Tony Romo takes a shot at Deion Sanders, who takes several shots in response

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A war of words broke out between Tony Romo and Deion Sanders yesterday.

It started when Romo, the Cowboys quarterback turned CBS broadcaster, said while calling the Chiefs-Cowboys game that Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters is not a good tackler. Romo added a little shot at Sanders, the Hall of Fame cornerback who was known during his playing days for avoiding contact.

“Peters doesn’t want to tackle,” Romo said. “He makes Deion Sanders look good at tackling.”

That led to a harsh response from Sanders later in the day on NFL Network.

“Tony, I tried my best to take the high road, but I don’t know the address to the high road,” Sanders said. “So I got to come at you, man. Ten years as a starter, you’re 2-4 in the playoffs. You ain’t won nothing. I tried to bury the hatchet. Both of us work for CBS. I went and shook your hand, I said, ‘Tony, you’re doing a great job this year.’ I thought that would be it. But nevertheless you keep on shooting at me. Tony, what’s going on, man? I got a gold jacket that I didn’t buy. Dak says hi. And bye. Tony, leave me alone, man. I’ve got a lot of ammunition, man. How many interceptions, 19 in 2012? Come on, man, you threw to everyone but me. Tony, come on, man. You know you never won the big one. You know you never won the big one. So stop. Leave me alone. I tried to take the high road but I don’t know the address.”

We look forward to Sunday, when we will see whether Romo has anything more to say about Sanders.

223 responses to “Tony Romo takes a shot at Deion Sanders, who takes several shots in response

  1. This is hilarious. Mouthy Tony not even 8 games in and he’s still running his mouth after running around in the pocket and throwing the worst-timed INTs anyone has seen this side of Jay Cutler or Brett Favre.

  2. Unlike Sanders, I find myself actually willing to tune into a game featuring Romo as announcer because he’s actually entertaining.

  3. I remember watching a game one time and Aikman made a similar comment about deons ” business decision” comment about not tackling.

    Funny he didn’t go after Aikman.

  4. Sounds like Deion got a little butthurt.

    Romo is doing very well, and part of the job is to call a spade a spade, despite ruffling feathers. I love Deion, he’s from my hometown and I idolized him growing up. I still love Deion, but Romo is not wrong. Deion admitted himself he didn’t like tackling back in the day.

  5. First of all, Romo is boring as a broadcast commentator. Second, he has no right to talk about Sanders, especially he’s a hof and Tony is no body. I’m with Sanders on this one.

  6. Peters may be worse at tackling than Deion, but I have to believe he has thicker skin than Deion at least

  7. Unless there is something behind the scenes we don’t know about, Deion is actinf like a crybaby.

    Doesn’t Deion talk all the time about “business decisions” when choosing not to tackle? All with a smile on his face?

  8. Deion was a great cover corner, a great returner, and a great Outfielder. Deoin is in the Hall deservedly.

    Deion, Tony spoke the truth when he said you were not a tackler. It is true, no one thinks any less of what you did because of it, but it is true. If you really were a good guy, you’d laugh and make a joke about it, and it would be done.

    Now that you are an analyst and Tony is an analyst, Tony is better than you. As an analyst he is better than you.

    Tony may not have been a better football player, but he is a better analyst. He gives better insight.

  9. Romo could have made his point without mentioning Sanders by name, that’s the problem. Deion has both the rings, and gold jacket, which is something Romo will never attain. Both men played for the same organization, so you wouldn’t expect a lesser player like Romo to throw Sanders under the bus like that.

  10. Seems like the truth really gets under his skin. The high road would have been to laugh it off since you do already have that Gold jacket and everyone knows you were a great cover corner. But Deion and his big mouth just couldn’t resist. NFL Network would be better off without him. The address isn’t the only thing he doesn’t know. Romo is classy, Deion trashy.

  11. I actually like listening to Romo. He’s still close enough to his playing days that he has a huge love for the game (and some interesting insights on former teammates and opponents) and hasn’t quite evolved his “filter” yet, which makes him entertaining. I learn things from listening to him which is more than can be said for a lot of the other commentators out there.

  12. Guess Romo touched a nerve. Although his statement was dead on, there is no need to point to Sanders specifically, especially with Deion being the best cover corner that has ever lived and the tendency for most corners to make “business decisions” on tackling, in order to preserve their tiny bodies and stay on the field.

  13. I’ve watched a lot of football over the last 30 plus years and I’m amazed by the things that Romo points out that I would have never noticed or known. He adds a fun new level to watching games he calls and his love for football is obvious and refreshing. They did a Packer game several weeks back and they showed an old lady in the stands wearing a Rodgers jersey and a rain coat and Romo goes “There’s Aron Rodgers trying to stay dry.” Classic!

