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Romo talks about the realities of playing quarterback

Maybe there’s hope for Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Maybe, just maybe, he’s beginning to realize that his very-well-paying job requires a far more serious approach, and a commitment to doing more than just showing up and winging it.

On Thursday, Romo shared with the media some of the things he has learned from talking to former quarterbacks.

Hall of Famer Troy Aikman told Romo that it’s not all “lollipops and chocolates and fun times.”

Romo also learned that “[t]here’s a lot of hard work and effort and a lot of people beating you
down,” and that “[y]ou have to have a stronger belief in yourself than the
disbelief of others.”

So how in the hell is Romo just learning these things now?

Maybe the truth is that Romo has only opted to start paying attention now, because we’ve got a pretty good feeling that the kind of stuff he recently has been hearing from other quarterbacks is the kind of stuff that former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells likely was beating into Romo’s skull from 2003 through 2006.

The question is whether Romo is merely repeating words that he’s heard in an effort to address his critics, or whether he’s truly committed to heeding that advice and becoming the best quarterback he can be.

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  1. ninjaneer says: Oct 8, 2009 11:32 PM

    take away jason garret and insert…..anybody…and this quarterback is ten times better off…

  2. NoFootballtalk says: Oct 8, 2009 11:36 PM

    romo sucks

  3. WhySoSerious says: Oct 8, 2009 11:36 PM

    Yes, cause I’m quite sure Romo cares what Mike Florio thinks about him.

  4. east96street says: Oct 8, 2009 11:37 PM

    “The question is whether Romo is merely repeating words that he’s heard in an effort to address his critics, or whether he’s truly committed to heeding that advice and becoming the best quarterback he can be.”
    Either way, it won’t change the fact that the Dallas defense is ranked 29th against the pass. Can’t pass defend and can’t tackle. Romo can’t make up for the fact that a team as bad as Tampa can hang 450 yards of offense on the Dallas D. Most overrated 2-2 team in the NFL.

  5. Cobra Commander says: Oct 8, 2009 11:42 PM

    Aikman putting someone else down for having fun times sucking on lollipops?
    Well ain’t the pot calling the kettle black.

  6. SmackMyVickUp says: Oct 8, 2009 11:44 PM

    Easy to say when Cowboys play the Chiefs next.

  7. SmackMyVickUp says: Oct 8, 2009 11:45 PM

    Scathing comment from Woodson.
    “And who is the leader in Dallas? If you show me a team that doesn’t have leaders, you’re showing me a team that can’t win. Who do you go to? Who can keep people under control? Who has that calming, or even the rah-rah voice, on the sideline? There are none in Dallas. Until they find a leader, a person they can turn to, they’ll never win.”
    – Rod Woodson

  8. VoxVeritas says: Oct 8, 2009 11:46 PM

    “So how in the hell is Romo just learning these things now?”
    What makes you think that he’s just now learning them? There’s nothing in that article to indicate that Romo had a V-8 moment in his talks with former QBs. Jeez Florio how does one go from an undrafted Eastern Illinois slappy to QB of America’s team, one of the best W-L percentages among active QBs in the NFL and on pace to smash a few highly regarded all-time passing records if not through hard work and confidence in one’s self? Do you think that kind of thing happens by accident? Did you just tumble off the mountain and fall into a lucrative legal practice, and did you just step off a curb into a puddle of even more lucrative sports commentary? Nothing comes easy in this life for those that aren’t born into it and Tony Romo is no exception. He got where he is by good old fashioned hard work and Bill Parcells would be the first to tell you that. The guy is not lacking in confidence, either. Hell I’ve always thought that he’s over-confident. Maybe he’s the best that he’ll ever be and if he is, well that’s pretty damn good. Not great, but good.
    He’s 62 pass attempts from making the record books, by the way.

  9. downsouth49er says: Oct 8, 2009 11:49 PM

    you just romo, moving right along…GO NINERS!!

