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The offensive line excuse is getting old folks

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CowboysFanSince88, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Some of us like to put credit or blame where it is deserved, and the offensive line deserves some of it.

    I do not absolve Romo of bad throws he's made when he wasn't hit or really pressured, or when he should have just thrown the ball away.

    I also do not absolve the line when Romo is being hit constantly or is hit while trying to throw the ball. (The offensive line deserved direct blame for Romo's third interception Monday, the one that should have been called a fumble.)

    I also do not absolve the receivers when they run the wrong route or simply do not catch the ball when it is thrown to them. (See interceptions No. 1 and 2 against Chicago)

    I think any knowledgeable fan understands there is simply more to turnovers/interceptions than saying it's the quarterback's fault. At times, it is (the final interception against Chicago was all Romo), but at times, it isn't.

    If we're referring to Monday's game, though, the offensive line wasn't really the main problem, the receivers were. I thought the line actually played better than it had against Seattle and Tampa Bay ... of course, it's not too hard to look better than it did in those games.
  2. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    I think you are losing sight of the fact that Romo is still paid to perform regardless of how bad you think the O-line this season.
  3. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily run but quicker passes so he can avoid sacks and negative plays.
  4. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, seems like a fan who just doesn't want to accept the truth. So he's taken a stand. He refuses to face reality from this point on.
  5. Canada180

    Canada180 bannedontherun88

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    My head hurts:banghead:
  6. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    So wouldn't 3 step drops and quicker passes open up the run game?
  7. anj113

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    its getting old and you know why? because the managment NEVER fixes it... Its been like this for years... It took us 15 years to improve our CB and we are still waiting to replace Woodson at Safety..
  8. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    If a team knows you can't block and believes it can get to the quarterback easily, it will have its corners sit on the short routes to force the quarterback to hold the ball.

    Quicker passes in that case would more likely result in more interceptions.

    The keys to avoiding negative plays by the quarterback are to establish a running game and force a team to work for pressure. (If a team can stop the run and put pressure on the quarterback without blitzing or bringing up a safety, then there's going to be sacks and negative plays.)
  9. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, so Romo might as well deal with it and work around it because it's not going to change no time soon.
  10. anj113

    anj113 Member

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    THis is the problem.. You all focus on Romo.. HE IS NOT THE PROBLEM... He is so FAR from the problem.. This team isnt any good.. It has so many holes and weakness year afetr year after year... Jerry must love the fact that the media and all the fans blame ROmo and thats the talk and all the gets deflected how piss poorly this team is constructed year after year... Romo is NOT the problem with this team..
  11. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    It only works if the team shows it can buy enough time to go vertical.

    Why would a team not play for shorter drops and quick passes if you haven't shown you can protect long enough to throw long consistently?
  12. dadymat

    dadymat I'm kind of a Big Deal

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    i dont know why he wasted his time on this, everyone knows offensive line has no baring on how a QB plays.......:bang2:
  13. CowboysFanSince88

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    Ok well that means the coach needs a offensive strategy to help his QB. So it sounds like the blame should be on garrett not the offensive line which is why I want him to be gone if the Cowboys miss the playoffs
  14. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    So it's not possible for Romo to throw a quick 5 yd pass over the top?
  15. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    Well maybe Romo should start getting paid less since he shouldn't be held accountable right now due to the weak O-Line?
  16. DABOYZ

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  17. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Cruddy OL play can pretty much turn any great QB into just a OK/mediocre one.

    Rodgers has been sacked 21 times this year and the Packers offense is mere shadow of it's former self.

    They let their pro-bowl center (Scott Wells) go in free agency and they are paying dearly for it.

    I see parallels in Romo's and Rodgers seasons due to poor OL play.
  18. dragon_mikal

    dragon_mikal Darth Jones strikes again! Zone Supporter

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    So all Romo needs to do is make sure his receivers run the right route, catch the ball when it hits them in the hands, run block, call the offensive plays all while avoiding the other teams pass rushers that cut through the hot garbage that the Cowboys' offensive line has become?

    Of course...I see it now and will write Tony a very stern letter asking why he hasn't been successful since cryptonite is his only weakness since, after all, only Superman could do such things.:rolleyes:
  19. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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  20. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    Jerry? Is that you trying to save some money on Romo before the contract talk starts?

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