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Tony Romo knows he has a lot to learn

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Tony Romo is taking on a new job on CBS’ top broadcasting team this year, something that his new network colleague Boomer Esiason said would be a “trial by fire” due to the high-profile nature of his role as Jim Nantz’s partner.

During an appearance on Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski on his Sirius XM Radio Basketball and Beyond, Romo said that he would be dedicated in his preparation for a public trial that will call for him to improve quickly if he’s going to be a hit.

“Yeah, I’m excited about it,” Romo said. “I think the number one thing is I’m probably gonna have to learn a lot. It reminds me of my rookie year where you come in and you think like, ‘OK I know a little bit.” You know nothing. And then you get in the NFL and you’re just like, ‘Woah.’ There’s is a lot, just knowledge, you have to know. And I’m starting at the bottom. I’m not naïve enough to think about to come in and I’m going to be Chris Collinsworth, you know, day one. But I think there’s an excitement because I love to grind. My back didn’t allow me to throw 350 days a year anymore, but I do have the ability to go do this 350 days a year. And so with practice, with teaching yourself — that part of it is exciting. I’m excited about, like, not being good at something and having to go attack it at another level to get better fast. I don’t sleep very well if I’m not improving on something that I care about. Or at least showing signs that I’m getting to where I wanna go. Staying the same really doesn’t sit well and so it’s going to be fun to go attack it that way.”

Romo has a few months to attack his new job before he’ll be exposed to any public scrutiny of how well he’s transitioned to life off of the playing field.

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13 Responses to “Tony Romo knows he has a lot to learn”
  1. rooneyruleblues says: Apr 6, 2017 3:24 PM

    Hes gonna suck. Most overrated QB ever, never won anything. 2 playoff wins and a boatload of chokes.

    If he played anywhere outside the hell hole of texas nobody would be talking or thinking about this guy.

  2. weepingjebus says: Apr 6, 2017 3:27 PM

    Hasn’t even started yet and I’m already exhausted by his aimless babbling. I honestly feel bad for whoever had to type up that quote.

  3. MichaelEdits says: Apr 6, 2017 3:30 PM

    Fortunately, Simms set the bar pretty low.

  4. xdolfan says: Apr 6, 2017 3:30 PM

    I can’t be the only one who’s tired of hearing about Romo’s new gig. But I may be the only one who didn’t want to see Simms go.

  5. TheDPR says: Apr 6, 2017 3:31 PM

    Seems like he’s got the right attitude and work ethic, but these comments show that he’s already way too long-winded, a la Phil Simms. If it’s a simple point, make it simply, clearly, and concisely. If it’s a complicated point, do the same. There’s lesson one.

  6. madmax80 says: Apr 6, 2017 3:32 PM

    Why does he assume he gets 15 days off!!

  7. redlikethepig says: Apr 6, 2017 3:34 PM

    He’ll be fine once the Cowboy stink wears off.

  8. whenwilliteverend says: Apr 6, 2017 3:36 PM

    It’s only a matter of time before his back gives out when he puts on the mic.

  9. jason9696 says: Apr 6, 2017 3:37 PM

    That’s kind of a low blow for Phil Simms I think he’s been on CBS for 20 years now and he’s being replaced by someone who’s never announced a game in his life. What happens if Tony Romo sucks?

  10. hockeyflow30 says: Apr 6, 2017 3:37 PM

    He’s going to be talking about sports not planning a mission to Mars.

    75% of the people commenting on here can do the job.

  11. jjrs89 says: Apr 6, 2017 4:32 PM

    Think he meant “baptism by fire,” not trial

  12. campcouch says: Apr 6, 2017 5:04 PM

    I’m just not seeing this as an upgrade over Phil Simms. I don’t really disect every word spoken during games so I don’t have the hang up over Simms that others do, yet I can’t imagine Romo bringing some kind of passion to the booth. He’s kinda laid back.

  13. donlogansb says: Apr 6, 2017 5:27 PM

    How exciting!

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