  10. TFBuckFutter says: Oct 8, 2009 11:50 PM

    Yeah. Maybe the problem is that the only coaching he gets from Wade Phillips is “Hey Tony! Get me a sammich and a Big Gulp!” and the only criticism he ever gets is “You call this a sandwich? Where’s the extra mayo and the bacon?”

  11. Brat Favre says: Oct 8, 2009 11:57 PM

    Its strange that Romo sucks and his name rhymes with homo, but Aikman is the gay one.

  12. bearsrule says: Oct 9, 2009 12:01 AM

    He’s a goober who thru a combination of hard work and unbelievable luck, wound up as an NFL quarterback and even got to bang a few famous chicks. However, a leader he is not.

  13. HATERADE says: Oct 9, 2009 12:09 AM

    i believe in keeping hope alive, but in all reality – this guy choked in more decembers than a pro on a train ride!
    jessica, give back romo’s sack!

  14. Bill In DC says: Oct 9, 2009 12:10 AM

    What I want to know s why you have such a hard on for this guy. Did he offend you in another life or something?
    There’s 31 other starting QBs in this league, you don’t spend 1/10 the time analyzing all of the others combined.

  15. FumbleNuts says: Oct 9, 2009 12:18 AM

    Romo should call Bill Parcells……… They need to talk.

  16. DildoBaggins says: Oct 9, 2009 12:20 AM

    Why is Romo saying these things now? Why does it seem he’s just learning these things now?
    C’mon Florio you of all people – the guy who likes to make outlandish connections between things, the guy who will come out and say it, Mr Conspiracy himself, Mr Connect the Dots no matter how far apart – can’t see this one when it’s staring him right in the face?!?!
    It’s called Terrell and Owens…

  17. downsouth49er says: Oct 9, 2009 2:41 AM

    The Cowgirls miss Owens because he made that passing offense go. ANY qb can throw to an open receiver, but the cowgirls receivers aren’t getting open and don’t have the ability to do so. Take a look at the 9ers, we don’t have a stud QB(Romo according to the media) or a stud WR(Roy Williams according to the media), but we have a good RB in Gore and a defense that is playing well…the cowgirls have a good RB in Barber and Jones, but their defense and passing game sucks…they got lucky against the bucs and panthers, and if this cowgirls team wins more than 7 games i will forever vote them as “Americas Team”…they suck
    Hey Vox, whatever happened to the MB guy that you once mentioned, the backup TE? Not making that many noise now that T.O. is gone…cowgirls so overrated

  18. Ocelot138 says: Oct 9, 2009 3:08 AM

    Romo’s QB rating this season puts him two spots in front of Seneca Wallace.
    Seneca. Wallace.
    Yes, that’s right. Romo > Wallace – but only slightly!

  19. RevSkip says: Oct 9, 2009 3:51 AM

    Romo will fail to win a playoff game yet again this season if the Cowboys do manage to stumble wounded into the playoffs. And then Jerry Kid’s will all be getting pink slips. Bye Jason Garrett, bye Wade Phillips, bye Tony.

  20. ProfessorEmmitt says: Oct 9, 2009 5:40 AM

    “He’s giving them all the confidences they need… he giving them the confidence that he need.”

  21. Rickah99 says: Oct 9, 2009 6:29 AM

    @ Box(veritas)
    Rom-O-Choke can capture any record he desires(most likely Jessica’s new album), but at the end of the day “it is what it is” and that’s a guy who is not delivering in the clutch!
    I think it’s funny how you continue to bash McNabb, but he’s certainly done more for his team in his first 3yrs and that was without Me-Oh(playoffs 3-2).
    Sorry Dallas fan, but HARD WORK?? What in Cabo Wabo?? Please, the guy is talented but not commited. It’s really showing this year, because they took away one of his most dominant weapons. Now coverages can adjust and have!! Sorry Box, you can have personal records in “attempts”! A more pressing stat: YOUR BOY is on pace to finish the season with 16 td’s and 16 int’s!!!!! I like how you fail to mention that! Best of luck fanboy!

  22. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Oct 9, 2009 6:47 AM

    Just play Romo, just play. Stats aside, you are going to have to play your way into greatness.

