Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty has had a lot to say this week, on subjects ranging from his facemask to his recovery from knee surgery to his extremely high opinion of a teammate. And now Canty has something to say about a former teammate who’s now an opponent.
Canty made clear to say that he thinks Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo — his teammate in Dallas from 2005 to 2008 — is a good player, but he then said he thinks the reason the Giants have been more successful than the Cowboys is that Eli Manning has been better than Romo in the clutch.
“Romo’s a tremendous quarterback, statistically he’s a top five quarterback, that’s undeniable,” Canty said on ESPN’s SportsNation, via the Dallas Morning News. “At the end of the day, in the clutch situations, he hasn’t performed as well as you would like him to. I think ultimately, that’s been the difference between their franchise and the Giants ability to be successful.”
Canty said the Giants “absolutely” believe they can force Romo to make mistakes when the pressure is on.
“Obviously, when you put pressure on any quarterback you can cause mistakes,” Canty said. “I think Romo has been prone to make mistakes in the clutch situations and his team has not been able to be successful because of it.”
Romo will try to prove Canty wrong when the Cowboys and Giants meet on opening night, which is now less than 10 weeks away.