NFL  > General NFL  > Is Romo over rated in the NFL?
October 2, 2012, 10:00 AM
Granted the Cowboys beat the Giants in their own house this season, but I have never believed Romo was any better than lets say a Matt Cassel... If he hadn't been screwing Jessica Simpson and getting all that press early on, he wouldn't be a household name, and people would wake up and see he is average at best. He lacks the leadership qualities on the field that I see in other Qb's...Look what RGIII is doing in Washington? He somehow leads that team even tho he is basically a kid. Romo somehow lacks this quality imo.
I don't want to throw Romo to the (bears) or anything as he does have talent. If he could only find his inner QB mojo Dallas might have a better chance at getting to the big dance.
October 2, 2012  10:03 AM ET

Oh and a complete change of ownership wouldn't hurt either.... at least that is what I get from all the Dallas fans around here.... Jerry Jones head on a stick like Lord of the flies!

October 2, 2012  10:09 AM ET

Depends on who is doing the rating. There were too many talking heads gushing over him before the game last night.

October 2, 2012  10:14 AM ET

i've always felt romo was nothing more than an average NFL QB. now, many will throw the stats arguement at me, but stats are an individual measure of success and this is a team sport. his individual stats don't transulate into a winning team. and i believe his stats include being the only active QB today with two games where a QB has 5 INTs.

romo has flashes of excellence. but these flashes are brief and when the game is one the line he is not a leader that leads his team to the win. also, when things go bad in a game, romo adds to the problems rather than keeping a tempo and minimizing errors. of course, last night many of those INTs were not his fault, but some were. all in all... it seems the players don't really believe in themselves or romo. they have no fight when things go bad early in a game. and i don't think romo has an inner QB mojo thus they won't have to worry about getting to the big dance in his career.

October 2, 2012  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

i've always felt romo was nothing more than an average NFL QB. now, many will throw the stats arguement at me, but stats are an individual measure of success and this is a team sport. his individual stats don't transulate into a winning team. and i believe his stats include being the only active QB today with two games where a QB has 5 INTs. romo has flashes of excellence. but these flashes are brief and when the game is one the line he is not a leader that leads his team to the win. also, when things go bad in a game, romo adds to the problems rather than keeping a tempo and minimizing errors. of course, last night many of those INTs were not his fault, but some were. all in all... it seems the players don't really believe in themselves or romo. they have no fight when things go bad early in a game. and i don't think romo has an inner QB mojo thus they won't have to worry about getting to the big dance in his career.

There you have it!

October 2, 2012  10:50 AM ET

The entire organization lacks mojo.

October 2, 2012  10:54 AM ET

Jerry Jones has said...and on record.........that Romo "gives us the best chance to win".....Maybe so or maybe not, but it takes 10 others on offense, and 11 on defense to contribute as well. These folks all have to be in sync, and be on the same page.....not just for a little while, but for the entire game.Then, for an entire season. Throw one monkey wrench in the machine's cogs, and what happens?

Romo may never win a SB, but it won't be just because of him. It will be because the whole team didn't play as a team. Dez Bryant needs to get over his airheadedness for one, and start acting and playing like a #1 receiver. The O line will likely never be like the ones in Aikman's day, when the QB could sit back and write a book. Romo does not have that luxury.

Now, with that being said, coaching contributes to this as well. Romo seems to play better when he rolls out and throws on the run. Does Garrett take advantage of that? Seldom. Romo buys time with his feet, but the last few years, it's been drummed into his head to be a pocket passer.

October 2, 2012  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Now, with that being said, coaching contributes to this as well. Romo seems to play better when he rolls out and throws on the run. Does Garrett take advantage of that? Seldom. Romo buys time with his feet, but the last few years, it's been drummed into his head to be a pocket passer.

This is what I was getting at with another thread. I never thought that Garrett puts Romo in the best situations to have success in. If the guy struggles doing certain things..don't do it. Maybe he is being asked to make too many reads at the line of scrimmage. I don't know anymore after the mess last night.

October 2, 2012  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

This is what I was getting at with another thread. I never thought that Garrett puts Romo in the best situations to have success in. If the guy struggles doing certain things..don't do it. Maybe he is being asked to make too many reads at the line of scrimmage. I don't know anymore after the mess last night.

Why not give the Bears some credit for making Romo look bad?

October 2, 2012  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

This is what I was getting at with another thread. I never thought that Garrett puts Romo in the best situations to have success in. If the guy struggles doing certain things..don't do it. Maybe he is being asked to make too many reads at the line of scrimmage. I don't know anymore after the mess last night.

