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Are the coaches outhinking themselves?

 

Remember 2 years ago?  The Offense was explosive, big plays down the field, Romo running around making plays with his feet and mobility, making throws on the run for big gains?  Yeah, me too.  All you ever heard the opposing D's say was "we need to keep Romo in the pocket where he can't hurt us as badly" etc. etc..  And what did we hear during the folowing off-season?  The coaches were going to work more with Tony on staying in the pocket, remaining calm, following the progressions and hitting the open guy, all in an effort to reduce some of the turnovers that came with the other way of playing.  Well, since when do you intentionally try and force a player to be what he isn't, and at the same time intentionally helping out the opposition by teaching him to do exactly what they were trying to get him to do?  Turn him into a pocket passer.  What was the best play Romo made yesterday?  The big pass to Hurd on the last drive!  Romo scrambled around and found the open guy for a huge gain.  What happened when they got in the Red Zone?  2 slant passes right at the D's top cover guy.  I kept waiting for Romo to try some sort of sprint out to put pressure on the defenders on one side of the field, a run pass option, something, ANYTHING to let Romo be Romo.  I think it's time to just let Romo be Romo, stop trying to turn him into what he isn't.  Others have said the same sort of thing, you're going to have some turnovers, etc. but hell, you have that NOW, the difference is we are LOSING.  At least let him do his thing and if they still lose then so be it. 



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