Tony was very good today. Defense not too hot.

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Awakened, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Awakened

    Awakened the Dude abides

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    I'm not a big Tony Romo fan. The nicest thing I've said about him is that he reminds me a lot of Brett Favre, and I was never a big Brett Favre fan. Both of them too undisciplined, too inconsistent, too capable of the huge turnover.

    Having said that, I thought Tony played well today. Yes, he had one huge turnover, but it wasn't one of those boneheaded turnovers. He was running for his life all day. In that case, the guy behind him caught his arm and he coughed it up. Tony carried the team today. Without much help from the OL, without Murray, Tony got it done.

    I was disappointed in the defense. They did OK, especially at the end of the game, but they didn't dominate a team they should have dominated. I know we miss Lee and Church, but this was a team we should have handled on defense. As others have said, I'm not sure why Ryan was so conservative. Not his best game at all.
  2. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    That's 3 1/2 games and counting of solid ball by Romo now.
    The law of averages is taking effect and he's getting a back to wear he may end the season with a strong passer rating a decent td/int ratio--even after that horrid start ot the year.
  3. jzcowboy

    jzcowboy Well-Known Member

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    Careful, I started I Tony Romo played great thread about 2 hours ago and it was deleted with no notice and no explanation. Probably too late for you now...

    Tony played out of his mind today (again) and carried the team. Can't imagine my Cowboys without him.
  4. Wezsh0T

    Wezsh0T Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He played well, but I'm not sure what is going on with him in the first half. He is sailing balls in the first half of games before he settles down in the second half. Favre used to do this all the time too.
  5. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    He managed the game well today. He was a little high on a few passes early, but he settled down in the second half.

    The fumble was not good. We were in FG range. Still, that is who Romo is. It is his instinct to try to keep the play alive. Garrett needs to recognize that and not put him in a position to fail, which is exactly what he did on the fumble play. It was first and twenty in FG range, yet we are looking for the long ball. Call a roll out pass to Witten for 9 yards and go from there on 2nd and 11. Nope, its a long developing play that the OLine simply cannot block for and it leads to--surprise-- a turnover. Terrible game management there from the head coach/ offensive coordinator.
  6. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    The fumble almost killed the team for good... He's got to just take the sack.
  7. T-RO

    T-RO Well-Known Member

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    His numbers will never tell the story this season. He's facing impossible odds almost every time he goes back to pass. And the opposing defenses have no need to fear the run at all.

    Tony's taking a bullet for the team this season. What's sad is that some fans and mediots can't appreciate that reality.
  8. WoodysGirl

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

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    It wasn't deleted. It was merged with the Post-game thread.

    Check your post history, you'll see that it's there.
  9. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    The defense will never be a shutdown defense. They are supposed to thrive on the offense's success...which means they need the offense to at least move the ball and put up some points.

    If we played outdoors, in rough weather, it would be OK to rely on the defense and hope that the offense can just manage the game. Unfortunately, it doesn't work like that for indoor teams. The offense HAS to be great
  10. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    I think he's been doing really well lately at taking the sack with the other options are too least in the last few games. That fumble would have occurred with 32 of 32 starting QBs, imo. It's not like he was trying to do anything special and was even tucking it close to his body. Great play by the defender.
  11. ddh33

    ddh33 Active Member

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    You tell me that my QB is going to be sacked 7 times, throw the ball 50 times, and only have one turnover, I will take that number of turnovers every time. It could have/should have been so much worse. Romo is a magician back there.
  12. jayhouston12

    jayhouston12 New Member

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    the defense played well today not great but plug in last years defense were looking at a 30-20 loss today

    they kept us in it so i can't complain
  13. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

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    He was poor in the first half but very good in the second.

    I'll put it this way. The second half was about the best that Tony Romo and the horizontal offense can be.
  14. TwentyOne

    TwentyOne Well-Known Member

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    That was a big mistake by him and was all his fault. When you watch the tape he knew he got pressure from behind. There is no excuse to not tuck the ball away. That fumble almost killed us.

    All in all he played an ok game. Not a good one.
  15. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    this was a time when i would have hoped for 3 runs and a fg given how the defense was shutting down the browns and time was winding down.

    also did not like the onsides kick try or whatever that was.
  16. fanfromvirginia

    fanfromvirginia Inconceivable!

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    The D was sub par but not awful in the first half and very good in the second half and OT, giving up only seven points in seven drives (the lone TD being scored when the Browns took over on our 17), forced and recovered a fumble, and had a great goal line stand. They also had some great drive ending hits.
  17. hutch1254

    hutch1254 Well-Known Member

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    Cleveland has been in every game this year. They're not garbage anymore. They have some decent pieces and are starting to become competitive.

    While the D may not have been top notch what they did do was hold the Browns to 1 for 10 on third down efficiency after letting them go 4 for 5 to start. I thought that was a good comeback.

    What bothered me is the 3 man we got a rookie QB and we're trying to confuse him by dropping 8 instead of getting in his face and rattling him. We pulled that same crap in Seattle and it cost us. It wasn't til later today that we started getting pressure in Weedens face. That and some solid tackling led to that 1 for 10 third down efficiency the rest of the way.
  18. T-RO

    T-RO Well-Known Member

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    This. Lots of QBs have really clean pockets. Romo's pocket is polluted with bodies within 3 ticks almost every down.

    The guy is a miracle and nothing less.
  19. CowboyGil

    CowboyGil Well-Known Member

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    It's called a squib kick to avoid a big return. SOP in the NFL.
  20. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    did not like that call at that point in the game - and dont they usually squib it a lot deeper than that

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