  14. This is hilarious. Mouthy Tony not even 8 games in and he’s still running his mouth after running around in the pocket and throwing the worst-timed INTs anyone has seen this side of Jay Cutler or Brett Favre.
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    Tony Romo post-season QB rating – 93.0

    Tom Brady post-season QB rating – 89.0

  15. Sanders is probably the greatest cover corner ever. I don’t think he needs to respond to a joke about his tackling (that is probably correct). His legacy is safe. Just chuckle and don’t be so petty. Romo knows he didn’t win a Super Bowl… He’d be the first to enjoy some self deprecating humor about it I’m sure.

    Have to love Prime, but he should be able to take some ribbing.

  16. As much as I like what Romo is bringing to the featured CBS game on Sunday afternoons and Thursday nights, he needs to be careful with some of his comments. He didn’t need to mention Sanders lackadaisical tackling. True that Deion appeared to avoid head on contact but he brought other benefits to the teams defenses he played on. Not to mention special teams.
    I’d like to be a fly on the wall next time they meet in person.

  17. Nothing he said addressed the issue, which is he avoided tackling at all costs.

    Maybe they can sit down at a Golden Corral and work things out.

  18. Deion is a baby…throw out a lot of nonsense to cover up the truth.
    It hurts buddy, we can tell.

  19. For years, Deion has talked about his reluctance to tackle, making light of it and saying, “he wasn’t paid to tackle” — which is true. For him to get his feelings hurt over that makes zero sense. You’ve made light of the situation, you preach strictly coverage, there are no reasons to be upset.

  20. He would tackle when it was important – see the 49ers-Chargers Super Bowl when he made a very nice open field tackle on Natrone Means. But for “normal” occasions? Not so much. Which I don’t have a problem with, actually. I would rather have him healthy.

  21. Maybe that drawn on hair is making Deion’s brain too sensitive? Amazing that such a great player could be that insecure with himself.

  22. I am not impressed with Romo as a color analyst so far. He seems to be trying to tell us too much because he wants us to understand how well he knows football. It makes him rush everything he says so he can get it out before the snap.
    As far as what he said about Sanders, we should remember Sanders is the guy who poured water all over Tim McCarver because he didn’t like some things McCarver said about him, either. McCarver was obviously upset and told Sanders he was a “real class act”.
    Sanders can criticize other people and act like he knows everything about everything, but he can’t take it if someone points out the truth about him. The fact is, Sanders was lousy at tackling because he didn’t want any part of it. It’s the truth and if he can’t handle the truth, he should find another occupation.

  23. Romo needs to learn from this, as you just don’t get to say the same things as a commentator that you do as player. At the same time, Sanders (whom I believe is the best CB in league history) needs to own the fact that he’s wearing gold despite of his tackling, not because of it.

  24. Dion is morphing into al roker. Romo is right, Dion, “Hey, these shoulders are made for suits, not Brandon Jacobs.”

  25. I loathe and despise ESPN at this point, but I’ll watch their crew over the NFL Net guys.

    Hasselbeck, Woodson and Moss are great, IMO.

    Michael Irvin is absolutely intolerable. Deion just launched himself in that direction.

  26. This Eagles fan is surprisingly impressed with Romo’s commentating in his rookie season on TV and has always been particularly UNimpressed with Sanders’ tackling and his ridiculously uninformative television persona.

  27. Deion getting upset over his tackling is like Shaq getting upset when someone takes a shot about his free throws. Lighten up, Deion! Own it. The man got so upset about that, that he looked up Romo’s wikipedia page and memorized all his failures. Damn bro.

  28. Yes, Romo couldn’t win the big one, but with all of that HOF talent on the teams that Deion played on, one could argue that they should have won more – so who’s underachieved?

  29. This goes way back to when Tony was still playing. Deion would always pile on attacks on Tony when the Cowboys were struggling. Very hard attacks at times. I guess now Tony has a platform, is returning the favor.

  30. this story and these kinds of stories actually make the NFL fun! NFL desperately needs these kinds of stories. Instead of the legal process for Zeke’s suspension, poor ratings, empty stadiums, kneeling players, boring games and so on!

  31. 69nflcommenter420 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Deion sounds like a snowflake
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    Actually, Deion was defending himself just as Trump does when criticized by anyone. Is he a snowflake too?

  32. Wow, Prime. You can shovel all the dirt you want but it doesn’t make Romo wrong. Romo is turning out to be an excellent in the booth personality. Something Deion will never be.
    I guess the gold jacket and the two rings is not enough to keep Sanders from being butt hurt.

  33. Romo was a good QB, I liked him. But SANDERS was the most dominant player at his position during his career. I’ve watched NFL for 40 years, I’d take Sanders as my #1 corner. Romo is not even in the team pic for best QB of his Generation. Romo took a cheap shot.