  23. shawnc16 says: Oct 9, 2009 6:48 AM

    VoxVeritas are you happy with the way Romo has played this year?
    Are you satisfied if he ends up in some record books but never wins a playoff game?
    With all the talent the cowboys have on their team and have had on their team over the past few years do you seriously think they play up to their capablities?
    I’m not attacking you, I just think the Cowboys have had more talent than alot of other teams in the NFL but have rarely played up to the level of that talent, and I don’t see how you can disagree with that.

  24. Barcid says: Oct 9, 2009 6:51 AM

    Have you ever considered that maybe it’s not a question of effort… maybe Romo just isn’t that good, period?
    Some scatterbrained undrafted bum from East Bumblescum University plays fairly well for a few years but ultimately fails to meet some artificial expectations?
    Imagine that…
    Maybe, just maybe, Romo is a just a average/decent NFL quarterback surrounded by good targets, good backs, good linemen and good coaches, and because he’s in a good situation he produces?
    Imagine how Marc Bulger would have looked in Dallas the past four seasons…

  25. chapnasty says: Oct 9, 2009 7:05 AM

    Is Eli Manning really a vocall leader? I mean have you seen the facial expressions on that douche bags face after everything? I dont think I have ever seen him yell or do anything but have that “aww I lost my puppy” look after he throws a pick and yet he won a superbowl. Obviously leadership isnt a requirement to win for a QB. The problem is Dallas has no leaders anywhere on the team. The guy who does the laundry is probably the biggest leader in that locker room.

  26. stanton says: Oct 9, 2009 7:11 AM

    I have a hard time understanding Romo.Watching the Denver game,he had time.Overthrew or underthrew everything.These receivers do not scare anyone and the play calling once again was awful.Cowboys problem is just not Romo.Its Romo,its the defense and mostly,its the coaching.Both Garret and Wade gotta go.I am embarrassed to be a Cowboys fan.Can’t even watch.My BP goes through the roof.

  27. jsavage58 says: Oct 9, 2009 7:30 AM

    The guy has already reached his potential.. he should he happy really, but you have seen the best you are going to see of romo.
    not a banger, i am a skins fan and they blow chunks..
    but really, just like many other players in the league that have come an gone. dude has been auditioning out there for 4+ years now. You got what you are gonna get: enough to be a starter, barely, and an owner/coach who are too proud/ignorant to make a move and start looking for a replacement..

  28. TheDPR says: Oct 9, 2009 7:49 AM

    Cowboys fans are great at ignoring the subject at hand, which is: Romo’s Cowboys do not win enough football games and the ones they lose tend to be the big/important ones.
    Success in the NFL is measured by championships, which are acheived by making the playoffs and winning games there. Romo’s Cowboys have been unsuccessful in even taking the first steps toward NFL success.
    Pretty good fantasy QB though if you can stomach having a Cowboy on your roster.

  29. BKinacti0n says: Oct 9, 2009 7:55 AM

    Romo needs T.O. like D.Ware needs Chris Canty. Both “stars” have minimal production without the compliment.

  30. giantphan says: Oct 9, 2009 8:16 AM

    i’ll take elis dopey looks from the podium at the superbowl over romo’s pity party sitting on the ten yard line with head in hand after blowing the snap
    i enjoy close games with all the starters playing (if flozell doesn’t cripple the opponents)
    i wish romo luck and look forward to years of good football
    hey vox doesn’t marino have a ton of records??? how did that work out for him in the superbowls?
    phred

  31. Jim Naizeeum says: Oct 9, 2009 8:28 AM

    Yeah, no other QB gets critisized, here are a few that took at least as much crap from the fans & press at some point in their careers:
    Eli Manning
    Duante Culpepper
    Rex Grossman
    Chad Pennington
    Donovan McKnabb
    Trent Dilfer
    But all these guys won MULTIPLE playoff games, with less pro bowl players around them.

  32. Provance1 says: Oct 9, 2009 8:29 AM

    Romo was crowned and paid way too early. He is vastly overrated. He will not bring the Cowboys a superbowl.

