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Deion Sanders has had about enough of Tony Romo

Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:19 am
Deion Sanders likes Tony Romo but says 'you can't trust him.' (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Deion Sanders is an analyst for the NFL Network, and he's a former Cowboy, too, so it stands to reason that he'd have some thoughts on his former team. He's previously weighed in on wide receiver Dez Bryant, his one-time mentee, and after what transpired at the Jerry Dome Sunday against the Lions, Sanders spoke frankly about everybody's favorite punching bag, quarterback Tony Romo.

"I don’t understand this guy. Just when you want to believe in him, heroic effort, came back against San Francisco, they said punctured lung and everything," Sanders said during the NFL Network's Sunday night wrap-up show. "And we praised him, we said, 'Yeah, he’s that leader, he’s their guy.' And then you come and do this. What are you thinking? Sooner or later we’ve just got to quit guessing and assuming that this guy’s is the guy to get you over the hump, and say, 'You know what? This guy is always going to be great statistically, but he’s not that guy that can take you to where you want to go.' And that’s the Super Bowl."

Sounds familiar because it's what we hear every season with Romo, a top-10 NFL quarterback who goes through stretches (usually at the worst possible moments) where he looks like he's never thrown a football.

Still, despite his wildly inconsistent play from one week to the next, we didn't single him out in the latest edition of Coach Killers for one reason: defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who can't blame sore ribs or a punctured lung for his decision to not double-cover Calvin Johnson on the game's most important play.

And if Romo apologists are looking to dispel the notion that the Cowboys' quarterback is solely responsible for Sunday's loss, Grantland's Bill Barnwell offers a helping hand.

"Go watch those [Romo interceptions] again. It's one thing when a quarterback makes a terrible throw to the sideline and it gets jumped by an eager defender. That's a throw that invites a pick-six. The two interceptions that were returned for scores were both disappointing throws, but neither of them were totally on Romo. And if you watch the returns, you'll note that Bobby Carpenter and Chris Houston run through virtually the entire Cowboys offense en route to the score. …There's nothing about those interceptions that forced the Cowboys to avoid making tackles, and assigning Romo all of the blame for those plays because the Cowboys didn't tackle is beyond unfair."

Okay, so it wasn't all Romo's fault, but none of his 10 teammates made him throw the ball in those situations.

Perhaps it's time for the Cowboys offense to devote some practice time to tackling would-be interceptors. It's unconventional, yes, but Romo's going to throw picks so it only makes since to be prepared. Either way, to hear Sanders tell it, the torch-and-pitchfork crowd is mobilizing.

"Dallas Cowboys fans are sick of it. We had [Romo] on our shoulders last week. 'Oh Tony, he’s our king!' But now we want to stone him. I’m serious, that’s the way [fans] feel about him because you can’t trust him. I like him. Statistically, he’s great, but you can’t trust him."

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Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 11:39 am

Deion Sanders has had about enough of Tony Romo

Tony Romo has a gunslinger mentality.  He will take chances and sometimes he gets burned.  That's life kiddies, no risk, no reward.

I believe Romo made some poor throws in the 2nd half and those turnovers definately caused the Cowboys to lose.

The bottom line is this:  Tony Romo is one of the best QB's in the NFL.  He makes plays with his mobility and has the ability to make decisions and take  chances.  Sometimes you make a bad decision, sometimes you make a bad throw, and sometimes the reciever runs a bad route.  No matter what, it will all come back to the QB.

I'll take my chances with Romo and will bet that the Cowboys are in the playoffs at the end of the season.  What he does in the playoffs, is anyones guess, but I won't bet against him.

Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 4:07 am

Deion Sanders has had about enough of Tony Romo

Deion ain't any smarter than any of us.  


Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2011 1:32 am

Deion Sanders has had about enough of Tony Romo

I just don't get why everyone goes out of their way to defend Romo. The guy is spineless andwill never come through in the clutch. Sorry but it's true *shugs*

Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: October 4, 2011 10:24 pm

Deion Sanders has had about enough of Tony Romo

Praise Romo one week chastise him the next, tis the role of a Dallas Cowboy QB. I,  as a lifelong Cowboy fan remember the likes of Danny White, Gary Hogaboom, Steve Peluer, Quincy Carter, Anthony Wright, Ryan Leaf, aged Vinny Testaverde, Chad Hutchinson......Tony Romo beats them all who have not a ring hands down and has my vote of confidence. Dallas Cowboy fans have waited too long to have a gem like Romo come along and then be targeted by some journalistic tripe from a short term memory has been player. Stand united and rise my fellow Dallas Cowboy fans, cause this loss will be a distant memory when the Boys take the NFC East.  

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:54 pm

Deion Sanders has had about enough of Tony Romo

Deion is secretly married to Tiki Barber. Didn't you guys know that?

Deion is just going to take turns running down everyone in the NFC East. Have to figure Eli and the Giants are next so he can get more ink in the New York media.

Too bad he doesn't have McNabb to kick around anymore. It's really no fun to pick on the Redskins without him.

And of course, he'll never go after the "Philadelphia Felon" because that's a little too close to home.

As George Harrison said to George Michael - "Shave and go home."

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