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Why is there such a witchhunt regarding Romo?

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Because he sucks?

Seriously, for fantasy he's done fairly well I guess. But as a fan of the Cowboys, I can't stand the sight of his howdy doody, losses-are-just-part-of-the-game, non leadership, non accountability, fat check grabbing, injured prone, game choking face.

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Because he sucks?

Seriously, for fantasy he's done fairly well I guess. But as a fan of the Cowboys, I can't stand the sight of his howdy doody, losses-are-just-part-of-the-game, non leadership, non accountability, fat check grabbing, injured prone, game choking face.

Fair enough but this thread is about Tony Romo not Jerry Jones.
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Because he sucks?

Seriously, for fantasy he's done fairly well I guess. But as a fan of the Cowboys, I can't stand the sight of his howdy doody, losses-are-just-part-of-the-game, non leadership, non accountability, fat check grabbing, injured prone, game choking face.

Fair enough but this thread is about Tony Romo not Jerry Jones.

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Romo has been ridiculously good for the Cowboys yet people still almost singularly judge him for the bobbled field goal snap vs Seattle back in '07.

He regularly puts up 270+ yards, 2 TDs for every INT with 7.8 y/a and has gone 63-46 in his career. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady would not have performed better in the dysfunctional house that Jerry built.

The guy deserves better than fair weather Cowboy fans.

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Romo has been ridiculously good for the Cowboys yet people still almost singularly judge him for the bobbled field goal snap vs Seattle back in '07.

He regularly puts up 270+ yards, 2 TDs for every INT with 7.8 y/a and has gone 63-46 in his career. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady would not have performed better in the dysfunctional house that Jerry built.

The guy deserves better than fair weather Cowboy fans.

he deserves better that the crappy Dallas organizaion

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Romo has been ridiculously good for the Cowboys yet people still almost singularly judge him for the bobbled field goal snap vs Seattle back in '07.

He regularly puts up 270+ yards, 2 TDs for every INT with 7.8 y/a and has gone 63-46 in his career. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady would not have performed better in the dysfunctional house that Jerry built.

The guy deserves better than fair weather Cowboy fans.

he deserves better that the crappy Dallas organizaion
Cant argue with that.

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Romo has been ridiculously good for the Cowboys yet people still almost singularly judge him for the bobbled field goal snap vs Seattle back in '07.

He regularly puts up 270+ yards, 2 TDs for every INT with 7.8 y/a and has gone 63-46 in his career. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady would not have performed better in the dysfunctional house that Jerry built.

The guy deserves better than fair weather Cowboy fans.

Agreed. Most ignorant fan base I've ever been exposed to.

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Romo has been ridiculously good for the Cowboys yet people still almost singularly judge him for the bobbled field goal snap vs Seattle back in '07.

He regularly puts up 270+ yards, 2 TDs for every INT with 7.8 y/a and has gone 63-46 in his career. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady would not have performed better in the dysfunctional house that Jerry built.

The guy deserves better than fair weather Cowboy fans.

Agreed. Most ignorant fan base I've ever been exposed to.
meh, theres just more of em, so theres bound to be more ignorant ones. I live in 9ers country currently, and lemme tell ya, theres plenty of ignorance goin on in these parts......And I'm sure up round Seattle theres got to be LOTS of bandwagon ignorance goin on. Teams have success, they get popular, and theres the bandwagon.

Heres an easy way to tell if you are dealing with an "ignorant" Cowboys fan.....If when you bring up the Cowboys, they immediately say something like "they cant win because of Romo" you know they're not paying attention, and they likely couldn't name another Cowboys player.

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classic Romo game.....pick 6 and making plays....they just happened to win this one.......never boring.

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A better question is to name starting quarterbacks that don't get a lot of criticism at some point in their career. I can't think of any offhand.

Favre: people complained that he kept unretiring that it became a joke

Elway: was booed and many called him a bust in his first 3 years

Montana: people said he only won because he was on those 49er teams

Steve Young: Sucked in Tampa

Marino: His best years were early in his career. For most of the 90s people criticized him for being just average.

Rivers: people said he was washed up for the past 2-3 years

Brady: hated because the patriots are cheaters

Brees: considered too short and not an NFL QB. Schottenheimer told him straight up he planned to draft another QB

Russell Wilson: completely overlooked and underrated because people preferred RG3.

Warner: stocking shelves in a supermarket

Rodgers: many people laughed at the Pack for drafting him. He looked awful in his first training camp, coming from a spread offense in college. His mechanics and instincts were terrible. Many said he'd never ever make it in the NFL.