  34. For as much as Dallas wanted to paint Romo being there as a good thing – “homecoming” – you got the impression it weasn’t all lollypops and roses with Romo. He seemed uncomfortable at the start of the broadcast after the thing about the video board tribute. Probably because he really did not want to quit being a player.

    In a sense, they are both right: Romo and Aikman cannot be compared, and Sanders couldn’t tackle anyone for spit.

    Really juvenile when you come down to it. Makes for good entertainment on sites likes this, I guess. But not professional courtesy.

  35. Deion himself says he didn’t like to tackle and made “business decisions” to intentionally let up on a tackle because he felt like he was too valuable to bother with the physical stuff. So how does he have any right to be so bent about that obviously accurate comment? Just sounds like a little baby. “You made a completely true point about me not tackling, well you don’t have a good playoff record! You threw interceptions in 2012!” shut up Deion. Get so sick of listening to that guy rant about everything.

  36. A highlight of the Post Simms/Pre Eli Giants era was when Dave Brown steamrolled Deion on the slowest QB carry in history. He needs to laugh it off.

  37. Please let this escalate to the point that CBS has to choose and they make the obvious call of Romo over Sanders. Deion was a hell of a player despite the fact that he had the same interest in tackling as most aging quarterbacks following an INT, but he’s a dreadful broadcaster.

  38. Valentino8100 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:33 am
    Romo needs to learn from this, as you just don’t get to say the same things as a commentator that you do as player. At the same time, Sanders (whom I believe is the best CB in league history) needs to own the fact that he’s wearing gold despite of his tackling, not because of it.

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    I disagree that Sanders is the best DB in league history. He was a shut down corner, but he never made a tackle in his life. I could name guys from the 60’s going forward who were better then he was. His ability to run with the ball added to his game, but best ever means just that and he was not that, to me.

  39. So Deion takes offense to someone saying he was afraid of contact? Did he watch film of himself? Maybe that’s a bad question.

    It amazes me how these days, when Individual X points out something about Individual Y most sane people will agree with, Individual Y lashes out a X. I could just imagine the conversation between the sun and the moon:

    Moon: That sun, you know, it comes up in the East every day.
    Sun: Well, you know Moon, I didn’t want to go there, but since you did, I will. The moon only comes out sometimes and when there are clouds out, you can’t even see it.

  40. I saw a play from the chiefs/broncos last week where Marcus Peters seriously moved out of a live ball carriers way. It was benchable to most coaches.

  41. Romo going 2-4 in the playoffs or whatever is blame for the whole team to take. Now, just flat out not wanting to tackle anyone, that’s all you Deion. Everyone knows you didn’t want to tackle anyone. Everyone also knows your foot came up lame every time you were to face Randy Moss. Funny how that works. You probably should have feigned turf toe on this one too.

  42. aarons444 says:

    November 6, 2017 at 11:23 am

    This is hilarious. Mouthy Tony not even 8 games in and he’s still running his mouth after running around in the pocket and throwing the worst-timed INTs anyone has seen this side of Jay Cutler or Brett Favre.
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    Tony Romo post-season QB rating – 93.0

    Tom Brady post-season QB rating – 89.0
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    You do realize that the playoffs get harder the deeper you go, so you would expect a QB rating to drop some, right?

  43. Deion bounced around to the best teams so he would have an easier time winning Super Bowls.
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    I don’t think he would have left the 9ers if they weren’t in such an awful cap mess.

  44. Tony Romo post-season QB rating – 93.0

    Tom Brady post-season QB rating – 89.0

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    …and that right there tells you how useless that stat is.

  45. Tony probably knows the address to the high road and will take it. Unless there’s more to this story than what Romo said during the broadcast, Deion should have just laughed with the rest of the country.

  46. tylawspick6 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:09 am
    This is hilarious. Mouthy Tony not even 8 games in and he’s still running his mouth after running around in the pocket and throwing the worst-timed INTs anyone has seen this side of Jay Cutler or Brett Favre

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    “Still running his mouth….” I not even sure what that means….he’s paid to talk about football…..so “running his mouth” is kinda his job. Its not like he was sitting at home and tweeted that or held a press conference to talk about Deion’s lack of tackling.

    A Cowboys fan, who saw every down of Romo’s career, his lack of rings isnt his fault. Jerry’s poor drafting, bad contracts to aging players and bad rosters are the reason Romo lacks rings. Yeah, he had some ill-timed interceptions, even the best have them. Romo wasnt the resons his teams went 8-8, he was the reason they were able to get to 8-8.

    In the playoffs he threw 8 TD’s and only 2 INT’s, with a 93 QB Rating. Not saying he is hall of fame worthy, but he was a REALLY good QB for a really average to below average teams during his tenure in Dallas. His best team was probably that 2014 team, they beat Detroit, the had a shot a beating Green Bay on the road had Dez’s catch been ruled a catch.