  33. Borg30 says: Oct 9, 2009 8:36 AM

    Chap wrote:
    Is Eli Manning really a vocall leader? I mean have you seen the facial expressions on that douche bags face after everything?
    Chap, you are the total Douche Bag along with all your cowgirl fans.

  34. chapnasty says: Oct 9, 2009 8:43 AM

    @ TheDpr
    I would challenge you on Cowboys fans being ignorant, unless of course you aren’t using the proper definition of the word. I am pretty well educated on what makes a successful QB and I also have a pretty good understanding of how we measure success in the NFL. While his statistics are good, I agree unless he can win the game it doesn’t matter much to a fan. However to say that stats arent meaningful to the broader sense of the NFL is off base and wrong. Take Marino out of the Hall of Fame if that’s the case.

  35. ProfessorEmmitt says: Oct 9, 2009 8:54 AM

    “Well, for one thing, I don’t know why on God’s earth Tony Romo has been anointed a superstar in the National Football League,” Dorsett said.
    He hasn’t done anything really in the National Football League to deserve all the recognition and visibility that he’s gotten so far.”

  36. VOX JONES says: Oct 9, 2009 8:55 AM

    shawnc16 says:
    VoxVeritas are you happy with the way Romo has played this year?
    Of course he is They are Riding a FOUR YEAR WINNING STREAK !! WOO HOO!!!!!
    GO Cowboys !!!

  37. ProfessorEmmitt says: Oct 9, 2009 8:59 AM

    “[W]hen you have your offseason and you say things are going to change and you’ve never been that dominant personality or in that leadership position then, as a player, you lose me,” Emmitt told Adam Schein and Rich Gannon. “You lost me. I’m sitting there saying, ‘OK, now you’re going to become a leader?’ What happened when we had all this great talent over here and we had a chance to go, not only in the playoffs, but in the first round of the playoffs when we got knocked out both times? Now all of a sudden you’re going to change? And our talent level is less than it was two years ago? How much better can we be?”

  38. crunchtyme says: Oct 9, 2009 9:20 AM

    most here seem to hate the cowboys, and yes romo sucks and wade blows and garrett swallows, but being a dallas fans its so nice to see all the ones out there that hate them so much but yet spend so much of their time talkin about em……..maybe come up with somethingnew and tell us what we don’t already know is wrong with the team!

  39. Jackson says: Oct 9, 2009 9:22 AM

    Vox……we are both Cowboy fans but for god’s sake man……..STOP BRINGING UP ROMO’S STATS!!!!!!!!!
    no one cares dude. he has not performed when it mattered and until he does that no matter how good his win-loss record is in the REGULAR season he will continue to receive negative comments and they will be well deserved if he keeps turning the ball over.
    this is why I have never givin Favre the credit others have. he turns the ball over way too much or did in his career I should say. he has the record for interceptions for a reason. the fool has played almost 2 decades and has only won one superbowl.
    I do think Romo just needs to play his way through this as mentioned in another comment earlier, but until he wins when it matters the flack will continue.

  40. Borg30 says: Oct 9, 2009 9:38 AM

    @crunchtyme
    ok, just a reminder
    your team still need to do the following:
    get a REAL GM,
    bench Tony Romo
    cut flozell
    and fire jason garrett and wade phillips during your bye week
    and last, hope KC wins this week.

  41. rawisdan says: Oct 9, 2009 9:38 AM

    @ninjaneer says:
    “take away jason garret and insert…..anybody…and this quarterback is ten times better off…”
    Agreed.

  42. overkil2 says: Oct 9, 2009 9:39 AM

    “giantphan says:
    October 9, 2009 8:16 AM
    hey vox doesn’t marino have a ton of records??? how did that work out for him in the superbowls?
    phred

    Let’s not compare Romo and Marino in the same breath. Marino was a leader. He had passion and fire and gave opposing defenses fits for years. Romo is a QB who is happy playing for the Cowboys, making his huge salary and banging Simpson(Any man would be happy if they were in his shoes). Maybe if he had more passion for the game and worked harder, he may have been drafted and may now be a top 5 QB.
    The only thing that they have in common is that they haven’t won a superbowl. Marino’s teams either sucked on defense or had no running game whatsoever.

