I’m so happy that the season has officially begun. I actually get a little depressed when the season ends every year. I took the above picture a couple of years ago. Tony Romo is often times ripped by Dallas fans and a large number of NFL fans in general. I personally don’t think he is the issue. It’s easy to blame him for the Cowboys losses over the years. Sure he has had his mistakes – some of them real big. But you can’t comment on him being a bad quarterback and completely forget about how bad the offensive line has been the past couple years. A good bit of blame also falls on the coaching staff for calling some pretty crazy plays. Lastly, some of the greatest blame falls to owner Jerry Jones for trying to run this team when he clearly shouldn’t. Sure he has some Superbowls as owner, but those aren’t really to his credit. He simply took what was already in play and reaped the benefits.
Consider that Romo has been a top 10 quarterback all but twice since he became the starter for Dallas halfway through the 2006 season. 4 of the past 6 years he has been in the top 5 for either passing yards or touchdowns. He has set records for Dallas including the most 300 plus passing yard games and 3 or more touchdowns per game. Romo holds the #5 all-time career passer rating of 95.6 and the #6 all-time yards per attempt record of 7.9. Next, think about the dismal quarterback situation in Dallas prior to Romo. He is the greatest quarterback we have had since Troy Aikman.
So, before anyone wants to hate on Romo, look at his stats. Making some bad passes, fumbling the ball or throwing interceptions sometimes do not validate an argument for him being a bad quarterback.
Lastly, if you are interested in talking about football and are in the camp that believes Romo is a bad quarterback, please let me know at the beginning of the discussion so I can tune you out for the remainder of it.