  47. Oh, Deion. Romo is correct. It isn’t a slight. You were notorious for lack of tackling prowess. That does’t take a single thing away from your abilities and performance as a corner.

  48. Romo is a delightful surprise as an analyst and is doing a great job. I love listening to him on Sundays and learn a lot from him. Deion was a great player and a wonderful athlete who is deservedly in the HOF. Having said all that, here’s my opinion for what it’s worth: just because you CAN say something doesn’t always mean you SHOULD. Both of these guys might want to think about that.

  49. This is the difference between being fair about yourself and being an arrogant jerk. Sanders might be the best pure cover guy ever, but that doesn’t imply that his game was perfect in every way – and it wasn’t. To show how off-base Sanders is, virtually everything he said in response about Romo was a bunch of hot garbage. Football is a team game, and Sanders was lucky enough that he played for many defenses that helped cover up his MAJOR weakness. Romo did everything he could to carry his team, and unfortunately for him his teammates too often let him down.

    Then again, this shouldn’t surprise, because Romo’s QB weaknesses have become a mythical leviathan at this point. Some people are still dumb enough to think he was “a choker”, when in fact he was literally THE BEST QB at the end of close games during his time in the NFL (look up his performances with 2 and 4 minutes remaining in close games – he has the best performances in both situations, among contemporary QBs, and the next guy isn’t even close).

  50. This can’t be the first time Deion has heard someone questioning his tackling, can it? If not, how is it even possible for him to still be so sensitive about it? Deion wasn’t wrong about anything he said about Romo, but that stuff was irrelevant to the discussion and just makes him look petty.

  51. This can’t be the first time Deion has heard someone questioning his tackling, can it? If not, how is it even possible for him to still be so sensitive about it, after how many years now? Deion wasn’t wrong about anything he said about Romo, but that stuff was irrelevant to the discussion and just makes him look petty.

  52. I disagree that Sanders is the best DB in league history. He was a shut down corner, but he never made a tackle in his life. I could name guys from the 60’s going forward who were better then he was.
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    How do you argue the era’s though?

    Just like Joe Namath being in the Hall of Fame having thrown 47 (FORTY-SEVEN) more INTs than TDs. It was a different time. Different measuring sticks. There isn’t a QB in football today who would start in that circumstance, let alone make it to the HOF.

    Sure Night Trane Lane was more physical. He could maul his opponent without consequences. Deion played in an era where that wasn’t possible via the same means. He took away his side of the field with athletic ability. In the end, the result is the same.

  53. Yes Deion. You are a superbowl winner.
    Yes Deion. You are a Hall of Famer.
    Yes Deion. You are one of the greatest to play you position.

    Yes Deion. You still avoided tackling.

    You have proven to be the best at your position. But to attack a colleague in the manner about his lack of acommplishments knowing that his intentions were not to attack you and your accomplishments is classless.

  54. Regardless of his shortcomings both as a quarterback and a fledgling color commentator, that doesn’t change the fact that Deion was never known for his tackling…shutdown corner yes.

  55. The good TV analysts would make their public comments about the game and the league rather than about themselves.

  56. Wow…what a baby Sanders is. He took his response to the lowest possible level. What Tony Romo said is absolutely true, and Sanders knows it. He did not have to make it personal. I would rather listen to Romo any day than Sanders and his stale, scratchy-voiced NFL Network act. Why is he even there? He’s annoying.

  57. DS hits harder from the desk than he did on the field.

    TR still couldn’t hold his jock however.

  58. Tony Romo post-season QB rating – 93.0

    Tom Brady post-season QB rating – 89.0
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    …and that right there tells you how useless that stat is.
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    It states the obvious.

    Romo and Brady have played almost evenly in the post-season.

    The clear difference is the organizations they were a part of.

  59. Damn, people get butthurt so much now. Romo was making a point in a humorous manner. It wasn’t malicious. The fact that when Romo was discussing poor tackling Sanders was the first name that popped into his head means he either has a foggy memory of Deion’s playing days or it was so rampant that it sticks as a legacy. I’m going with option B, just like every single fan of the game that remembers Sanders on a football field. Deion was the best cover corner I have ever seen but he wouldn’t tackle much…which is considerably worse than couldn’t tackle much. Maybe that’s really why Sanders is so mad.

  60. Stay classy Deion..Deion was a great corner but he didn’t like tackling like Hillary did not like the truth. Just admit to admit and move on. This stuff looks beyond petty.

  61. C’mon Deion. Let’s not pretend that you conveniently became a journeyman to latch on to the 2 best teams in back-to-back seasons in order to coat-tail your way to a championship. Romo may be without a ring, but you took the easy “front-runner” route to get yours. Your gold jacket is much deserved but that’s about it. You’re a legit HOFer that sucked at tackling..or maybe you were just afraid of the contact. Facts or facts, now get over it.

