Brandon Jacobs: Romo Sucks

I saw this yesterday, but I didn’t want to post this becuase I didn’t want to make a big deal out of it, but I’ve seen it circulating around everywhere now and I don’t want you all to think we’re not doing our due diligence.

 

It’s now been on Spotscenter and is circulating all around. Let’s give credit where it’s due it was an interview with Brandon Tierny on 1050 ESPN Radio.

 

Jacbos didn’t say Romo sucked, but what he did say was that, “I don’t think he’s a good passer, to be honest with you”.

He went on to detail that what he was saying was that he is ineffective if he can be kept inside the pocket and that he makes most of his plays on improvisation.

 

To which I say…I don’t know.  Statistically, by any mesarure that I’ve personally seen- this is not the case, I’ve maintaned though that Romo has been over-rated since joining the league.

And my biggest argument has always been that the Dallas receivers (Witten included) are very, very good.  These are players that get very, very open.  If you watch a Cowboys game you see at least 5 passes in a game where Romo has a WIDE OPEN WR. I mean, no one within 5-10 yards of the player. 

 

I think that has a lot to do with his success.  And I think this year will be a decent test without Owens or the under-rated Terry Glenn.

 

So I’m not sure, I’d say I agree with Jacobs that Romo is over-rated. But I’ll look around more because statistically I think there is little evidence to show that this is the case, this is one of those cases where you just have to trust your eyes.

 

In fact Tony Romo, is second all time in QB rating for his career (Steve Young is first)  and Romo is tied with Peyton Manning for his career. And fourth in his career in yards per attempt.

Both very impressive stats especially considering the Division he plays in this year.

He throws a lot of touchdowns, complets a high percentage of passes, has a great QB rating, and has a high yards per attempt (one of the most important statistics for a QB) and doesn’t throw a ton of Interceptions 81 touchdowns 46 INT. He does fumble a lot (7 LOST last year). So his career turnovers 58 in three season is a good amount.

 

Still he’s been good. I think there is legetimacy to questioning his leadership skills and I think this will seperate him from Eli Manning, Big-Ben, Matt Ryan and other younger quarterbacks in their careers.

 

But here’s what I can take solace in-first, Tony Romo has yet to win a playoff game.

 

Second, Tony Romo has yet to win a playoff game.

 

Thirdly, this year I think he’s going to be eating a lot of turf without T.O. on his team creating a lot of seperation and double teams, with the Giants and Eagles ability to get to the QB, and with the Redskins addition of Haynesworth I think you’ll see the ‘Skins get at the QB more as well.

 

Now, what Tony Romo can take solace in is that every night he “tackles” Jessica Simpson and every morning he’s waking up next to Jessica Simpson, and well, I’m not.

 

Shes Hot even factoring in her intelligence

She's Hot even factoring in her "intelligence"

 

I’m definitely jealous.

 

Check out my last post: Statistical Oddities (and other Stats) for the New York Giants. 

 

Just click on the Bartolis tag at the bottom of this post under tags and it’ll take you there.  I responded to any and all comments that were left on that post, like I will do with any comments that are left on this.

 

Thanks. Have a nice day, everyone.


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3 Responses to “Brandon Jacobs: Romo Sucks”

  1. Talks too much.

    Plus, football is a team sport. Romo isn’t the sole reason the Cowboys haven’t advanced.

  2. […] Brandon Jacobs calling out Tony Romo about being overrated, I thought it would be appropriate to rank the NFC East […]

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