  43. ForrestGump says: Oct 9, 2009 9:47 AM

    “# VoxVeritas says: October 8, 2009 11:46 PM
    He’s 62 pass attempts from making the record books, by the way.”
    Another utterly useless stat.
    Here’s one for ya that actually means something…
    Cowboys – haven’t – won – a – playoff – game – since – 1996.

  44. dcfan-1212450 says: Oct 9, 2009 9:51 AM

    The Cowboys and the Redskins have the same problem. Owners to involved in the teams. Players dont know if their coaches are staying, media is so up in their grills its insane, and nothing is safe with owners with no patience. It is so hard to work under such conditions in the NFL and as a die hard Redskins fan, i have to defend Romo on this. The man can play, and right now its all in his head. His receivers also are weak. Roy Williams was never a stud receiver in getting seperation, but he is tall. Now i hope it all stays in his head, and he falls out like a ton of great talented players who just couldn’t handle it in this league, but dont think he cant play.

  45. BigBlueWreckingCrew says: Oct 9, 2009 9:55 AM

    @ Vox
    Attempts? Really?? Please do explain to me this coveted attempts record.
    Eli doesn’t need to be overly boisterous or loud to be a leader. He does it through hard work and preparation. The younger offensive players around him see this and follow suit. Romo doesn’t need to get loud either, just needs to suck it up, play ball, and make some better decisions. Honestly, he needs a change of scenery to be successful now. Dallas has ruined him…. as it will to many players and coaches with the expectations put upon them every year by Jerry Jones and Co.

  46. Jerry's World says: Oct 9, 2009 10:09 AM

    Funny thing about all you Romo haters and Cowboy haters is that any team other than a couple would love to have Romo as their starting QB. So you Cowboy haters just keep on hatin and we will keep on being the best franchise in the NFL.

  47. ForrestGump says: Oct 9, 2009 10:23 AM

    # Jerry’s World says: October 9, 2009 10:09 AM
    ..and we will keep on being the best franchise in the NFL.”
    Best? At what?
    Losing when it matters?

  48. Borg30 says: Oct 9, 2009 10:23 AM

    @Jerry’s World
    you mean, the best franchise of being NFL Criminals.

  49. ec3420 says: Oct 9, 2009 10:24 AM

    Average QB at best, good backup on most teams. It is what it is and he is average.

  50. BigBlueWreckingCrew says: Oct 9, 2009 10:25 AM

    “Funny thing about all you Romo haters and Cowboy haters is that any team other than a couple would love to have Romo as their starting QB. So you Cowboy haters just keep on hatin and we will keep on being the best franchise in the NFL.”
    You enjoy being the “best franchise in the NFL.” I’ll enjoy being a Giants fan and basking in the glow of actual success ON THE FIELD!!

  51. VOX JONES says: Oct 9, 2009 10:31 AM

    Yeah, Jerry We are the BEST! WOO HOO !!!

  52. crunchtyme says: Oct 9, 2009 10:39 AM

    @ borg30
    u must not have read the post i put up very well, it said tell us fans something we don’t already know!!!!!!!
    and in case that didn’t make clear sense…..TELL US FANS SOMETHING WE DON’T ALREADY KNOW!!!!!

  53. Steeler4life says: Oct 9, 2009 10:41 AM

    @Vox, Ole Dirty ChapNasty, TO,
    You guys ought to start a group because you are always crying about your quarterback.

  54. Resolution says: Oct 9, 2009 10:42 AM

    Jerry’s world, I mean VOX… way to make a silly generic statement. What if someone was a Colt or Saints fan and hated Romo? Do you really think Romo is better than Peyton? Brees? Seriously? Thats truly… breathtakingly stupid.
    Listen stat-master, you go run the numbers and you will see that Romo is a flat-out average QB. Not great, but not awful. Face the facts, your QB is dead-center average in the leage for the past three years. At least be thankful you don’t have Campbell.