  62. bradygirl Wow…what a baby Sanders is. He took his response to the lowest possible level. What Tony Romo said is absolutely true, and Sanders knows it. He did not have to make it personal. I would rather listen to Romo any day than Sanders and his stale, scratchy-voiced NFL Network act. Why is he even there? He’s annoying…wish we had a LOVE BUTTON!! Touchdown Bradygirl!!

  63. Romos teams had no defense while Sanders had Hayley and woodson that’s why he has rings Sanders great player deserves to be in hall of fame but was not a great tackler didn’t want to be give romo credit for making plays out of nothing and playing with injury’s that 300 pound lineman wouldn’t think of playing with

  64. Romo took a shot but it was the truth – Sanders never wanted to tackle, and it was well known. And Sanders rightfully took a shot back. Ironically if they played together Romo may actually have a ring.

  65. That Deion wasn’t excited about contact was common knowledge in the 90s…and no one cared because he was so darned good in coverage. No one wanted him getting hurt trying to plug the B gap or whatever. Wasn’t worth it.

    What a weird thing to get all huffy about.

    Lastly, Deion turned himself into a hired gun during the first days of free agency (the Wild West) in order to cherry-pick the best teams to get a ring. Teams have since figured out how to protect their best players a little better since then, and the league has done a better job of preventing this kind of overload thing from happening since. Kind of a cheap shot as Romo ground it out on many subpar and/or highly flawed, not very deep Cowboys teams for his career.

  66. Deion sounds like Jordan or Shaq – despite all their success, they are still insecure. You would think he’d know his accomplishments speak for themselves, but I guess not.

  67. This is like you ribbing your buddy about his poor golf game and him firing back “Hey how’s your marriage going? Kid still getting Ds in math?”

  68. Two egos no waiting, new venue broadcasting each trades whiffs and picks for glibness and quips. A nerve struck… the truth hurts, x 2.

    Sanders doth protest too much, proof tackle football & CTE are not mutually exclusive. 19? Same number fumbles Sanders put on the turf career – same number unassisted tackles too… it’s a small, small world.

    The other hand, how many pink slips after arrival, sports career? Talk about wearing out a welcome: his tattered passport reads like War & Peace contrast a jersey looked less soiled aft 60 minutes the gridiron than it did start the game.

    Upshot: current venue broadcasting, neither them is ‘must see/hear TV.’

  69. “I had no idea that Deion wasn’t known for his tackling until Tony Romo mentioned it” said no football fan ever.

  70. Romo is an insightful broadcaster who lets people inside the game, like few others. Also, he is pretty funny. Most humor has truth in it, as Romo’s comments did. I don’t see why Dion is upset, it’s common knowledge he was an atrocious tackler. It’s also common knowledge he was one of the best cover corners & return man ever. Lastly, Dion can go towards the big game failings of TR but last I checked Dion hitched his wagons to 2 super teams to win it all.

  71. If someone said, “Hey Dave Krieg, did you know that Brett Favre didn’t break your record of fumbles until AFTER he became a grandfather?”, Dave would probably have a good laugh.

    Because some people don’t have skin so thin that they can’t laugh at themselves for their obvious faults.

  72. Yeah, Sanders is a baby who shied away from tackling and it’s ok for him to make fun of himself, but not for anyone else to do the same. I don’t think he should have made the HOF based on his non-tackling issues. But Prime was spot on in criticizing Romo. Tony’s never won anything and he was made a prima donna by the media despite some inept performances in big games. He’s not that good of an analyst, but the media, again, seems to love him.

  73. silvernblacksabbath says:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:07 am
    Romo was still correct.
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    They are both correct. OTOH, where Romo was always overrated on the football field, as he is already overrated in the booth, Deion was arguably the greatest cover CB the game has ever known, a dangerous return man, and worthy of his HOF gold jacket.

  74. I think this more than the comment. I’m not sure if these two are fans of each other. I believe Deion has recognized the fact he wasn’t a great tackler. I think he said it more that he made a business decision when it came time to tackle or that he wasn’t paid to tackle. Either way, Deion’s response sounds more like he just doesn’t like Romo, because I’ve heard others say he wasn’t a good tackler and not heard Sanders respond to them like he did to Romo. However, he may have and I never heard.

  75. Everything Romo said is true…..however….Sanders stated facts also in return. So neither took the high road. No need for Romo to compare a player to Sanders unwillingness to hit. But he did. No need for Sanders to fire back but he did.

    It’s all harmless ribbing at the end of the day. For the record Sanders has always bragged and told talented cover corners not to hit because you don’t get paid big money to do that. And unfortunately he is right!

  76. He took a shot at your tackling not at you personally. By the way he spoke the truth. Better to find the address to “High Road” then to get stuck on “Can’t Take Criticism Highway”.

