I have hard nothing today - from Cowboys fans, media and haters alike - that Tony Romo is inconsistent, mistake prone and erratic. I decided to look at the numbers because it just appeared to me that the criticism is getting out of porpoertion to the supposed problem. This is what I see from the conductor's seat of the bandwagon...
3rd in the NFL in passing yards (the offense runs off him)
5th in passer rating (so much for "not all that")
Tied with Peyton Manning in interceptions (and only one more than the other rating leaders)
10th in passing percentage (so much for erractic and inaccurate)
Tied for second in TDs (and that's with Felix and MBIII carrying a load)
So what exactly is Tony Romo doing that has people falling off the wagon like free gin at an AA meeting?? All I can imagine is that (1) we have set the bar for him so high that with every passing game (pun intended) we expect perfection. And Tony is not that guy - not Steve Young, not Troy Aikman. He's more like Favre or McMahon. He'll take chances and by definition some won't pan out. But there's not another QB I want on my favorite team. And (2) He didn't come from USC or THE Ohio State University.
If you like you some Eli, there's a link for the Big Blue View. Have at it.