Ease up on Roy Williams, ESPN


Written by theMBIIIeffect

Monday was a strange day for me.

I was watching First and Ten on ESPN2 where Skip Bayless was debating the aptly named duo, 2 Live Stews.

That wasn’t the strange part.

The strange part was that I caught myself agreeing with Skip Bayless.

Bayless and I agreed on the latest overhyped practice camp story out of Dallas, namely that Roy Williams mentioned wanting the ball to Tony Romo after Romo missed an open Williams in practice. The video is here, with the comments in question coming around the 58 second mark.

While the 2 Live Stews and others were quick to compare Williams to former Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens for his public criticism of Romo, Bayless decided to give Williams a free pass on these comments.

If you look at Williams’ comments, it’s easy to see those parallels to Owens, but, as I said, I’m with Skip on this one. A reporter asked him about practice, and Williams simply responded honestly: Williams runs uncovered across the middle of the field, Romo doesn’t deliver the ball, Williams lets Romo know about it. The end.

Also, listen to Williams during the interview. When Owens used to complain about his quarterbacks to the media, there was a degree of blame there. In the interview, Williams says “That’s our job. That’s what we’re supposed to do.” He’s exactly right. He and Romo are still trying to get on the same page, and that’s what training camp is for. I’d be more worried if something like this didn’t happen.

Michael Irvin used to lay into Troy Aikman regularly during practice. I’m sure Terrell Owens let Drew Bledsoe and Tony Romo hear it every now and then. Why should Roy Williams do anything but the same?

Tags: Drew Bledsoe ESPN First And Ten Michael Irvin Roy E. Williams Skip Bayless Terrell Owens Tony Romo Troy Aikman

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