I cannot think of a single QB that didn't get a lot of criticism.

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A better question here is why people think Romo is getting singled out for criticism?

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A better question here is why people think Romo is getting singled out for criticism?

Because he gets a ton more criticism then any of the QBs you mentioned. People think Romo sucks, as in, he is a bad QB. Things like that were barely mentioned about the QBs on your list. If anything Favre deserved a ton more of that type of criticism but he was given a lifetime pass because...well frankly I have no idea why the media was so kind to him.

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A better question here is why people think Romo is getting singled out for criticism?

Because he gets a ton more criticism then any of the QBs you mentioned. People think Romo sucks, as in, he is a bad QB. Things like that were barely mentioned about the QBs on your list. If anything Favre deserved a ton more of that type of criticism but he was given a lifetime pass because...well frankly I have no idea why the media was so kind to him.

For all the bad decisions Brett Farve made, his teams still went to playoffs 12 times and they had a 13-11 in his playoff games. He was in the superbowl twice (winning one) and the NFC championship game 6 times. Romo has been to the playoffs 3 times (1-3 record) and QB'ed 3 teams that lost in the last week of the season to knock them out of the playoffs. No SB's, No NFC Championships.

And it is more of a longevity stat than anything else, but he does hold the record for most passing yards in a career. I don't think you were comparing Romo to Farve, but I think Farve did enough good things that people will overlook some of the bad. Romo doesn't have the positive resume to overcome some of the shortcomings of his career.

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A better question here is why people think Romo is getting singled out for criticism?

Because he gets a ton more criticism then any of the QBs you mentioned. People think Romo sucks, as in, he is a bad QB. Things like that were barely mentioned about the QBs on your list. If anything Favre deserved a ton more of that type of criticism but he was given a lifetime pass because...well frankly I have no idea why the media was so kind to him.

For all the bad decisions Brett Farve made, his teams still went to playoffs 12 times and they had a 13-11 in his playoff games. He was in the superbowl twice (winning one) and the NFC championship game 6 times. Romo has been to the playoffs 3 times (1-3 record) and QB'ed 3 teams that lost in the last week of the season to knock them out of the playoffs. No SB's, No NFC Championships.

And it is more of a longevity stat than anything else, but he does hold the record for most passing yards in a career. I don't think you were comparing Romo to Farve, but I think Farve did enough good things that people will overlook some of the bad. Romo doesn't have the positive resume to overcome some of the shortcomings of his career.

Favre had five straight years of throwing 30+ TD's in an era when it was still relatively rare to throw 30. He also led the league in TD's in three of those.

Romo may be unfairly maligned from playing for the Cowboys where expectations are higher, but he's only been in 4 playoff games in his career and won just one of them.

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A better question here is why people think Romo is getting singled out for criticism?

Because he gets a ton more criticism then any of the QBs you mentioned. People think Romo sucks, as in, he is a bad QB. Things like that were barely mentioned about the QBs on your list. If anything Favre deserved a ton more of that type of criticism but he was given a lifetime pass because...well frankly I have no idea why the media was so kind to him.

For all the bad decisions Brett Farve made, his teams still went to playoffs 12 times and they had a 13-11 in his playoff games. He was in the superbowl twice (winning one) and the NFC championship game 6 times. Romo has been to the playoffs 3 times (1-3 record) and QB'ed 3 teams that lost in the last week of the season to knock them out of the playoffs. No SB's, No NFC Championships.

And it is more of a longevity stat than anything else, but he does hold the record for most passing yards in a career. I don't think you were comparing Romo to Farve, but I think Farve did enough good things that people will overlook some of the bad. Romo doesn't have the positive resume to overcome some of the shortcomings of his career.

While I didn't say that Romo was better than Favre, if you look at it statistically in every metric for a passer Romo is better than Favre. Better QB rating, better TD%, better INT% better Y/A, Y/C virtually every metric. Fine Favre's teams won more games that can't be argued and people will always, and unfairly, use that as the only measure for a QB (a logic that allows Jeff Hostetler to be considered as good as Favre) but the bottom line is that Romo has done nothing but produce at in incredibly high level and he gets very little respect for it.

Favre otoh had a stunning number of colossal failures in the playoffs and it was always free pass central, Romo had the field goal snap and people will never forgive him or let him forget about it.

All but a small handful of teams over the last 8 seasons would have been thrilled to have a QB of Romo's ability at the helm.

So get back to me when Tony Romo has the equivalent benefit of Mike Holmgren, Ron Wolf and Reggie White so we can at least make a more reasonable comparison about team success. Favre didn't win anything by himself and neither has any individual player.

