Anybody who wears that star on the helmet while lining up behind center is going to experience pressure beyond belief, maybe even more so than the President of the United States. Whoever has the job of being the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys will automatically get tormented, criticized beyond all belief and just hated by anyone not a fan of the team.
If Tony Romo was the quarterback of any other team, it’s obvious he wouldn’t have this type of pressure on his shoulders. If he had of been wearing a Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet while fumbling the hold against the Seattle Seahawks, he probably wouldn’t be referred to as a choke artist.
Plus, you’ve got to wonder, if his role was switched with that of divisional rival quarterback Eli Manning or Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, would Romo have any Super Bowl rings?
KC Joyner recently wrote an article stating Romo is a Top 5 QB and Amani Toomer, former Giants receiver said Romo is better than Manning himself. Then there are those who take the opposite standpoint and blame Romo for not being able to win in clutch, having only one career playoff win.
There are many questions people can debate up and down and have no proof, but when it comes to Tony Romo, there are some things which remain un=debatable.
Yes the Cowboys were terrible at the end of the year last year. They didn’t play like wanted to win, but it wasn’t Romo’s fault.
Yes he blew the game against the Lions. Yes he made some bad reads and threw some interceptions, but only 10 of them, and on top of that, he threw a career high 31 touchdowns. Throw into the mix his 4,185 yards.
The disgusting and embarrassing performance of the Dallas Cowboys last year came on the defensive side. The D-line couldn’t tackle, nor could the linebackers and the secondary couldn’t cover, allowing QBs to stand in the pocket for three minutes each down and find a wide open receiver without fail. The receiver would then go on to hurdle over Terrence Newman and whoever else was might have been standing or sitting there. Not to mention, to say the offensive line was terrible would be an understatement
So where does Romo rank? According to the NFL players he’s No. 91 in the Top 100 players of 2012. That’s definitely way too low.
If you stop and do some honest evaluating, you’ll find he might not be at Top 10 quarterback, but he’s close to it. Go through every team by division and ask yourself which quarterback you would take if it were between that team’s signal caller or Tony Romo.
Also keep in mind Romo was undrafted which only confirms the reason for the pressure is because he plays for the Dallas Cowboys. If he was putting up the kind of numbers he has for the Jets, he’d be considered the best quarterback in franchise history since Broadway Namath.
Also, one has to wonder if whether or not we would have ever heard of guys like Laurent Robinson or Miles Austin if it weren’t for Tony Romo.
And finally, it’s pretty clear Romo is the most pressurized quarterback but is he the most pressured athletes in all sports now that Lebron James has won?