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  1. Wordsmyth

    Wordsmyth In the Starting Line-Up

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    The funny thing is (unlike Tony's arch-nemesis, Dan Flappy Fouts), Tony has lost to the GOAT at least twice, and doesn't appear to harbor any ill-will toward him. I swear to Bob Dobbs, every time I hear Fouts and his floundering monotone address Tom, DF acts as though Tom has personally slighted him.
     
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    I hope he continues to study if that's the case. He watches a lot of film before the game. Hopefully he also gets these other guys to pick up a tablet once in a while.
     
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    Is he doing the SB?
     
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    I like Romo's comments. He seems to have fun doing it and that is very important.What is more I did not notice bias in his opinions.
     
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    tbh I'm not sure why the consensus seems to be that the commentator-to-coach move would be a step up for him. NFL coaching is an absolute meat grinder that nobody without a coaching background is really prepared for. He'd be signing up to probably quadruple the number of hours he works, all for the rather thankless task of being a coordinator somewhere where everyone will be calling for his head and he'll be scapegoated and fired if 5 or 6 balls bounce the wrong way over the course of a season. Unless getting into coaching is something he's super passionate about and has been wanting to do for a long time, I just don't see where the motivation for making that switch could come from. Not when he has arguably the cushiest NFL-adjacent job in the world, for which he's universally recognized and widely praised to the point that it's probably helping his on-field legacy by now.
     
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    Yeah, I think that's a huge part of it. It's not just that he has an encyclopedic knowledge of what's happening or that he can reliably predict what's going to happen before the ball is snapped. It's also that he's just a really natural, personable speaker whose enjoyment of what he's doing always comes through in his commentary. Both are rare by themselves, and getting them together is that much rarer. Last guy that was even close was John Madden back when he was actually informative and before he became a walking self-parody late in his career.
     
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    I agree. He is living closer to a 40h week now than anything inside the NFL is to 80h. Less pressure, he gets to talk to a lot of creative football minds during prep meetings, works from September to January (sometimes February). And already makes more money at CBS than most experienced coaches do.

    There is zero reason why he'd go into coaching unless like you say he feels super passionate about it and being around "the guys". But he more or less has the dream job for his skillset.
     
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    My personal favorite is Don Meredith who was on MNF and for a few
     
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    He said it while replaying the Edelman punt challenge
     
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    TheRainMaker In the Starting Line-Up

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    He actually kept anticipating certain things to happen during the game. First time I remember was when Nance said something like "Chiefs about to be in a 14 point hole". Brady throws a pick in the endzone. I don't remember the others, but Romo told him he didn't want to assume anything yet.
     
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    Agreed, commentating is about as cushy of a job as can be.

    The only way it would make sense if if he has an insatiable desire to win and/or be competitive.

    It's kind of like coaching in college vs. the NFL. In college, these coaches have incredibly cushy jobs and are treated like royalty; it's hard to believe some of these guys ever leave for the NFL (where job security is clearly not a thing).
     
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    Not only that, but Romo literally refers to Tom has "the GOAT" during broadcasts.
     
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    Yup, difference in attitudes.
    Tying this in, I think that's part of the reason for the difference in attitudes. Fouts had a different playing style altogether. So he wouldn't appreciate -- or possibly even understand -- what Brady is trying and able to do.

    Romo grew up with Parcells who employed the EP system. Sure Parcells isn't an offensive guru, but it's likely that he had similar expectations that Belichick has about what his QB should be doing. Whenever Romo speaks of Brady, I've always heard a sense of envy and admiration - basically along the lines of, Brady is able to do all of the things I wanted to do but just wasn't able to. Now there could be a variety of reasons for why that is - Brady having higher talent level than Romo, Romo not having a cool-as-ice personality like Brady causing him to panic under pressure, Romo enjoying life outside of football and therefore not putting the same OCD effort in his craft as Brady, something else altogether. We don't know what it is, but simply all things that don't make him a bad person but just prevented him from being an elite quarterback. But whatever it is, it clearly hasn't impacted Romo's ability to enjoy someone who can do all of that.
     
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    I recall Romo rightly calling out Tomlin in the Pittsburgh game as well for that last drive where they basically handed the ball back to TB12 with way too much time. It didn't quite work out for the Pats, but it nearly did and it didn't have to be that close.
     
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    I enjoy his insight and he does seem genuinely into the game from a fan perspective.

    Things I don't like:

    1. His voice (grating, gravelly.....seems like he needs a throat sweet)
    2. "OH WOWWWWWWWW" Over enthusiasm for just about everything and this is the standard phrase almost every time.
    3. Still biased (just more subtle than some of the old hacks) - won't mention obvious Kelce push offs - even though we are watching a replay of it over and over before the XP.
     
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    This kinda talk will give Romo leverage in getting CBS to pony up though. So while I agree, it's good this kind of talk happens for Romo.
     

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