  77. Clearly Deion saw this as an opportunity to latch onto Romo’s current success – and try to grab some of the limelight for himself. Had any other analyst made the same comment (and I’m sure many have) Sanders would have ignored it.

    Deion has always been about getting Deion the most attention possible. This is just another the latest example.

  78. Tony made a joke about something Deion jokes about all the time. Not sure why Deion is crying all of a sudden.

  79. Lastly, Deion turned himself into a hired gun during the first days of free agency (the Wild West) in order to cherry-pick the best teams to get a ring. Teams have since figured out how to protect their best players a little better since then
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    The Falcons could have Franchised Deion.

    The Franchise Tag has existed since the advent of free agency.

  80. Deion acts like Romo is the first to make that joke.

    He’s not. And he certainly won’t be the last.

    You were a great cover corner, Deion – in the argument for GOAT in that respect.

    But tackling? Please.

  81. Romo’s was just a joke. Dieon’s was extremely personal.

    All you have to do to take the high road is literally nothing. You don’t sound better because you claim you’re trying to take the high road but still don’t.

    Whiny baby. Maybe he’d have been more tougher if he could take a hit.

  82. Deion Sanders was nowhere near as great, as true lockdown corners would also come up and make big hits or tackles on running plays. Rod Woodson and Champ Bailey are as good, if not better than, Deion Sanders at covering receivers. Yet, they will also come up and lay the wood on running backs to support their teammates on defense. Even a small cornerback like Darrell Green was an outstanding tackler and came up to make big plays on running backs much larger than he was.

  83. Room is nowhere near the analyst Dion is. He knows what a defense looks like cuz he was abused by them for years. There is definitely no place in is job discription to throw ANYBODY under a bus. Room, GROW UP AND LEARN YOUR JOB!!!!!!!

  84. aarons444 says:

    November 6, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Tony Romo post-season QB rating – 93.0

    Tom Brady post-season QB rating – 89.0
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    Romo’s is a much smaller sample size, and obviously he didn’t get it done at the key moments.

    And for those claiming it was the “team around him”, he is singularly and totally responsible for his team’s loss in Seattle because he choked at a key moment and couldn’t handle a routine snap. Brady has never had a similar gag even in a pre-season game.

  85. Don’t like Romo in the booth, he tries to hard to prove he knows this and that on the field which puts his short comings as QB on display. Does he realize, he has never won the big one? He sure don’t act like it, since they throw parades and events for him every month.I liked watching you play Tony but you came up short and had your chances, so act like it. He doesn’t seem to know lol

  86. When I saw that there was a program on the NFL network that had a DJ AND Deion Sanders, well, It was more that I could take. Haven’t watch a game or the NFL network since… I see the rating are down big, guess the players aren’t the only ones protesting.

  87. I love Deion’s instagram page. Positivity, God, ignoring the haters, blah blah blah. One little jab, a truthful jab, and he resorts to petulance to try and save face. What a fragile ego he has.

    Tony is doing a great job and part of what makes him great is his sense of humor and his lack of fear of criticizing players when appropriate.

    Don’t hold your breath waiting for Tony to retaliate. He’s a classy guy with his self esteem fully in check.

  88. R C says:
    November 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm
    Don’t like Romo in the booth, he tries to hard to prove he knows this and that on the field which puts his short comings as QB on display. Does he realize, he has never won the big one? He sure don’t act like it, since they throw parades and events for him every month.I liked watching you play Tony but you came up short and had your chances, so act like it. He doesn’t seem to know lol”

    What is this notion that a person needs to live the rest of his life in shame because he didn’t win a superbowl? Get a grip dude.

  89. He can whine all he wants, but the fact remains: Deion Sanders never met a ball carrier he couldn’t avoid with a little effort. He was much too concerned about getting his uniform dirty.

  90. Deion is a funny guy. It is “easy” to get rings when you are a mercenary and jump from great team to great team. It’s a fact that if Deion had stayed with his original NFL team for his entire career, he would have ZERO rings. Just like his former team. I guess 28-3, still stings, doesn’t it?

  91. Tony Romo post-season QB rating – 93.0

    Tom Brady post-season QB rating – 89.0

    ———————–

    Brady in Super Bowls 49 and 51:
    77.8 and 78.1 in Quarters 1-3
    140.1 and 115.2 in 4th quarter/OT

  92. It’s well known that Deon was a poor run defender and avoided tackling like the plague. On the other hand, Champ Bailey was one of the finest tackling corners of all time.

