“And Tony Romo … I’ve seen him break his collarbone! I’ve seen him break a rib! Puncture a lung! This is the TOUGHEST COWBOY THEY HAVE IN TEXAS!!! But at the end of the night, Tony Romo gets more done on his own than any quarterback in pro football. LOOK AT TONY ROMO CREATE PLAYS WITH HIS LEGS AND HIS ARM. He has no fear … I love this song (“God Blessed Texas” by Little Texas) … GOD BLESS TONY ROMO … They need to change the words of this song. Because without Tony Romo, the Cowboys got no chance. But he is the most dazzling playmaking quarterback in football and I LovewatchinghimRomo. “GOD BLESS TEXAS!!! Make my day, Tirico … go ahead. Make my day!!!”
Jon Gruden’s peyote induced rant at the beginning of Monday Night Football was the most terrifying thing I’ve heard in my life. Unbridled enthusiasm mixed with insanity is dangerous when unchecked.
Though it was insane, Gruden’s ‘most dazzling playmaking quarterback in football’ claim serves as a reminder for Romo haters and lovers alike. The expectations for Romo would never be met. He was never going to fill Troy Aikman’s shoes. He was never going to lead the Cowboys back to the glory days.
Joe Theismann, of all people, took Romo to task for his poor play on Monday night:
“What hit me last night is, Tony isn’t really that good,” Theismann added. “Just because he wears a star on his helmet — we all think that people who are Dallas Cowboys, ‘Oh they’re wonderful and ooh they’re terrific, ooh they’re the next Roger Staubach’ or whatever the heck they want to say. They’re full of bologna.”
In a sign the world will end later this year, Joey T. is right.
As Sean mentioned yesterday, Romo was not the only person to blame for the Cowboys terrible game on Monday, but Jerry Jones – as senile as he may be – has to recognize his boy in the backwards hat will never lead Dallas to the promised land. There are probably ten other franchises that would love to have Romo at the pivot, however, the experiment in Dallas must end.
Owners being super involved in the day to day affairs of their club is never good. Mike Smith must love seeing Arthur Blank chill on the sidelines, talking to his players during the late stages of games. The thought of Ralph Wilson making important decisions on signings – which he used to do – scares the shit out of me. Jerry Jones is the worst offender of them all. Jason Garrett has zero credibility in that locker room as long as Jones continues to make personnel moves.
Yesterday Jones stated he still believes in Romo, citing the way his QB bounced back after last year’s loss to Detroit as a sign he can do it again. Jones also compared the Cowboys to the Giants of last year – “I’m tempered by the fact the world champions last year won nine in the regular season.”