The topic of Tony Romo has run rampant over the past year or so... but even moreso this NFL season – and of late, with his new lucrative deal to remain with our Beloved Dallas Cowboys.
From Terry’s tip early last year to watch out for #9 – that he has the "it" factor – and that he would only get better... to Grizz’s countless hours studying our starting QB develop... I give you this interesting, yet accurate article by NFL Films’ Greg Cosell.
But first – a little background on Cosell. He is a 28-year veteran of NFL Films and the one-time executive producer of ESPN's NFL Matchup who occasionally writes for thesportingnews.com... and nephew of play-by-play sportscaster legend Howard Cosell.
Over two decades of watching film of NFL games and players more than qualifies Cosell to make pointed judgments on any on-the-field observations in the National Football League.
Before I have you click on the link to read his commentary, I’d like to share two paragraphs that stood out...
Entering this season, I had questions about Romo's development. In the final month of 2006, Romo looked like the inexperienced quarterback he was. He was jittery and frenetic in the pocket. He had a strong inclination to perceive pressure, then react and move when it wasn't really necessary. It was the kind of self-inflicted pressure that disrupts the timing of the passing game.
Watch tape of Romo in 2007 and you see dramatic improvement. He is much firmer in the pocket going through his progressions, even when there are bodies around him. And what really stands out is his ability to quickly get a clear picture of the defense, then deliver the ball to the right receiver with a live arm and accuracy.
Hit the link below and enjoy the piece in its entirety...