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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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Comments

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:32 pm
 

Deion Sanders has had about enough of Tony Romo

the boz rules.. you forgot to mention the defensive play calling got piss poor in the 4th qtr as well. D Ware rushing the QB for 3 qtrs, then soneone got the bright idea of having him cover the flats for most of the 4th qtr instead o fputting pressure on the QB.



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:21 pm
 

Deion Sanders has had about enough of Tony Romo

And Dion;s comments, how can anyone take a guys comments serious that was actually caught on tape running from making a tackle??



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:18 pm
 

Deion Sanders has had about enough of Tony Romo

Like all teams, we need to build a good O line and solid D. Don't think Romo can win a Super Bowl with out these. I mean really, Eli Manning won a Super Bowl because of a Def. line that emerged for about 9 games as one of the best. The most Giants fans can hope for is the focus on a great D or that dumb founded QB will lead them into the blink of obscurity.



Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:01 pm
 

Deion Sanders has had about enough of Tony Romo

The great Jim Plunckett did not make Tony Romo money. Romo cripples them 2 ways. 1) His bad decisions, obviously and 2) As long as he has that long term multi-million dollar contract, they can't draft another QB high enough to come in and replace him. They're mediocre QB continues to deliver mediocre records. They need to tank and maybe have a top five or even top three pick. Worked for Buffalo and Detroit, and now look at em.



Since: Oct 4, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:58 pm
 

Deion Sanders has had about enough of Tony Romo

It's funny that a professional writer would make the mistake of using the word "mentee".  Is that some sort of new toothpaste?  There is no such word and the word protege should have been used instead.  I guess every professional makes mistakes.  Its just funny that a reporter would make such an error whilst writing a piece criticizing another professional for making mistakes.  Get a dictionary.



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:26 pm
 

Deion Sanders has had about enough of Tony Romo

The guy is absoltuely right. 



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 7:49 pm
 

Deion Sanders has had about enough of Tony Romo

Jim Plunkett took 8 years and was cut along the way by the Patriots and 49ers before finding a home in Oakland and winning a couple of Super Bowls.  Cannot always blame it on the QB and sometimes the QB needs time to mature and see enough situational defenses before he makes the right decisions.  Right now there is not another QB on the market that is as capable of Romo so unless the Cowboys can pull and off season trade than this discussion is not meant for this year.



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: October 4, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Deion Sanders has had about enough of Tony Romo

F*ck Deoin He is a dumb*ass



Since: Oct 4, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 7:06 pm
 

Deion Sanders has had about enough of Tony Romo

Deion has never been a true Cowboy.. If you remember Deion came to the Cowboys for money and then was very unbalenced in the treats to take his own life.  Then he becomes born again.  There are many teams around the league that would take Romo in a heart beat.  At least Romo plays hurt unlike Deion.  What about all the picks that Aikman threw. He is still a winner.  DEION GO GET BACK IN THAT FAIRY UNIFORM FOR DIRECT TV.






Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2011 6:49 pm
 

Deion Sanders has had about enough of Tony Romo

Deion is a self serving punk.  He really should just go away.


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