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A better question here is why people think Romo is getting singled out for criticism?

Because he gets a ton more criticism then any of the QBs you mentioned. People think Romo sucks, as in, he is a bad QB. Things like that were barely mentioned about the QBs on your list. If anything Favre deserved a ton more of that type of criticism but he was given a lifetime pass because...well frankly I have no idea why the media was so kind to him.

For all the bad decisions Brett Farve made, his teams still went to playoffs 12 times and they had a 13-11 in his playoff games. He was in the superbowl twice (winning one) and the NFC championship game 6 times. Romo has been to the playoffs 3 times (1-3 record) and QB'ed 3 teams that lost in the last week of the season to knock them out of the playoffs. No SB's, No NFC Championships.

And it is more of a longevity stat than anything else, but he does hold the record for most passing yards in a career. I don't think you were comparing Romo to Farve, but I think Farve did enough good things that people will overlook some of the bad. Romo doesn't have the positive resume to overcome some of the shortcomings of his career.

While I didn't say that Romo was better than Favre, if you look at it statistically in every metric for a passer Romo is better than Favre. Better QB rating, better TD%, better INT% better Y/A, Y/C virtually every metric. Fine Favre's teams won more games that can't be argued and people will always, and unfairly, use that as the only measure for a QB (a logic that allows Jeff Hostetler to be considered as good as Favre) but the bottom line is that Romo has done nothing but produce at in incredibly high level and he gets very little respect for it.

Favre otoh had a stunning number of colossal failures in the playoffs and it was always free pass central, Romo had the field goal snap and people will never forgive him or let him forget about it.

All but a small handful of teams over the last 8 seasons would have been thrilled to have a QB of Romo's ability at the helm.

So get back to me when Tony Romo has the equivalent benefit of Mike Holmgren, Ron Wolf and Reggie White so we can at least make a more reasonable comparison about team success. Favre didn't win anything by himself and neither has any individual player.

I am not criticizing Romo. We both know that QB's get too much credit for their teams victories and too much blame for their losses. This is true of Romo. His teams just don't have the big victories to give him too much credit for.

Do you want Romo to be the Archie Manning/Rodney Dangerfield of his era? I'm okay with that. He has been a very good QB over the course of his career. He has made some bad decisions late in games which have cost his team wins. He has made some off-field decisions that have fairly or unfairly painted him as not totally dedicated to the game (Cabo trip with Jessica Simpson during bye week, Trying out for U.S. Open Golf tournament in off season). But he has been a top level QB.

As for Farve, he did have an unbelievable 2009 without the benefit of Holmgren/Wolf/White.

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Rotoworld:

Following Sunday's win at Seattle, Tony Romo admitted he might have a rib issue.

Romo got lit up by Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner in the first quarter, a clear shot to the ribs. He was definitely shook up, but didn't miss any plays. "My back is fine. My rib cartilage might have something to say about it, but we'll see," he said afterward. Romo has played through rib issues before and we'd be surprised if his Week 7 status came into doubt.
Oct 12 - 9:41 PM

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I like Romo. Probably because he's not from Texas.

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I like Romo. Probably because he's not from Texas.

What does this have to do with anything?

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Rotoworld:

Tony Romo - QB - Cowboys

Tony Romo completed 17-of-28 passes for 209 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions in the Cowboys' Week 8 overtime loss to the Redskins.

The statistical result doesn't matter here. Romo's back is the chief concern. Redskins DC Jim Haslett was blitzing Romo as much as he could, and ILB Keenan Robinson hit home unblocked on a third-quarter sack with his knee drilling Romo in the back on the play. Romo missed two possessions before returning late in the fourth quarter. He didn't look like himself, getting sacked and fumbling on his first dropback before throwing a should-be interception on his first pass back. Romo was probably hopped up on pain killers, so his back is going to be something to watch on a short week before hosting the Cardinals. Coach Jason Garrett said after the game that Romo has a "back contusion," and will be looked at again in the morning.

Oct 27 - 11:52 PM

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He didn't look like himself, getting sacked and fumbling on his first dropback before throwing a should-be interception on his first pass back.

lol Rotoworld at it again.

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Love Jerry acting like a doctor in post-game.

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He didn't look like himself, getting sacked and fumbling on his first dropback before throwing a should-be interception on his first pass back.

lol Rotoworld at it again.

So you think that looked like a typical Romo performance?

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He didn't look like himself, getting sacked and fumbling on his first dropback before throwing a should-be interception on his first pass back.

lol Rotoworld at it again.

