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Romo: Redskins D kept calling out snap count

Posted on: September 27, 2011 7:00 pm
Edited on: September 27, 2011 7:00 pm
'Skins D didn't do Cowboys C Phil Costa any favors. (AP)
Posted by Ryan Wilson

It's taken less than two weeks, but Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has gone from perennial choker to the toughest guy in football (apologies to Michael Vick, who just can't seem to get a call).

Romo showed that again Monday when he faced a non-stop assault from the Redskins defense, and he got very little help from his center, Phil Costa, who seemed incapable of delivering the ball to his quarterback on the snap count (you can watch in horror here).

After the fourth miscue we just figured it was some elaborate Benny Hill comedy sketch (stranger things have happen) because there's no way a professional athlete having played football most of his life would continually struggle with one of the most basic acts in the game.

Turns out, Costa's troubles were due to one thing: the Redskins were cheating. Specifically, Washington simulated Romo's snap count.

After the game Romo said, "We've got to get the snap thing worked out. Costa said the D-line kept calling out the snap count. We'll get that worked out. We'll tell the league and see if that's something that can be fixed because you're not supposed to be able to do that. So we'll see. But we can't have that happen. We shouldn't have been in that situation."

Costa, for his part, didn't point fingers. “There’s no blaming the refs. It’s on me.”

According to NFL rules, it's illegal for defensive players to mimic the quarterback's cadence in an attempt to confuse the offense. We look forward to DeAngelo Hall's measured take on the matter.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Romo: Redskins D kept calling out snap count

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Since: Oct 4, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 6:38 pm

Romo: Redskins D kept calling out snap count

Are you kidding me, this article is a sham, and the author should be ashamed.  Looking at this author and his other posts its no secret he is bias, must be a cowboy fan.  Lets look at the truth here, there is no proof that the redskins were messing with the snap counts just two players pointing fingers and a wave of cowboy fans fueling a rumor, second I can here the QB on my tv calling the snap count and never did I here any shouting from anyone during any of the miss snaps.  It was silent each time the ball was presnapped.  Costa was the only one thrown off by the "cheating of the redskins". Review the tapes, you can see that no one else even blinked... just Costa.  If the redskins were doing something illegal and Romo knew(obviously he did thats why he said something AFTER the game) then why was he yelling at Costa during the game and not telling the ref to watch the Redskins or telling the coach to talk to the ref's?  Why complain after the game and not during?  Think about this, You do realize that in order to simulate Romo, a redskin player not only has to sound just like him lol... but also memorize all the numbers and colors used in the cowboy play calling line up while he is calling them.  In other words the redskin players would have to recognize the play he is calling and know exactly what to say next in the play call in Romo's voice to get ONLY Costa to pre snap.  I REPEAT ...this post is complete crap and anyone who just right away believes a rumor like mindless sheep should slap themselves...  You want to discuss cheating? Really? how about the fact that almost all NFL players get more steroid injections than a horses ass... where's the article on that ?

P.S. What do you think the Linemans are saying on the line when they are staring at each other? " Hey man wanna grab some coffe afterwards?" or maybe they are asking about each others kids.... get real people. 

Since: Sep 8, 2011
Posted on: September 29, 2011 11:13 pm

Romo: Redskins D kept calling out snap count

Okay........... Maybe we won't eat them up but I am extremely confident that when playoff time comes around as usual we will be in it and not in no wildcard hunt. The improvements we made with coaching and players are going to shine when these EXPERIENCED pickups get it together and my friend, I am definitely saying that will be our first game after the bye week. I'm not wishing Gore any harm,but he is gonna get BROKE UP THIS WEEK. Andy Reid is gonna treat S.F. like Tomlin did to Seattle after the Baltimore game. It's not gonna be pretty. We got  a chip on our shoulders now. Big Bucks mean big shoes to fill and yeah... I was mad at Vick because I though the blame should really be on the off-line. Mudd is gonna get it together. I don't remember Peyton on his azz much and don't expect Vick to be on his too much in the second part of the season. Communication with the run def is making me want to get drunk but these guys I'M TELLING YOU, got this game coming up and the power ranking is gonna see the EAGLES ranked.....5 or 6. By week 8, they will be 3 - 5. You heard it hear first, you can see it at the LINC!!!

Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: September 28, 2011 8:34 pm

Romo: Redskins D kept calling out snap count

If they were calling out snap counts, how come no one the Dallas line jumped? I think Costa is making S$%t up.

Since: Sep 17, 2010
Posted on: September 28, 2011 7:39 pm

Romo: Redskins D kept calling out snap count

Dont get down on the Eagles fan too much, all they are doing is what all other Eagles fans have been doing, just assuming they are gonna win the title because of the offseason signings.   The truth is, that right now, they are not half as good as the fans want to believe.  Will they get better..problably.  But right now I see many part about that team is McCoy.  

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: September 28, 2011 1:27 pm

Romo: Redskins D kept calling out snap count

So the Cowboys decided to bring this to light after the game and not during the game? I thought one of the reasons why we have referees is because they can officiate the game. How come no one complaint to the refs "during" the game and not after? Now, that's cheating, lol. 

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