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  1. DisgruntledTunaFan

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    Just curious - do you think he would excel in this system, and shrug away all his "flaws"? Or do you think he'll be a liability in this offense?

    Also - here in Dallas last year, alot of people(but not me) were pointing fingers at Terrell Owens b/c supposedly, his whining and crying over wanting to be happy and get the ball alot ended up hurting Romo's reads when he would drop back in the pocket. Well...despite a dangerous running game now that Jason Garrett is utilizing...well...let's just say you can't blame someone else for your own problems.
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    As well as Bledsoe did.:p
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    I am not a fan of Romo at all. Sure he occassionally posts great stats but that doesn't make him a great QB. Until he proves he can protect the football, until he proves he can win tough games, until he proves he can win in December/January, i will not rate Tony Romo at all.

    If he was playing at any other team in the league, he would be considered a bad QB.
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    Romo seems susceptible to distractions and there seems to be a lot in Dallas. He might have more success with Belichick, but that could be said about a lot of QBs. IMO Phillips is holding the team back and I'm surprised JJ didn't replace him two years ago.
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    What's the point of this thread?

    Anyone?

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    Slightly above average, at best. He's a terrible decision maker, and as others have said, his ball security is a tad lacking. Those are strikes 1 through 17 on a Belichick team.
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    He would do terribly in our "system".

    Romo is a gunslinger - a poor imitation of Favre. He can make the spectacular play, but loses games due to forcing the ball, poor reads, bad game management, and poor decision making, all of which are anathema to Bill Belichick.

    Peyton Manning, Matt Ryan, and probably Joe Flacco would do well in our system.
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    Drew Brees is a shocking omission :)
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    Tony Romo might actually do well in our system. Our line is mobile enough to play to his strength I think.
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    Yup. Need education here too.

    Romo lacks the most significant skillsets to succeed here. Poise, presence, accuracy, discipline, patience, temperment, work ethic, field vision, mentality, leadership, unwavering focus, humility... Intangibles.
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    Dallas never should have chosen to go with Romo over Bledsoe. It was a mistake that's been killing that team.

    Then again, that team's made so many terrible mistakes that one more probably doesn't matter.
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    I think it was a lesser of two evils decision Bledsoe forced on Tuna. But I agree that they've made more mistakes in Dallas than crowning Romo prematurely.
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    Come to think of it - Parcells admitted in an interview months after the Seattle "bobbled snap" playoff game that Romo's mistake was the reason he walked away - heck, Parcells pretty much warned the press and Cowboy fans to NOT get overexcited over him after a few games back in 2006(when he had that hot start taking over for Bledsoe).

    Although I was never of fan of Parcells here in Dallas - you have to admit, this man is pretty wise and sharp when it comes to football. Alot of the things that he predicted to unfold after he left has pretty much been unveiled.
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    So Belichick would not possibly get Romo to improve in any of those areas???
    You can't prove that anymore than anyone could prove he'd be better here.
    Romo had better promise when Parcells was there ... I think he just needs a stricter system to flourish.
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    Dallas is actually a pretty well run organization that has a consistent POSSIBILITY of success each season, which is all any team can ask for. (Yes Jones is a stone's throw away from being too much of a meddler.)

    As for Romo? He is a good QB, but would do horribly in our system. His best attributes are all physical, whereas our offense requires strong mental attributes. Romo wouldn't be able to make the correct protection adjustments at the line and is probably not good enough with pre-snap reads (which is why he has to scramble around so much.)

    He would be a good fit for some other teams in the league, though.

    -Rob-
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    Dallas? You mean JJ. Actually I guess both are the same. As long as he's calling the shots, Dallas will always be a mediocre competitor.
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    Bill doesn't GET players to improve, he seeks players with the capacity to. Romo's a good kid, and he has some physical tools. He's just not terribly bright and driven or cerebral and he's not nearly talented enough to get by on his.
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    i'll be honest with you. i think tony would be a much better QB here in NE than in Dallas. The reason is simple. Belichick. He would make sure Tony does not do the things that get him into trouble. The pats coaching staff is the best for a reason. Even Turdell Sands who was awful in Oakland looked pretty good yesterday.

    Dallas has a major coaching problem since Parcells left. Parcells kept Romo on a leash for a reason. Not only that, Jason Garrett is probably not going to get the HC gig he wants. He should have taken the HC job in Baltimore but went back for more money in dallas and now no one probably wants him.
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    Remove that horse-faced goober - and his lil' brother - and add Carson Palmer, Cassel, Brees, and poss. Rodgers, Hasselbeck & Warner, and you've got a deal.

    To the original point: Tony Romeo would never succeed here. He personally - and only he -lost both the jints & donkeys games, all by himself. Dallas should be 4-0, the jints 3-1.

    Romeo is regressing, not progressing. By season's end, he'll be a basket case.
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    Hasselbeck and Warner would never make it here. Injury prone and ball security issues. Matt was Brett's understudy and it took years for Holmgren to break the bad habits and by the time he did his had run out.

    Bill would love horseface, and might even tolerate his brother. Because they are coachable and Peyton is incredibly cerebral and they are both all in guys.
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    What a happy looking couple; talk about going through the motions.............

    As others have pointed out Romo would not be a good fit here, his decision making is piss poor at best.

    And the beat goes on in Dallas..................
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    Most importantly, he doesn't have the fire. He doesn't have the emotional humiliation suffered by a 6th round 199th pick. ;)
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    Inability to read defenses and running around in circles hoping someone will get open is a strength?
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    Probably the same thing he does in dallas, play great in september and october then sh|t the bed in december and july
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    Exactly, I think our "system" would play to the strengths of any qb allowing that qb to succeed, but I don't think he would do nearly as good as TFB or Matt Cassell. I think he has a better arm than cassell and their athleticism is similar but I think Matt had a better head on his shoulders.
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    I still have a soft spot for Hasselbeck because he's a BC alum & Patriots legacy, like Lofa Tatupu. Not a very rational reason to place him in the "possibility" category I admit. As for Warner, I gotta give him his due because he seems to have made the most of his non-overwhelming physical gifts, while displaying inarguable toughness. He & his wife's attitudes can be off-putting, but his dedication seems genuine, unlike that of the other UDFA QB Romeo. You're right, though, that both he & Matt can suddenly suffer from fits of Turnover-itis.

    As for horseface, I still take glee in the "Manning Face" from the 2003/04 POs, and will always remember his quote after losing to Pits-dirt in the '05 POs about his "protection issues." I would love to see that expression - and those comments - again due to another loss to the Pats in a future PO game.
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