The last thing I would expect a QB like Tony Romo to work on is his posture in the pocket. He’s such an unorthodox player, making Brett Favresque plays that make it difficult to be set in the pocket.
But the Associated Press had an article here on how Romo is working on the little things that we as fans may, and likely won’t notice during the game.
Romo is concentrating on his posture in the pocket, standing taller and settling his feet more before throwing passes.
“It’s the ability to throw from different positions,” Romo said this week. “The ability to calm your feet to make certain throws.”
All of this makes sense because Romo has an interesting throwing style. If he was to stand taller in the pocket and ensure his feat are in position, his arm will flow easier in the midst of a throw.
The fact Romo is working on the little things is positive news.
“I always felt that if I wasn’t working on something or I wasn’t trying to enhance your game and take it the next step, why play the game?” Romo said. “It’s just not as much as fun if you’re not trying to improve upon where you were.”
My last post wasn’t an attempt to doubt Romo’s skills. I realize that last year’s playoff loss wasn’t his fault. But the comparison or similarity I was trying to make was of two similar QBs who had trouble winning the biggest game, let along a playoff game.
Here is an article that says Romo isn’t even one of the elite QBs in the game.
Ever hear of Jared Allen or Rashean Mathis? (Division I-AA players.) What about Joshua Cribbs or Antonio Gates? (Undrafted free agents.)
That’s why Romo’s instant celebrity is somewhat troubling to me. Especially since Romo hasn’t done a thing yet.
Yes, he had a great regular season last year, statistically, as “America’s team” finished 13-3.
But going into the stretch run, Romo faltered, throwing three interceptions against the Philadelphia Eagles in a game that was later known as the “Jessica Simpson” game.
For some reason, a professional athlete couldn’t play well in front of his smoking hot, pop star girlfriend.
Although the columnist seems to answer his own questions within his own writing, I love this post my TheLandryHat friend Dave Troll who helps the columnist with answering his pressing questions.
Tony Romo is an elite quarterback. His play this past season solidified that. The Buffalo game was special for various reasons, but it showed his tenacity and that’s when I put him on the list of Cowboys greats. Yet, I can also be one of his friendly harshest critics because I know what it feels like to win the big games, and I want to feel it again.