I’m working on a film review for the Buffalo game that I hope to finish and post by the end of the day.
Meanwhile, another angle for the All-American Bowl is the clash of the conferences. The AFC has been dominant over the NFC for quite a while now, maybe the Cowboys can be a source of pride for the NFC by whipping up on one of the AFC’s best like they did last year to the Colts. But ex-coach and current radio broadcaster Jim Fassel doesn’t think the Cowboys are part of the elite yet.
"I don't think they're ready for the elite," said Fassel, who will provide radio analysis on Westwood One's broadcast of the game. "If you were to divide it up, I'd feel comfortable saying they're one of the elite teams in the NFC, with the best potential to emerge beyond that."
Over the last six seasons, the Patriots have been brutal on NFC teams.
The Patriots, in particular, have enjoyed nonconference play over the last six seasons, putting together a 23-4 record (including playoffs), with seven straight victories. Last year, the Patriots outscored AFC North opponents, 111-41.
It should be interesting on Sunday.
JJT pens a love letter to Romo, it’s all about how his teammates have his back and the way they all rallied around him during his abysmal performance on Monday night. Fair enough, it’s great that we have a QB that the team believes in and wants to win for, that’s probably something this young team needs right now, a leader and a cause to fight until the end.
But JJT, you go too far:
See, Romo's best trait as a quarterback has never been his accuracy. Or his athleticism. Or his intelligence.
It has always been his personality.
Now it doesn't matter if you have a great personality and no talent.
Uh, no, Romo’s best trait as a QB is not his personality. You can’t spin that into reality. You even torpedoed your argument by stating that his personality doesn’t matter if he doesn’t have talent. Accuracy, athleticism and intelligence are all much more important. You might not have all three of those, lots of QB’s aren’t athletic, or you might not be the smartest guy on the block (hello Terry Bradshaw), but you better have something that works on the football field and I guarantee you can’t go out there and win on personality.
I felt like JJT was setting me up on a blind date and when I asked what she looked like he said she has a great personality.
Gil LeBreton thinks we should have pulled Romo after all those 1st-half INT’s, or at least considered it. I think he’s nuts. Why? It’s true I don’t think Brad Johnson is the savior, so I don’t want to go to him unless it’s absolutely necessary. But more importantly, was Gil watching the scoreboard? We were never out of the game. At no point were we more than 11-points down. You want to pull our starting QB, as awful as he was playing, only being down by two scores or less? Not me.
He compounds his error by trying to compare the QB position to other positions on the football field. Like to Jacques Reeves and trying to make the case that if he gave up three TD’s you might bench him. Face it, Gil, QB is a unique position and doesn’t follow the rules of other positions.
He also takes a shot at T.O.:
Better example: A certain mouthy, self-absorbed wide receiver who was shown yapping on the sideline because he wasn't being thrown the football.
As if Romo and Jason Garrett didn't already have enough on their plate.
At the end of the game, the squeaky wheel got the grease. Romo did throw Terrell Owens' way -- twice -- and Owens failed to deliver.
Let's hope Romo remembers that.
While I think that's a little harsh, he has a point. T.O., if you're going to talk the talk, you must catch the football.