Romo-friendly not so Romo-friendly?

by - April 10, 2009 - Posted in On Jerry

Amidst pitching wings, Troy Aikman had to this to say about Jerry’s new “Romo-friendly” team

I don’t know that it’s Romo friendly. I think maybe terming it better would be quarterback friendly, whether it’s Tony Romo or anybody else. Based on saying, ‘Hey, we want to make it Romo friendly,’ I think that takes away from why the decision was made.

In his article, Galloway goes on to say…

Romo has enough issues he’s facing for the ’09 season without his own owner/general manager adding “Romo-friendly offense” to the dog pile.

What do you think? Will the new Romo-friendly offense be so Romo-friendly after all? Will Tony be able to handle the additional pressure?

2 Responses to Romo-friendly not so Romo-friendly?

Luis

April 10th, 2009 at 10:11 am

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It's a good thing this isn't a multiple choice question. There are so many different ways that this thing could go. The immediate and simple answer is that the offense would be “Romo-friendly”. This is because he never has to have that little voice in the back of his head, reminding him that TO needs to have X amount of balls thrown to him every game. This will allow Romo to distribute the ball to numerous receivers. Romo is at his best when he is working without constraints. His improvisation skills are what make him a top 10 quarterback in the NFL. Take that away by having a receiver bitching and moaning, and he becomes the middle of the road quarterback that we saw in 2008.

Now, this all depends on whether or not Jason Garrett's play-calling improves. After taking the league by surprise in 2007, the offense became way too predictable last season. And with the emergence of Felix Jones and TaShard Choice as legitimate weapons, Garrett will have to balance the offense a little better than he has in the past. If he does that, however, the loss of TO should only be felt with the lack of Fox cameras permanently focused on the Cowboys sideline.

All that said, the onus will actually fall on Jason Witten and Roy Williams. The offense will only go as far as those two can take it.

Luis

April 10th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

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It's a good thing this isn't a multiple choice question. There are so many different ways that this thing could go. The immediate and simple answer is that the offense would be “Romo-friendly”. This is because he never has to have that little voice in the back of his head, reminding him that TO needs to have X amount of balls thrown to him every game. This will allow Romo to distribute the ball to numerous receivers. Romo is at his best when he is working without constraints. His improvisation skills are what make him a top 10 quarterback in the NFL. Take that away by having a receiver bitching and moaning, and he becomes the middle of the road quarterback that we saw in 2008.

Now, this all depends on whether or not Jason Garrett's play-calling improves. After taking the league by surprise in 2007, the offense became way too predictable last season. And with the emergence of Felix Jones and TaShard Choice as legitimate weapons, Garrett will have to balance the offense a little better than he has in the past. If he does that, however, the loss of TO should only be felt with the lack of Fox cameras permanently focused on the Cowboys sideline.

All that said, the onus will actually fall on Jason Witten and Roy Williams. The offense will only go as far as those two can take it.