  55. russrpm says: Oct 9, 2009 10:51 AM

    Romo was at his best when he was running and gunning, making things happen when his protection failed. Apparently it offended Florio and a lot of other people that he seemed to be having a good time instead of keeping an Aikman glare on his face 24 hours a day.
    Now, they have him in such a straight jacket ( stay in the pocket, control the game, no turnovers) that his is afraid to make a mistake and is so tight that he is losing what made him so special. The best thing the Cowboys can do for Romo is to tell him to do what comes naturally, just play the game.

  56. giantphan says: Oct 9, 2009 10:55 AM

    dcfan,
    you are so right, there are three teams where the owners can’t get it thru their heads that they are not coaches …. dallas, oakland, and your skins …. i wish snyder would back off i miss the skins giants rivalry
    best of luck the rest of the way
    phred

  57. Rickah99 says: Oct 9, 2009 11:07 AM

    Seriously, Rom-O-Choke is exactly as advertised:
    An undrafted NON-bigboy college program QB…and he’s pretty much delivered! Not clutch, and zippy playoff wins! Now we’re supposed to believe this team is moving forward when you subtract Me-Oh’s 1200+yds/10+tds per season? Yeah, sure! At least the Eagles had ONE down year after ONE year with Owens…every other year they were playoff bound…including this one….HIIIIYOOOO!!! That just happened!

  58. giantphan says: Oct 9, 2009 11:36 AM

    BigBlueWreckingCrew says:
    October 9, 2009 10:25 AM
    You enjoy being the “best franchise in the NFL.” I’ll enjoy being a Giants fan and basking in the glow of actual success ON THE FIELD!!
    ___________________________________
    Excuse me ….. do you mind if i bask with you??? lol
    i agree with you my brother….
    Eli will be leading by 14 at the half ….. then we rest him and let Carr finish up so Eli will be ready for narleans
    Romo is like the old center for the Giants jim burt, you loved it when he was on your team but hated to play against him …. cheap dirty …. wait thats flozell ….. one and the same lol ….
    i’m not saying romeo is dirty …. you would just rather have him than face him
    dirty reminds me of ….
    terrell
    romanowski
    damn who was that tall offensive lineman for the eagles???
    we can sit here all day naming guys like that
    phred

  59. Jerry's World says: Oct 9, 2009 11:40 AM

    Good ole Eagirl fans, such great fans for a team that has never done anything but get to the big games and choke year after year. The Bills and the Eagirls are one in the same….

  60. Borg30 says: Oct 9, 2009 11:45 AM

    OK Crunch,
    Something you cowgirls do not already Know??
    It was a big mistake to cut T.O. Your team should have cut Romo.

  61. Siouxfan says: Oct 9, 2009 11:49 AM

    Wow this is knucklehead central, Romo is a solid QB that has been close to breaking out as one of the best QBs in the NFL, 0-2 in the playoffs! Big deal he has only had 2 chances. He has won big games in big spots and will continue to, he has had a couple of bad games this year big deal! He will right the ship and be a top 10 QB at the end of the season just like he has been the last 4 years.

  62. giantphan says: Oct 9, 2009 11:53 AM

    Runyan …… john runyan thats it

  63. giantphan says: Oct 9, 2009 11:56 AM

    jerrysworld, don’t forget minny
    siouxfan, your right he will improve his stats at the end of the season …. once he realizes he is not going to the playoffs he can relax and just have fun, the pressure is off lol…. chill i’m just kidding

  64. paranoidandroid says: Oct 9, 2009 12:10 PM

    downsouth49er says:
    October 9, 2009 2:41 AM
    The Cowgirls miss Owens because he made that passing offense go. ANY qb can throw to an open receiver, but the cowgirls receivers aren’t getting open and don’t have the ability to do so. Take a look at the 9ers, we don’t have a stud QB(Romo according to the media) or a stud WR(Roy Williams according to the media), but we have a good RB in Gore and a defense that is playing well…the cowgirls have a good RB in Barber and Jones, but their defense and passing game sucks…they got lucky against the bucs and panthers, and if this cowgirls team wins more than 7 games i will forever vote them as “Americas Team”…they suck
    Hey Vox, whatever happened to the MB guy that you once mentioned, the backup TE? Not making that many noise now that T.O. is gone…cowgirls so overrated
    ——-
    don’t worry, the niners will be back to mediocrity, at best, in no time.

