You have to feel at least a little bad for Tony Romo right?
As the draft nears closer and closer the newest trend on the rumor mill is the Johnny Manziel to the Dallas Cowboys pick. Everyone knows that Jerry Jones is all about publicity, but is this a legitimate possibility?
We all know by now that when it comes to Jones anything is possible, but would the Cowboys use their first rounder on a project quarterback, when it isn’t a position of need whether you think so or not, when you already have a quarterback in Tony Romo making upwards of $20 million per year, Kyle Orton, and then newly signed quarterbacks Brandon Weeden and Caleb Hanie?
I wonder if Tony Romo will ever get the monkey off of his back. The recent surgery might be a cause for concern, but surely we all remember when the injury actually happened and Romo was still able to lead his team to victory and keep them in playoff contention.
Maybe Jerry Jones did what we should all do and had faith in the guy when he paid him. I remember all the chatter about how the contract was undeserved even from the likes of Donovan McNabb who mentioned how ridiculous Romo’s contract was despite only one playoff victory. Sorry Donovan, no matter how many playoff games you won the only thing we’ll remember is that you never got that ring.
My contention is this, we are angry because Romo has not won a Super Bowl, not because he hasn’t won more playoff games. Losing in an NFC Championship game is as good as not making the playoffs, nobody will ever remember that team.
We criticize him for being at Duke or Mavericks basketball games, or playing golf, and blame those losses on him as well.
Truthfully, we are a bitter fan base and Romo is an easy scapegoat.
We beg for the drafting of Manziel when we clearly know our needs are on defense. We blame Romo for losses in games similar to that of the Green Bay Packers when we all know coaching was our kryptonite in that game.
We want the days of old, but aren’t willing to admit that we aren’t just a miracle working quarterback away.
I’ll leave you with this, find me another team with one of the statistically worst defenses in NFL history who was still playing for a playoff spot in the final game. My guess is that you can’t.
Go ahead, draft Manziel and will keep this merry-go-round spinning.
Like I said, you have to feel at least a little bad for Romo.