NFL  > General NFL  > Tony Romo to have more input
May 14, 2013, 04:57 PM
Jerry Jones, according to NFL.com, said that Tony Romo would have input into designing a game plan to beat opponents the way Roger Staubach did back in the 70's.

The problem I have with that is, just last season, Jones said he was going to simplify the offense to make it easier for Romo. That Tony was having to make to many choices at the line and he wanted to arrange it so that all Tony had to do was come to the line and call the play.

Am I the only one that sees a contradiction there?

You have to make the offense more simple for him but are allowing him input into game planning?!

That's like telling me checkers is to hard but you're a whiz at chess.
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May 14, 2013  07:59 PM ET

Unless the O-line and running game are better it doesn't matter who comes up with the game plan.

May 15, 2013  10:50 AM ET

there's contradictions flying often when JJ opens his mouth! but having romo's input to help design a game plan to win is a joke!! it takes players to win games. once you have the talent you need coaches that can put it all together to be successful. dallas lacks the players and coaches to accomplish this. but nice to know JJ thinks input from romo will be an asset that will help win games...... just too bad he figured this out in the last half of romo's career.

May 15, 2013  12:47 PM ET

Romo's got some talented people around him already....Miles Austin, Dez Bryant, and future HOFer Jason Witten are some pretty good weapons to have at your disposal. DeMarco Murray averages over 4 yards a carry for you.

That's a hell of a lot more than most teams have - including us in Pittsburgh.

May 15, 2013  01:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Romo's got some talented people around him already....Miles Austin, Dez Bryant, and future HOFer Jason Witten are some pretty good weapons to have at your disposal. DeMarco Murray averages over 4 yards a carry for you. That's a hell of a lot more than most teams have - including us in Pittsburgh.

If Dez really has his head on straight he will lead the league in receptions. You can always count on Witten and the new tight end from SD State looks like a nice add, but counting on Miles Austin is dicey at best. He had that one good year and made a career out of it, but has come up way short ever since.

May 15, 2013  02:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Romo's got some talented people around him already....Miles Austin, Dez Bryant, and future HOFer Jason Witten are some pretty good weapons to have at your disposal. DeMarco Murray averages over 4 yards a carry for you. That's a hell of a lot more than most teams have - including us in Pittsburgh.

there's some talent here, but it's not as strong as people think. and when you add a "learning on the job" HC, you get a pretty average team. murray is a good back, but if he can't play a full season than that puts it all on romo passing 40+ times a game..... and that spells disaster!!

May 20, 2013  07:59 PM ET

Tony's problem isn't in input ,It's the out put, He seems too have problems with...

May 20, 2013  09:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

there's some talent here, but it's not as strong as people think. and when you add a "learning on the job" HC, you get a pretty average team. murray is a good back, but if he can't play a full season than that puts it all on romo passing 40+ times a game..... and that spells disaster!!

DF77,

"Learning on the job" Is exactly what yer team needs,using rookies too 'step up' and be impact players.

The Bengals did that feat with AJ Green and Andy Dalton,[rookies] from the 1st snap at pre season till the WC [twice.]

I'd say 'roll them bones' with yer rooks , On the very 1st game in preseason ,and let them ,decide on who's gonna play.

May 21, 2013  01:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

DF77,"Learning on the job" Is exactly what yer team needs,using rookies too 'step up' and be impact players.The Bengals did that feat with AJ Green and Andy Dalton,[rookies] from the 1st snap at pre season till the WC [twice.]I'd say 'roll them bones' with yer rooks , On the very 1st game in preseason ,and let them ,decide on who's gonna play.

if you have true rookie talent.... i agree, train them and allow them to become impact players. however, not too sure we have the actual rookie talent that you can develop or the staff to recognize and train these players. and in dallas, all decisions come from JJ's box.

May 21, 2013  04:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

and in dallas, all decisions come from JJ's box.

And by 'box' you mean 'Magic 8 ball'.

May 23, 2013  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

And by 'box' you mean 'Magic 8 ball'.

yes.... or his dart board.

May 23, 2013  12:47 PM ET

I'm having images of JJ wearing a wizards hat, throwing 14 sided die at layout of Jerry Dome...

"Hmmm....is Tony Romo 'lawful good' or 'caotic good'? Is Dez Bryant Caotic evil or lawful evil?"

May 23, 2013  05:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

if you have true rookie talent.... i agree, train them and allow them to become impact players. however, not too sure we have the actual rookie talent that you can develop or the staff to recognize and train these players. and in dallas, all decisions come from JJ's box.

I guess every time he fires a HC ,the newest's one comes in with his posse.as I don't know who those coach's are?

But, ifn they're worth their salt? should start the rookies in the preseason. after going 8-8 doesn't suck ,You kinda get fed up with the same 8-8's [or worse] that come year after year.

So. ifn Yer backs against the wall? i'd definitely give any rooks the chance too play.

 
May 23, 2013  06:38 PM ET

Part of the problem is that JJ determines who's on the roster and what the depth chart is. The coach is literally handed the players - in the order JJ wants them to play - and is just told to win with them.

How can you win with that?!

My personal take on it: It's the HC's name that's in the paper after a loss. If he's going to take the heat, let him choose who to draft, who's on the roster and what the depth chart is. Give him as much control as he can handle because in the end, it's his head on the chopping block - not the owners.

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