Twitter: For fans concerned about Dak passing under 200 yards

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  1. Streetwise

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    He couldn't go. What do fans want? To see him not get up?
     
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  2. Streetwise

    Streetwise Well-Known Member

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    A case could be made for Manning.
    Just my opinion, it's painful to admit but I think he will get in.
     
  3. Diehardblues

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    Right..like you’re concerned for his well being :)

    If he’s dumb enough to put himself in danger that’s on him not us.

    But he could go. Was cleared to play . And we saw him play .
     
  4. DallasEast

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    Thanks for clarifying that it pertained to dressing out.

    [Bold] How could anyone in position of permitting Romo to play in the Eagles game, so that he could enjoy his swan song drive, know as a certainty he would not be subject to getting hit? Collusion would be stretching my conclusion but an agreement between both teams would be required mandating no Eagles players would touch Romo during that drive for that assumption to be true. I do not see that happened. Additionally, I do not believe Romo gained the level of respect necessary among opposing defensive players, especially those in the NFC East, to 'give him a free pass' one last time. I mean, seriously. It. Was. Philly.
     
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  5. Streetwise

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    I was a huge fan, I just knew it was time. As did Romo. I know you will say he was forced but there's nothing to suggest that.
    Now I support a player who's on the roster.
    Players that are competitive will always take more gambles.
    I've seen plenty players get "cleared" and either get hurt again or reinjure.
     
  6. Diehardblues

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    Right . What a silly notion it a great example of the rhetoric towards Romo.

    He was cleared to play. His heath had little to do with the decision to stay with Dak.
     
  7. Aviano90

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    It wouldn't be collusion. It would be "hey, Romo. Go ahead an go out there but do not take a hit. Throw the ball away. Give the ball away if you have to, but don't take a hit." Of course, that would require Romo to actually listen and do the smart thing so there is a little bit of a risk but you're trying to mitigate that risk by not caring the outcome of the play if it means Romo taking a dive instead of a hit.

    FYI. I couldn't find the actual sideline report talking about Romo because most of the games cut off the announcers, but I did find an example of what I am referring to. This one is against SF, earlier than when they would have talked about Romo, but listen to the report on Dez. This is the same type of report given about Romo I am referring to. It's right at the beginning, less than a minute into the video.

     
  8. Diehardblues

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    Lol. You knew .

    Obviously Romo didn’t know.
     
  9. mattjames2010

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    Man, I've been reading a lot of people saying Rivers is a HOF player. If he gets in, Romo for sure gets in. I don't think Rivers has been truly elite since around 2010. He had a good 2013 season, but that seems to be an outlier with how he's played the past 7 seasons.
     
  10. DallasEast

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    I will not insult you like I believe you may have unintentionally insulted me saying:

    "...don't take a hit."

    I think we both have seen enough football, especially professional football, in our mutual lives to know there is no such thing as a safe play (e.g. virtually zero risk) except the kneel down.
    Will have to catch it after work. Stupid work intranet blocks the NFL. :(
     
  11. Aviano90

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    But you can try to mitigate the risk by letting the player know to do everything possible to avoid a hit, up to and including taking a dive, because the result is unimportant. I believe this would be the agreement made to allow Romo to go in for his one drive. Whether Romo would abide by that or not when on the field is another story. Clearly they weren't allowing him any extended playing time and one drive is worthless in terms of preparation, regardless of how good the drive was. The most logical thing to do in order to be as prepared for the playoffs as possible was to play Romo extensively in both games. It was a horrible decision not to, IMO and there has to be *some* reason for that. People have speculated they didn't want to create a QB controversy and I just can't bring myself to believe the team would risk (lack of)preparation to avoid fan/media outcry for Romo.
     
  12. DallasEast

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    Would rather not delve into the decision involving Romo's participation, in any degree, after he was medically cleared. However, I would continue discussing the notion that mitigating risk--which I may add is attempted by all players, coaches and officials every single play--somehow validates the following reasoning:

    Romo can play a series against the Eagles because he will do everything in his power to prevent getting hurt and that will negate him from getting paralyzed.

    My apologies. I exaggerated with paralyzed. Big time. 100% guilty of doing that but his worst critics (not you of course) infer incessantly that Romo would have ended up a quadriplegic if he had ever been reinstated as starter, so sue me. :p Signing off. Gotta clean up my desk before jetting from work. :thumbup:
     
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  13. Aviano90

    Aviano90 Go Seahawks!!!

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    :laugh:

    I hear you. Just as an FYI, this is what I mean. He would do this in 2014 after his back injury in 2013. He did it several times to avoid being hit, where he used to hang on for as long as possible before the back injury. This is what I am referring to when I say he going to avoid taking a hit. He knows how to do it.

     
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  14. aikemirv

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    Why not just start with that argument because that’s all you got. Why take us down every rabbit hole proving you wrong to come down to the only argument you got.

    That is just a waste of time
     
  15. Bobhaze

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    I’m not complaining about stats. They are always important for informing decisions and improving strategy. No doubt. What I don’t like is how some people view stats with the fantasy football approach that overvalues stats over actually winning.
     
  16. Blackrain

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    You might want to slow your roll with the dumb and mindless narrative there internet tough guy before somebody hurts your feelings
     
  17. percyhoward

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    That's called an accusation without proof.
     
  18. mattjames2010

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    Well, I'm not about to go through 14,000 messages of yours to show this - about all that is left is if what you're doing is intentional or not.

    Either way, you are very much a stat bot at this point that lacks putting in context and analyzing games. Do you actually watch games at this point?
     
  19. Clove

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    I'm sorry you wasted time and energy on a washed up loser QB, maybe sometime in the far future, Dallas can once again show you what a real QB looks like. Romo isn't it
     
  20. Jake

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    Can't forget Don Meredith, either. After paying his dues with a fledgling franchise, he took Green Bay to the wire in consecutive NFL championship games before Lombardi's Packers went on to destroy the AFL champs.
     
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