  93. November 6, 2017 at 2:25 pm
    Tony Romo post-season QB rating – 93.0

    Tom Brady post-season QB rating – 89.0

    ———————–

    Brady in Super Bowls 49 and 51:
    77.8 and 78.1 in Quarters 1-3
    140.1 and 115.2 in 4th quarter/OT

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    Why respond, man? Anyone clueless enough to compare Romo and Brady’s playoff accomplishments is delusional. One guy is a legend and another guy lost more more week 17 eliminations games than any other QB in NFL history.

  94. Tony was right.
    Sanders: 493 tackles – 188 games – 2.62 tpg
    R. Woodson: 1049 tack – 238 games – 4.41 tpg
    C. Woodson: 983 t – 254 g – 3.87 tpg
    R. Barber: 1028 t – 241 g – 4.27 tpg
    P. Tillman: 247 t – 60 g – 4.12 tpg
    E. Weddle: 758 t – 162 g – 4.68 tpg

    Deion could cover, INT and return. Not so much on tackle.

  95. So the NFL has a bit of a viewership problem. How long before they take the lead of Pro Wrestling and put guys like Romo and Prime on the same broadcast to argue it out on the air?
    SMH.

  96. November 6, 2017 at 12:06 pm
    Tony Romo post-season QB rating – 93.0

    Tom Brady post-season QB rating – 89.0
    __________________________________________

    …and that right there tells you how useless that stat is.
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    It states the obvious.

    Romo and Brady have played almost evenly in the post-season.

    The clear difference is the organizations they were a part of.

    ______________________________________________________________

    Don’t know why I am even defending my original statement but if you are comparing Romo and Brady in the play-offs, you are truly delusional. They are so far apart they are at different ends of the spectrum.

  97. I don’t watch any shows with Michael Irvin or Deion Sanders on it, and I live in Dallas. Couldn’t the NFL Network just fire both of these guys and get somebody that actually studied broadcast journalism in school?

  98. aarons444 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:23 am
    This is hilarious. Mouthy Tony not even 8 games in and he’s still running his mouth after running around in the pocket and throwing the worst-timed INTs anyone has seen this side of Jay Cutler or Brett Favre.
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    Tony Romo post-season QB rating – 93.0

    Tom Brady post-season QB rating – 89.0

    ————-

    Tom Brady post-season wins: 25

    Tony Romo post season wins: 2

  99. Dion Sanders may be a nice person, but Prime Time is a piece of crap to me. And Romo is 100% correct Dion (PT) was a coward and the front runner. In my opinion he should never have smelled the Super Bowl.

  100. After reading a tv producer’s anecdote of meeting Deion Sanders for a project where Sanders would only refer to himself in the third person and the producer could not address him directly but had to relay conversations through one of his entourage despite Sanders standing in the room. I can see how he would object about someone talking directly about him.

  101. “Prime Time” and his buddy Michael Irvin have no business being on ANY football shows. Neither contributes anything interesting or is well-spoken. They both feel that they have to yell to make a point and its very irritating to listen to. Give me Tony Romo any day of the week. You don’t need a ring or an HOF jacket to be a good analyst. Sanders is a jerk.

  102. This is one of those deals where everything Deon said was correct…so why does he have to bother to say it? I mean I get that he doesnt “know the address of the high road” and all…but how getting some thicker skin? Can he do that?

    But also, yeah, Tony Romo aint in the same class as Deon Sanders–even if Deon didnt always tackle like he should have.

  103. They both sound like very mature Juveniles to me. However let’s face it Tony Romo did not have a ‘Hall Of Fame’ career and Deion Sanders did! It’s really not even close. Tony should just shut up with the insults and try to be the best commentator he can be. Romo was never even close to Sanders as a player. Perhaps Tony is jealous.

  104. Donovan McNabb: Five (5) NFC Conference Finals, and a Super Bowl appearance.
    Tony Romo: Zero (0) NFC Conference Finals, and no Super Bowl appearance.

  105. The Browns didn’t pay Jimmy Brown to block, and the teams Deion Sanders led to super bowl victories didn’t pay him to tackle. Deion is one of the top 5 NFL players of all time. He doesn’t really need to respond to anything Romo says. When I first heard Romo in the booth I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t know it was Romo at first. I thought, wow, this guy is good. But then the producers get positive feedback and they tell him he’s good and to talk more. Then they over do it. Now it’s too much. Need to turn down Romo a little bit.

  106. So now Deion chased rings? Somebody put the kiddies to bed. They obviously don’t know how to work their youtube box. They both were correct. It’s funny how these jokers and their revisionism want to rewrite Tony Romo as this stud quarterback. Tony Romo was Bortles before Bortles. Regular season stat monster that couldn’t cut it when it counted (minus the year of the Dez catch/non-catch). I like Romo in the booth, but real non biased football fans know that Romo was never a top tier QB. Moving on.

