I find it very interesting how easily praise or fault is laid on someone solely on partisanship or the jersey they wear. Why do you ask. Who hasn't heard a blog, and article, a glib ESPN remark on the struggles of Tony Romo.
Jamie Aaron, in an AP story, was foolish enough to write "Struggling QBs Romo, Delhomme ready to square off." Really Delhomme has 1 td and 5 int and cant clear 200yds passing in a game. Leading his team to 30 total points after 2 weeks. This after his great INT fest in the playoffs against Arizona.
Then there is ROMO. Note he still has 4 tds to 3 ints (5 if you add his audible to a draw that he ran in for a TD). He still has nearly 250 yards passing a game with 480yds over 2 games. Oh and he has led his team at the start of this season to back to back 30 point games and not fumbled it once. Somehow the Cowboys inability to stop the Giants passing attack or a fluke rugby like play were the ball bounced off a Witten cleat means the end of Romo.
Are the same things being said of Brady, Cutler, or Carson Palmer. I'm only asking because they all have worse qb ratings this year than Romo. In fact all three are either dead even in td/ints or thrown more Interceptions than tds. Is it the Win loss column -- well Big Ben is now 1-2 and an overtime away from 0-3 and has more interceptions than tds thrown in 2009. So could this just be perception. Could this just because some pundits just don't like the Cowboys. Or maybe Romo doesn't like to play in the 2nd half of games when they are on the line.
Wait. If that is the case why his his qb rating over 100 this year, last year, the year before last and a paltry 96.9 in 2006 in the 2nd half. Or perhaps this is the standard double standard based on personal perception rather than professional ones.
Yes, yes its about the postseason. As if it wasn't Crayton and the back up TE dropping two td opportunities against the Giants in the playoffs; or how about Terry Glenns key fumble. No it must be Romo because it is easier to pick on him.
Here is the prescription. Get over it. He is fine. He isn't Drew Brees (in stats) or Peyton (in persona). But then no one is.