Exactly. Coaching has a lot to do whether a team is successful or not. Remember when Aikman fed Smith the same running play for 5 or 6 times (forget what game it was), but they ran that until the other finally stopped it, then they went to something else....

If they'd roll Romo out more often, until the opposition stopped it, I believe they could start winning.But, you do have to have the right personnel, too. This team evidently don't.......at least yet.

October 2, 2012  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Why not give the Bears some credit for making Romo look bad?

The Bears deserve all the credit in the world....but, the title of this thread is about Romo.

October 2, 2012  11:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Why not give the Bears some credit for making Romo look bad?

Once again..you need to read. I was discussing Romo with Garrett as coach, not any specific game. GOOD LORD YOU ARE A DAMN MESS!!!

October 2, 2012  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Why not give the Bears some credit for making Romo look bad?

Seriously..do you have any reading comprehension skills...any??

October 2, 2012  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Oh and a complete change of ownership wouldn't hurt either.... at least that is what I get from all the Dallas fans around here.... Jerry Jones head on a stick like Lord of the flies!

Ownership is not the issue. The issue that JJ thinks he can successfully own AND manage the Cowboys. He needs a new HC and a "real" GM.

October 2, 2012  11:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Why not give the Bears some credit for making Romo look bad?

As a Cowboys fan, whyinthefuck would I do that?

October 2, 2012  11:38 AM ET

Before Garrett the problem was that Romo would collapse in December, but Jerry Jones would whitewash it and say it was the team that failed. Last year he was patted on the back and held high after he brought the Cowboys back in OT to beat the 49ers with a cracked rib.

After giving the game to Chicago on 2 interceptions, yes the statistic book will show them as Int's. Not a busted play by the WR or a near sack and hurried up pass. But both couldn't have been thrown better for the defender to intercept.

October 2, 2012  11:41 AM ET

^^^^^^^^^^ The answer is yes he is overrated, but not in the eyes of Jerry Jones , and that is all that matters. Dallas got a new offensive minded Head Coach, paid a ton of money for a new secondary and yet when you ask why Dallas lost............. fingers will point to Romos Int's.

October 2, 2012  11:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Ownership is not the issue. The issue that JJ thinks he can successfully own AND manage the Cowboys. He needs a new HC and a "real" GM.

I agree Sweets. I think most Cowboys fans would love to see Jones relinquish football decisions to a qualified GM and just sign the checks like most owners do.

October 2, 2012  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Exactly. Coaching has a lot to do whether a team is successful or not. Remember when Aikman fed Smith the same running play for 5 or 6 times (forget what game it was), but they ran that until the other finally stopped it, then they went to something else....If they'd roll Romo out more often, until the opposition stopped it, I believe they could start winning.But, you do have to have the right personnel, too. This team evidently don't.......at least yet.

Opinions are like a.s.s.h.o.l.e.s...........everyone has one, but some stink more than others. I'd put your opinion in the stinking category.
Have a nice day!!

October 2, 2012  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

^^^^^^^^^^ The answer is yes he is overrated, but not in the eyes of Jerry Jones , and that is all that matters. Dallas got a new offensive minded Head Coach, paid a ton of money for a new secondary and yet when you ask why Dallas lost............. fingers will point to Romos Int's.

The QB always gets the praise when the team wins and the criticism when they lose.

 
October 2, 2012  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Before Garrett the problem was that Romo would collapse in December, but Jerry Jones would whitewash it and say it was the team that failed. Last year he was patted on the back and held high after he brought the Cowboys back in OT to beat the 49ers with a cracked rib. After giving the game to Chicago on 2 interceptions, yes the statistic book will show them as Int's. Not a busted play by the WR or a near sack and hurried up pass. But both couldn't have been thrown better for the defender to intercept.

Romo was an undrafted free agent, remember? You cannot expect him to ...."perform"....like most blue chip QB's........I'm not making excuses for him, mind you, but I wonder how many teams would sign him now? He does have a few years under his belt , and I think he's gotten better. He just hasn't had the supporting cast that Aikman had, or any number of QB's on any team. JJ puts a lot of stock in the VALUE of a player. Screw that.......can he play football or not?

I often wonder why Marino wasn't scrutinized like Romo is? He went to one SB and lost it. Maybe because he did get there? What about Dan Fouts? Or John Brodie?

Did anyone chastise Phillip Rivers last year when he threw over 20 INT's? Just saying is all.

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