So you think that looked like a typical Romo performance?

Fumbles, near interceptions at crucial times. Nah. Doesn't sound like a typical Romo performance at all.

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people in here only care about fantasy football..he implodes in December,especially during fantasy playoff weeks..usually involving a road game in Philly or NY or Washington, with the Cowboys losing 13-9 or something like that..

Romo is worse in December than Drew Brees is on the road..and that's pretty bad.

depending on your league's trade deadline, the best time to sell Romo is Black Friday, day after Thanksgiving. sell,sell,sell!!

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Romo's pirouette of death was on full display last night in crunch time. By that I mean aimlessly doing a spin move in the pocket when it's totally unnecessary, coming out of it completely befuddled, because he's likely dizzy, and throwing away the game.

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Hard to believe that Weeden gave any team a better chance to win, but that was the case last night. Romo was completely helpless vs the blitz.

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Rotoworld:

ESPN's Ed Werder confirms the Cowboys seem confident Tony Romo only suffered a muscle contusion during Monday night's loss to the Redskins.

Romo took a direct hit to the area where his back was twice surgically repaired, but that's not how you injure a disc. He'll have an MRI Tuesday morning to confirm that he just has a bruise near the site of the surgeries, leaving the main concerns as pain tolerance and functional ability. Romo is sure to be very sore this week and will likely need injections in the short-term to keep playing. He said late Monday night that since he was able to come back into Monday's game, he believes he'll be able to play against the Cardinals in Week 9.

Related: Brandon Weeden

Source: Ed Werder on Twitter

Oct 28 - 8:33 AM

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He didn't look like himself, getting sacked and fumbling on his first dropback before throwing a should-be interception on his first pass back.

lol Rotoworld at it again.

So you think that looked like a typical Romo performance?

Fumbles, near interceptions at crucial times. Nah. Doesn't sound like a typical Romo performance at all.

If that is what you think then no amount of facts will change your opinion.

Suffice it to say that you couldn't be more wrong.

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Rotoworld:

Speaking at Tuesday's presser, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Tony Romo's back injury is not related to the back issue that ended his 2013 season and required surgery.

"It appears to be a separate injury, not related to what he had last year," were Garrett's exact words. It's obviously encouraging news, but the Cowboys are still awaiting Romo's MRI results. It's not a slam dunk that he'll be ready for Week 9 despite returning to Monday's loss to the Redskins. We should have a much firmer idea of Romo's status 24 hours from now.

Related: Brandon Weeden

Source: Albert Breer on Twitter
Oct 28 - 3:49 PM

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Rotoworld:

Ian Fitzsimmons of ESPN Radio in Dallas is "told" Tony Romo is "questionable at best" to play in Week 9 against the Cardinals after suffering a back injury in Monday night's loss to the Redskins.

Romo was in so much pain Monday night that he is likely very sore early this week, and could miss all three Cowboys practices. Per Fitzimmsons, Romo's "season is not in jeopardy," but missing Week 9 is a real possibility. The Cowboys are 6-2 and can't afford to a setback that would cost their quarterback significant time. If Romo were unable to go, the Cowboys would start Brandon Weeden and likely ride their already high-volume running game relentlessly. We'll have updates on Romo's outlook throughout the week.

Source: Ian Fitzimmons on Twitter

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Rotoworld:

Jerry Jones said Tony Romo's Week 9 status will be based on "pain tolerance," and Romo could be a "game-time decision."

Early Wednesday, ESPN's Ed Werder passed along an "emerging possibility" that Romo "will miss time," perhaps 1-2 games. At this point, the Cowboys don't know if Romo will be available to play against the Cardinals. We'd consider Romo very likely to sit out all of the practice week, with Brandon Weeden taking the first-team reps. Fantasy owners should have quarterback alternatives in place. The 6-2 Cowboys can't afford to take chances with Romo.
Oct 29 - 9:46 AM

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Rotoworld:

Tony Romo (back) is listed as questionable for Week 9 versus Arizona.

He missed a third straight practice on Friday. The fact that playcaller Scott Linehan sounded pessimistic about Romo's chances of playing after practice indicates Romo is on the doubtful side of his "Q" tag, but the Cowboys claim the decision will go down to game time. Regardless of which quarterback is under center, expect Dallas to lean heavily on its rushing attack against the Cards.

Oct 31 - 3:17 PM

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Todd Archer ‏@toddarcher

Filed to @ESPN - Sources: Tony Romo has 2 fractured transverse process in back, could play Sun.Bryce Petty had similar injury, missed 1 game

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