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Cooley mocks Romo, wants to cagefight him

Posted on: October 5, 2011 11:40 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The rivalry between the Cowboys and Redskins is always entertaining, especially when you have characters like Chris Cooley involved. (For those that don't remember Cooley and then-teammate Colt Brennan did a mock video of Jason Witten and Tony Romo doing a "Fantasy Files" video. It's amazing.)

But Cooley might have taken things to a new level this time, mocking the Cowboys choke against Detroit last week and Romo's meltdown. Also, challenging Romo to fight.

"It’s SO good," Cooley said of Romo's play in Week 4, via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. "I was watching the scoreboard in St. Louis, and I didn’t see that they’d lost really until they end, I thought they blew them out so I kind of stopped paying attention. It’s amazing, AMAZINGto watch him choke like that.

"I’m just saying, I’m up 24 points in the third quarter, if I’m the head coach, I feel like I could probably just take a knee for the rest of the game, punt it away and there’s no way that Detroit’s gonna drive on you that many times," Cooley said. "The only way you’re gonna give up that many points is turnovers, right? It’s hilarious to watch him throw pick sixes, too, back-to-back. I loved it. But it wouldn’t be as good as my cage fight."

Cooley makes a pretty good point, and the same one I've been screaming about all week -- the Cowboys were up 24 points and weren't running the damn ball. Just because it's a passing league doesn't mean you have to pass. Run the ball. Melt the clock. Win the game. It's a pretty simple formula if you're up 24 points.

Whatever, the point being that Cooley also said he thinks he can take Romo in a cagefighting match. Arrington, per Steinberg, asked Cooley how long it would take to finish Romo off in the classic steel-cage format. The result is, predictably, awesome.

"For me to beat Tony? I’m gonna be honest, I don’t know what kind of cagefighting skills he has," Cooley said. "I would probably try to incorporate my wrestling ability, like when I was in high school. Obviously it’s been a while, but I didn’t like to beat people fast. I like to embarrass 'em a little bit. Like, take a 24-point lead, and then just play with it a little bit."

Well then -- the Redskins/Cowboys rivalry is just taking on a whole new turn of nastiness isn't it? Cooley seems to have already forgetten what happened in Week 3, when the Cowboys won on Monday night. But that's OK, it only makes the fight that much spicier.

With that in mind, let's break down the measurables. Or, at least, the stuff we like to compare between the two guys. To the tape!



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Comments

Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Cooley mocks Romo, wants to cagefight him

Cooley go back to being on the Injury List you hack.  Chris realizes that his career is almost over and needs to do something so that maybe someone will remember him one day.



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Cooley mocks Romo, wants to cagefight him

Washed up? Really? Considering Tony Romo's entire career has been built on regular season success and consisteny postseason failures, I don't think your claim is valid. Being washed up implies that he is no longer capable of performing at a high level. In the case of Chris Cooley, it is a matter of the offense being geared towards Fred Davis and his Shannon Sharpe-like ability.

Romo is overrated, end of story. 



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2011 2:50 pm
 

Cooley mocks Romo, wants to cagefight him

Yeah and this is the same Cooley that exposes himself on the internet right? Yeah your real tough you washed up freak!



Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2011 9:37 am
 

Cooley mocks Romo, wants to cagefight him

Cooley has started evey game...



Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 10:00 pm
 

Cooley mocks Romo, wants to cagefight him

This is blown way out of proportion and couldn't be farther from the truth.  Anyone who's anyone knows better. 



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Cooley mocks Romo, wants to cagefight him

Fred Davis is the featured TE in Washington's offense so it's no surprise Chris hasn't racked up any decent statistics thus far. Look at more than just a player's statistics for just the current year before you make a dumb comment like that.
Fact remains, you should probably at least be a starter for your team before you go off bragging about your high school wrestling skills that might enable you to beat a QB 30lbs lighter.  Second, career is right at 4 catches per game and about 670 yards per year over the first 7 years of his career -- start carving that bust in Canton, not.  Cooley should keep his mouth shut and worry about keeping his job and whether or not he'll be getting a paycheck next year if he continues at his blistering pace of 28 catches and 264 yards in 2011.



Since: Apr 18, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Cooley mocks Romo, wants to cagefight him

This is hilarious to me.... Cooley who absolutely nobody is talking about because he is getting outshined by Davis comes out and runs his mouth.  I guess riding the bench and not being in the games anymore allows you to watch the scoreboard from the bench during games.

Cooley is a joke, a second string TE on a team that has single handedly almost killed the Cowboys/Redskins rivalry because of how bad they have been for the past 10 years.




Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: October 5, 2011 6:36 pm
 

Cooley mocks Romo, wants to cagefight him

COOLEY GET REAL!........YOU WANT TO FIGHT A QUARTERBACK??? LET'S BE FAIR ABOUT IT. HOW ABOUT YOU VS. JASON WITTEN? OR BETTER YET MARTELLUS BENNETT?? LET TONY GO AGAINST YOUR "GROSS MAN" QUARTERBACK! I KNOW WHO MY MONEY WILL BE ON IN BOTH FIGHTS!!! COOLEY, I CAN'T THINK OF ONE NFL TIGHT END YOU CAN BEAT IN A FIGHT. I WILL EVEN TAKE "TWICE YOUR AGE" MIKE DITKA AGAINST YOU!!!



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 6:32 pm
 

Cooley mocks Romo, wants to cagefight him

Romo was terrible that night.  22-36, 255 yards, no TD's and 1 INT.  Him and his center couldn't get on the same page, he was screaming at everyone, yet if you listened to the announcers, he was Joe Montana
Well he did have 1 pick, you got that right.  But, 61% completion rate is not horrible - especially given he was working with some questionable O line play and 1 injured starting WR and 3 backups who continually ran the wrong routes.  Given that, and the number or short throws on 3 step drops to help protect the broken rib 255 yards is not terrible either.  Go look at the QB rankings and see where 61% completion and 255 yards per game would put you in most years -- 61% and 4,080 yards are right up there near the top.  "Screaming at everyone" you say, isn't the leader supposed to "get on" the young guys who (1) don't know where to line up, (2) don't know what route to run and (3) don't know the snap count 4 times?  I guess Brees or Brandy or any good QB would let that kind of thing slide, maybe give a few hugs with a gentle "it'll be all right, run whatever route you want"?   I just find it hysterical how the Romo haters give him 100% of the blame when the Cowboys lose and 0% of the credit when they win....winning with Romo playing with a fractured rib at that.



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 6:28 pm
 

Cooley mocks Romo, wants to cagefight him

I personally think Romo is terrible. With that said, I also think Chris Cooley is terrible. With that said, I also think Cooley is a big mouth and a bully. "I would probably try to incorporate my wrestling ability, like when I was in high school. Obviously it’s been a while, but I didn’t like to beat people fast. I like to embarrass 'em a little bit..." spoken like a bully.  With that said, I would smash Chris Cooley and I am barely 5'11. He better focus on trying not to lose his TE position to Fred Davis. On the list of 100 best Tight Ends Ever, he's probably around...Not on it. Again, stick to football and leave the fighting for those that know how to do it.


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