As a Philadelphia Eagles fan I love this story. Tony Romo has choked once again in crunch time. This time, Romo failed to qualify for the U.S. Open. Romo spent the offseason working on his game. Oh no, not his game on the gridiron. Romo spent the offseason working on his golf game.
Most players would get a free pass for this one. Romo is not one of them. Romo continues to be dogged for taking a vacation before a playoff game two seasons ago. Even die-hard Dallas Cowboy fans are starting to get tired of Romo spending more time on his off-field activities rather than focusing on his football game.
The offseason for the Dallas Cowboys has been headlined by the release of Terrell Owens. T.O. has been the easy target for critics looking for a scapegoat other than their beloved Tony Romo. The Cowboys may be cutting a distraction from the team. However, the Cowboys are also 10 touchdowns and 1,052 yards from the season. I ask if the Dallas Cowboys cut the right player?
Regardless, as an Eagles fan I can only hope that Tony Romo continues working his way towards the U.S. Open.
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Gridiron Gab – There are reportedly two NFL teams interested in Plaxico Burress. One is the N.Y. Jets, with another remaining anonymous. I expect a big comeback by Burress when he returns to the field. I think the Giants made a big mistake giving up on Burress so soon.
The Cincinnati Bengals will be the featured team on this season’s HBO Hard Knocks show. Other than the first season’s team the Baltimore Ravens, none of the last four teams have made the playoffs. Call me superstitious but I wouldn’t want HBO anywhere near my team with Hard Knocks.
Michael Irvin has donated $40,000 for injured Cowboys assistant scout Rich Behm. Say what you will about Irvin, but that is a classy move.
Brett Favre is exploring options on his bicep/shoulder injury. It is likely that Favre wants to play again and will if he can physically do so.
The Anquan Boldin story continues. Boldin’s agent says that the rumors about Boldin wanting $10 million a year are not true. Here is my take on the situation. I think Boldin is a great receiver and would love to see him on my favorite team. However, I think committing $10 million or close to that amount to an injury-prone receiver is nuts.
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