I am a casual sports fan, not particularly great at anything by the world’s standards. I get up at 4:30am every morning and go to work until about 4:00pm. If there is football, baseball or basketball game on TV it is usually on in the background of my life while I take care of the kids and the house and other husband duties. I am a regular guy and I am cool with that. What you see is what you get, which is really the case with all of us I believe.
Going back to being a normal guy, I follow football pretty close. I play fantasy football in a few leagues and I am pretty good. On a side note, I prefer PPR over standard but to each his own right? My first memory of Romo is from the botched FG hold in the 2007 wildcard game. Playing both hero and villain Romo’s miss step handed Seattle the win and began a conversation that has gone on for 6 years. Is Tony Romo a choke artist? Well, if you go by the definition of artist I would have to say that YES, Tony Romo is a choke artist. It is something that he seems to be able to do quite well and usually on some of national TV’s biggest stages.
It has been 6 years since the Seattle debacle. Since then we have seen multiple coaching changes, multiple receiver changes as well as a number of different running backs. For 6 years we have watched the Cowboys underachieve and miss opportunities. The common denominator for the last 6 years is Romo. There is no need for a QB change, there isn’t anyone out there that can fill his shoes for 3 ½ quarters. He is as good as they come, but there is still something missing.
We saw it last night as Manning once again commanded is offense with precision that could change the record books. This is not a comparison between Peyton and Romo, Peyton is in a different class. What we saw last night is the difference in that class. Cowboys went up right away and hung with the Bronco’s all night and in the end it was a Romo mistake that cost the game not a mistake made by Peyton.
At the end of the day the legacy of a QB will be how they handle themselves in the big moments. McNabb is known for blowing the Superbowl while puking in the huddle, for a long time Manning was known for losing to Brady, and until he shows us something different Romo will be remembered for choking when his team needed him to step up. Quack! Quack!
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