the middle. It is the fault of this staff not to know that and find ways to coach through it.
  19. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    They scored 30 points on offense.
    The defense scored no points in this one.
    If a turnover shortns the field and the offense scores, that is still an offensive touchdown. The ocasional shortend field (something all winning teams normally get) is something they have gotten more often this year compared to the last 4-5 years. It's pretty sweet.
  20. T-RO

    T-RO Well-Known Member

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    This. And how many hits can you take from Farley and not suffer a season-ending kill shot?

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