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Two things Romo can learn from Orton

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Zordon, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. slomoxn

    slomoxn Well-Known Member

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    No offense bro but the only reason for the 100 million is our idiot owner. Neither deserves that much aand Romo iss one more back injury away from hanging the cleats up.
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  2. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    That's not true. They paid market value. Don't be silly.
  3. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing Zone Supporter

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    I should agree seeing as I want to move on from Witt, Ware, Hatch, etc. but those years after Aikman scare me into hoping Romo's back isn't an issue and can salvage 1/2 more seasons (esp bc of the contract). I still say we go QB high and let Romo know his time is running near or he elevates his game, etc. Early round QBs are so cheap now, why not? Still DL/OL but if a QB drops...
  4. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    Depends on if Romo is 100℅ healthy
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  5. slomoxn

    slomoxn Well-Known Member

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    I have a difference in opinion, but doesn't matter now, what is done is done.
  6. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    Not to me.

    I'd prefer not always going down to the last couple of second every single down.

    The other team is much more ready for the snap since..

    guess what ?

    There is no time left.

    Bingo.

    Completely takes the advantage you have offensively since you know the snap..

    ..they don't unless you have run all the freaking time off the game clock.

    Then they know.

    Pointless.

    Very the snap count..vary the cadence.

    Why not?
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  7. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    We haven't had issues with Romo snapping the ball this year. The news coming out of training camp with Callahan was that the offense was getting to the line more quickly to resolve this issue. They did certain things for it, among them, huddling closer to the line.
  8. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    We don't go to the last second on every snap. It's happened before and so you draw on that. It's called confirmation bias.
  9. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Additionally, the Dallas original game plan with Orton was probably catered to a safer more conservative game plan. Those hard counts that Orton got still does not excuse the fact that they happened in third and long situations, meaning the play-calling hardly resolved the issue. It stopped completely happening once the Eagles got disciplined on not jumping the gun in situations that had no business doing anyways.

    Additionally, when Green Bay essentially put an end to the Murray sweep, everything went back to the same old same old. Our adjustment to the blitz was tossing it up to Dez. There were no audibles and quick slants to beat the blitz.
  10. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    The only thing Orton did better was when he actually took off at the line for like plus ten. Tony could have done that multiple times and slid, without facing any real contact. But considering the back issue, it becomes at least somewhat justifiable he didn't do it.
  11. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing Zone Supporter

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    Definitely not every snap, but the majority of them are definitely under 5 seconds. I can't think of how many times a game I look @ the ref directly after a snap for this very reason.
  12. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    I am a lover not a hater. But Romo needs to relearn the aspect of the huddle, the line call, reads and clock management. Don't ask JG for help he doesn't understand either. Maybe Tony could show up at Manning Camp this year.
  13. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    My grandmother has a better hook slide than Kyle.
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  14. Don Corleone

    Don Corleone Well-Known Member

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    The problem is that it lead to an 8-7 record, with several of those 10 INTs at bad times, leading to losses. Stats lie.
  15. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    There's never a good time for an interception, and there's no way you can spin 10 interceptions all season long into a bad stat. But keep on trying, it's amusing watching you try.
  16. TonyRomo17

    TonyRomo17 Well-Known Member

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    just cut romo already
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  17. Cowboy_Shawn

    Cowboy_Shawn Active Member

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    I agree. I thought it was dumb for Jerry Jones to make the Peyton comparisons and I thought it was dumb for the Cowboys to pay him like Peyton, Brees, and Manning.

    Romo is not in the same class as those other guys but the problem is our delusional owner and head coach seem to think he is. That's why they constantly throw the ball close to 50 times per game even with a RB averaging well over 5 ypc.

    When you have a QB like Romo who has limitations a good coach should coach around those limitations. Instead of allowing him to pass 50 times, which increases the chances that he'll make a game changing mistake that he's known for, how about protecting him some with the running game.

    Romo has his shortcomings like just about every QB to ever play the game, but I think the bigger problem is that there are no coaches in place who are capable or willing to put together a game plan that will protect Romo from himself. In a perfect world I'd like to see his pass attempts limited to 30-35 per game.
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  18. Don Corleone

    Don Corleone Well-Known Member

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    With the game on the line, you know, Romo with the ball and 3 minutes left to drive the field, I have become accustomed to having him throw an INT. Sometimes all 3 timeouts are at his disposal, meaning he is likely checking out of a running play to throw said INT.
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  19. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    That was Orton. Romo was in the game against the Redskins. How did he do?
  20. Don Corleone

    Don Corleone Well-Known Member

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    Yes, most of the NFL world was shocked that he pulled it out against the Redskins. How did he do against the Broncos, after having a career day? Manning threw an INT in that game also, but it was earlier in the 4th quarter. Timing is everything. If a few INTs are game sealing INTs, then it doesn't matter how good the stats are.

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