  65. Lights Out 56 says: Oct 9, 2009 12:10 PM

    Philip Rivers is the next Dan Marino, but he’ll win the Super Bowl as soon as Norv gets fired.

  66. ForrestGump says: Oct 9, 2009 12:22 PM

    “# Borg30 says: October 9, 2009 10:23 AM
    @Jerry’s World
    you mean, the best franchise of being NFL Criminals.”
    Nah, 1st place in that category is a tie between the Ravens and Patriots.

  67. paranoidandroid says: Oct 9, 2009 12:31 PM

    haha…eli. wow, how that bandwagon has come around. you fairweather giant fans were ready to run coughlin and manning out of there and now listen to you. i bet you ordered the dumbface kid fathead didn’t you? you can do alot with a solid running game and stout defense, just ask trent dilfer.
    its all relative. i think that jerry is the problem, not romo. that said he threw some very bad passes on sunday that nearly got williams killed.
    when they get away from the run thats when things go wrong. that line should be blowing up holes all over the place and they’re not gettin it done. romo has shown flashes of greatness but not in the last couple of games.

  68. crunchtyme says: Oct 9, 2009 12:34 PM

    ok borg30
    no borg ur wrong they should have cut the cupcake coach and that loser garrett, and also should send that soft ass roy williams packin….that trade for him was payback for the walker trade with minnesota years ago…..this guy is worthless!!!!!!!

  69. Hugh says: Oct 9, 2009 1:11 PM

    VoxVeritas says:
    October 8, 2009 11:46 PM
    “So how in the hell is Romo just learning these things now?”
    What makes you think that he’s just now learning them? There’s nothing in that article to indicate that Romo had a V-8 moment in his talks with former QBs. Jeez Florio how does one go from an undrafted Eastern Illinois slappy to QB of America’s team, one of the best W-L percentages among active QBs in the NFL and on pace to smash a few highly regarded all-time passing records if not through hard work and confidence in one’s self? Do you think that kind of thing happens by accident? Did you just tumble off the mountain and fall into a lucrative legal practice, and did you just step off a curb into a puddle of even more lucrative sports commentary? Nothing comes easy in this life for those that aren’t born into it and Tony Romo is no exception. He got where he is by good old fashioned hard work and Bill Parcells would be the first to tell you that. The guy is not lacking in confidence, either. Hell I’ve always thought that he’s over-confident. Maybe he’s the best that he’ll ever be and if he is, well that’s pretty damn good. Not great, but good.
    He’s 62 pass attempts from making the record books, by the way.
    —————————————————
    Translation:
    ———————————————————
    DallasDouchebagDefender says:
    October 8, 2009 11:46 PM
    Your facts of Dallas’ suckage means nothing to me. I will defend these douchnozzles ’til the end. You can’t stop me, as I am the DallasDouchebagDefender!!!!!

  70. Ocelot138 says: Oct 9, 2009 2:53 PM

    “Big deal he has only had 2 chances.”
    Sorry siouxfan — he’s had more than that. 44-6 was not a playoff game by the schedule, but it was a win-and-in game for the Cowboys. All they had to do was beat the 9-6-1 Eagles.
    Romo played one of the best games ever that day… if you’re a Birds fan! Hahaha.
    Romo is the anti-clutch.

  71. texasPHINSfan says: Oct 9, 2009 3:22 PM

    i’m not sure romo is qualified to talk about the realities of playing quarterback.

  72. Hovenaut says: Oct 9, 2009 3:48 PM

    I’d like a remake of ‘Stepbrothers’ w/ Aikman and Romo in the starring roles.
    Aikman – “and all this time I’m thinking I’ve got a huge doucher as a successor……..”
    (Romo nodding and grinning, while throwing the football, trying to hit the side of the barn)

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