Romo makes five no-nos
Being such a tremendous fan of NFL football, as well as a huge non-fan of the Dallas Cowboys, I find it hard to resist commenting on last night’s game against the Chicago Bears. It was a shoot-out between quarterbacks with shaky reputations: Tony Romo and Jay Cutler.
Cutler came out on top as the Bears put it to the Cowboys in a 34-18 win. Of course, it was the Chicago defense that had the most impact.
They intercepted Tony Romo not once, not twice, but five times, returning two of the snags for touchdowns. This matches Romo’s career record for interceptions in a game and further illustrates why he just can’t seem to be taken seriously as a quarterback.
Romo is notorious for choking during crucial games. And last night’s game was crucial only because the Cowboys continue to struggle with consistency. Defeating the Bears would have made a serious statement and could have solidified the Cowboys’ reputation as a team to be reckoned with.
Instead, it raised questions about the future of this once-historic franchise and whether or not the man under center is the right man for the job.
Romo’s replacement in the fourth quarter, veteran Kyle Orton, came in with under three minutes left in the game and managed to toss a touchdown to Jason Witten. In other words, he did in three minutes what Romo only managed in three quarters of play!
I can’t say that I’m sad about last night’s result or all the questions surrounding Tony Romo because as I mentioned, I’m not a Cowboys fan. Being a die-hard Steelers fan means hating the Cowboys, mostly for our rivalry in the last three or four decades.
However, I always hate to see players perform at such a low level, and for that my heart goes out to Tony Romo. This guy has been through the wringer because even when he gets the Cowboys to the playoffs, he always finds some way to choke. Perhaps last night’s performance will provide the motivation Romo needs to improve and to give his team at least a chance to win.
As long as they don’t beat my Steelers, I’m fine with that.
Posted on October 2, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged Chicago Bears, commentary, current-events, Dallas Cowboys, entertainment, Football, National Football League, news, NFL, perspectives, sports, Tony Romo. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.