  107. Don’t know why I am even defending my original statement but if you are comparing Romo and Brady in the play-offs, you are truly delusional. They are so far apart they are at different ends of the spectrum.
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    OP (a rabid troll) and scores of tools everywhere – ‘Romo sucked, was not clutch’ blah, blah, blah

    My response, same as always on this topic – ‘Romo’s qb rating is the same (slightly better) than Brady’s’

    Two players, similar numbers, yet one is called GOAT, the other is branded a loser. Makes no sense at all.

    If you want to take that as a personal assult on Tom Brady, you go right ahead.

  108. Deion could have won 10 Super Bowls and be in 4 Halls of Fame. That doesn’t make him a good tackler.

  109. Perhaps I should have gone with this;

    Troy Aikman post-season QB rating – 88.3

    Tony Romo post-season QB rating – 93.0

    Again, whats the difference there? Jimmy Johnson’s vision and leadership, as opposed to a guy who will wish with his dying breath that he was Jimmy Johnson.

  110. aarons444 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 4:47 pm
    Perhaps I should have gone with this;
    Troy Aikman post-season QB rating – 88.3
    Tony Romo post-season QB rating – 93.0
    _______________________________________________

    Mark Sanchez 94.3
    How about we go with stats are for losers.

  111. Mark Sanchez 94.3
    How about we go with stats are for losers.

    _____________________________________________________________________

    O.K. let’s go with that . . . Barry Sanders = loser.

  112. They’re both correct and retired, so now the question is “who would you rather watch on television?” The answer sure isn’t Deion!

  113. I never was a Romo fan, but I gotta admit I like him as a commentator. Now I like him ever more. First off, all he did was tell the truth about “no tackle” Deion. Second of all, it’s a refreshing change from all the “Prime Time” butt kissing these guys on TV do. Can’t handle a little ribbing about the truth Deion? Awww. Go cry to your army of butt kissers.

  114. Anyone ever consider how fellow teammates felt about Deion’s complete avoidance of making a tackle? I wouldn’t be thrilled playing with a guy that wouldn’t give it everything he had. Can’t believe that players felt it was ok for me to make the tackle and risk injury but don’t let “the anointed one” take the same risk. People here mentioned Troy referring to Deion making those “business decisions” and honestly, I can’t believe for a minute that Troy was ok with that. Nor “The Playmaker”, who gave it everything he had on each snap, be it a game or practice! Deion was a terrific CB, probably the best ever, but only on his terms. Can’t deny his greatness as a cover corner, or returner! But I don’t think I would have liked playing with Deion, while I gave it my all!

    I’m guessing most players didn’t like playing with him! FYI, I’ve been a life long Cowboy fan and always wondered how his teammates felt when he avoided tackles. It was funny to watch, often the LOL funny. Tough for a defensive player to know he only had 9 other brothers in pads out there to have his back on running plays.

  115. That comment was said years ago, during Sanders playing days. Romo wasn’t saying anything that hasn’t been common knowledge for years. What is Sanders so upset about…didn’t he know? Doesn’t he remember his playing days? Hopefully, it’s not the beginning of CTE effecting Sanders.

  116. lol deion but do really need my star corner acting like dick butkus.in todays nfl plenty of linebackers are not laying folks out let alone cornerbacks

  117. Deion Sanders was a great football player, but he’s a complete moron who can’t take a joke. Also, he once suggested that Drew Brees was not a future Hall of Famer.

    Um, yeah, so there’s that.

  118. Primetime sure is sensitive, isn’t he? Romo made a joke, Deion just started talking about a whole lot of stuff that wasn’t even relevant to the discussion. It was basically “don’t talk about me, you suck, so nothing you say is true.”

  119. Deion. Never liked him since he poured ice water over an older, retired, man on national TV several times, Tim McCarver. That was a sign of his character. It was basically assault as there was nothing light or funny about it. Disturbing. You’re a real man Deion.

  120. I loved Romo as a QB, and he has a good future in broadcasting. Deion Sanders is one of the best football players I’ve ever seen. Top 5 all time talent. He turns good teams into world championships. I’m just surprised at his reaction because he’s heard it before. I don’t think Romo was giving away any private information. Deion could tackle if he had to. Most of the people who repeat these kinds of things never saw Deion play. Deion’s goal was to win the super bowl, and no DB in history, except maybe Ronnie Lott, had a bigger affect on that.

  121. Romo should know better than throw out a tease at someone made of glass. They’re both right about each other. Difference is Sanders is a fragile snowflake and Romo is just a normal guy.

  122. Fine, what both men said was true. I am not impressed by co-workers taking nasty shots at each other’s uncomfortable truths [everybody has them]. That is a child’s game. Better to show each other mutual respect. We don’t need to hear a lot of resentment.

  123. I agree, neither are good sports commentators. … one was a professional two-sport athlete who is a football hall of fame member winning a few SuperBowls on different football teams. The other never lived up to his potential. Hard to listen to this nonsense.

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