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NFL: Bledsoe or Romo

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Zarn, Oct 9, 2006.

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Romo or Bledsoe

  1. Tony Romo- Take the risk

    7 vote(s)
    36.8%
  2. Drew Bledsoe- You cannot win with such inexperience

    9 vote(s)
    47.4%
  3. Other/Bring back Aikman

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    15.8%
  1. Zarn

    Zarn Le Républicain Catholique

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    Who would you start, if you were the Tuna?

    Breakdown:

    Romo
    -Knows the Dallas offensive system
    -Spreads the ball around effectively
    -Little season experience
    -Mobile
    -Open communication with receivers

    Bledsoe
    -Knows the Dallas offensive system fairly well
    -Has history with Terry Glenn
    -Veteran
    -Not mobile
    -Tends to pass the ball to the wrong receiver in order to spread the ball (did not happen last season)
    -Takes too long to decide where to throw or if to throw it away
    -Some but not alot of communication with receivers (noticed limited communication in huddle but not on sideline)
    -Sometimes not on the same page as receivers
     
  2. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    I can see the wheels spinning in your head, grasping at the hope that Romo will save the team. Don't bet on it. Bledsoe gives Dallas it's best chance at winning this year. Switching to a less experienced QB would almost certainly reduce their chances.

    The trade-off is next year's production. The more experience Romo gets this year the easier it will be to make the transition to the future of the franchise, so they will definitely start him as soon as they give up hope for the SB this year.

    Don't be seduced by the Cowboy fans who are impatiently pushing for Romo. They are short-sighted and caught up in the Roethlisberger Cinderella story. That's a one time in forty years event. The odds are very much against Romo swooping in and saving the team. Bledsoe is the Cowboys best bet this year.
     
  3. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    "But he looked great in the pre-season."

    Any talented QB with the weapons Dallas has will look great in the pre-season. And Romo is undeniably talented. Get him in a game at full speed and it's almost certain he'll struggle getting comfortable with the speed and ferocity of an NFL defense playing at 100%.
     
  4. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    "It's better the start him early, even if that means pitting him against the toughest of opponents."

    This may be true, but there's a great case for solid mentoring of a perspective star QB, letting him play in easier games before exposing him to a crushing defeat. It's possible that exposing him to a defense that is too tough can actually retard his potential. Why is it that some QBs throw the ball too soon, or are unable to commit 100% focus to scanning the field for the best receiver? It's because they got sacked too much in early games and are distracted by the thought of an impending hit. That factor may have already limited David Carr's career potential. And it may be why you see a QB like Bledsoe making bad snap decisions like he does. In short, starting Romo too soon may result in him playing like Bledsoe at the peak of his career.
     
  5. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    "But you don't even like the Dallas Cowboys, Mojo."

    True. I should be right alongside the "fans" in Dallas who are short-sightedly undermining any chance for Dallas to succeed this season. Go for it, Tuna! :yeah
     
  6. Darkness

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    I totally agree with Mojotronica...
     
  7. Red Door

    Red Door Man of Mayhem

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    Forget the QB, just put no one in and see who wins then. :mischief:
     
  8. Zarn

    Zarn Le Républicain Catholique

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    We play Houston then the Giants. The Giants are tougher on the line rather than the QB, and Tony would be able to escape the their pass rush better than Drew. Only after these two games, does Dallas have a tough defense to play. So far, Julius Jones seems to have the # of that third team (CAR), anyway.

    That brings up my next point. Dallas is dangerous with the run this year. It can bring a nasty one-two punch, and that can take pressure off Romo. Julius has carried the team before. Bledsoe lost the game that Julius brought us.
     
  9. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    Alright, what happens if Romo loses the game against Houston or the Giants? He'd need to win both games to justify the decision to start him. If he loses either Parcells would look like a total idiot for starting him when Bledsoe is good enough to win both those games.
     
  10. Zarn

    Zarn Le Républicain Catholique

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    He'll gain experience. We aren't getting anywhere with this year's Bledsoe. Bledsoe was okay last year. Now, he just dropped far. Romo will only get better. Bledsoe will only get worse.
     
  11. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    That's the other thing -- Bledsoe has lost to teams that are very good this year: Jacksonville and Philadelphia -- AWAY. The odds were stacked against him in those games, in hindsight. I think you're just not able to accept that Philly is back in competitive form again. They are once again the class of the NFC-East.
     
  12. Zarn

    Zarn Le Républicain Catholique

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    If they almost lost at home to Bledsoe, and they lost to New York at home, how are they the class of the NFC East?
     
  13. Azale

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    They are not the class...so far they have beaten up on three AWFUL teams, and barely won a game where it was electric. They should have won, which is why I thought they would win.

    Bledsoe should be the starting quaterback, unless they lose to Houston and he is the main reason why.
     
  14. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

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    So far they have the best record: 4 and 1

    They beat weak teams -- Houston, San Francisco and Green Bay decisively. A good team doesn't beat weak teams by a slim margin, a good team crushes weak teams, which is what Philly did in those games. They had a double-digit lead each time.

    The NY Giants and the Dallas Cowboys are both competitive teams. That is, they are definitely not weak teams. So beating them is never a sure thing -- but a good team beats competitive teams more often than not.

    The Eagles are now 1-1 in games against competitve teams. The loss to NY was definitely a choke because the Giants came from behind to win it. The Eagles got cocky and NY made them pay for it. Philly was pretty dominant in it's game against Dallas. McNabb's fumble gave Dallas a shot to steal the win but it looked pretty good throughout.

    Obviously Dallas, NY and Washington all have issues to deal with. NY has at least had a very tough schedule. Washington looks like a paper tiger -- so much talent but they can't quite get it together. Dallas is roughly on par with NY so far, and neither has quite as much bragging rights as Philly right now.

    Dropping Bledsoe is tempting because he clearly made mistakes last night, but there's really no better choice for Dallas this season. At least get past the Houston game, where Bledsoe is likely to do a great deal of damage against their weak defense (but Romo is a total crap-shoot.) If Bledsoe chokes next week Dallas could still win, and will have a better idea if he's really lost it.
     
  15. Azale

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    Dallas has dominated its weaker opponents, mainly because we can run right down thier throats. Right now, we have not beaten a strong team. If we lose to the Giants, I will be truly worried.

    I will say one nice thing about Philly, McNabb will win the MVP award this year. He is amazing, a top 3 quaterback definately.
     
  16. Mojotronica

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    Dallas did great against Tennessee and will do great against Houston -- unless they bring Romo in. Then it's still likely they win but not a sure thing.

    They also beat Washington decisively, although the 'skins benched Portis that week because their coach has lost his mind. They are 1-2 against strong teams. Yeah, the Giants game will be huge for the Cowboys.
     
  17. Zarn

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    Fair enough.

    I guess if Jones (2nd in the League in yards per game and subject to change tonight) could win it for Romo (if he falters), he may be able to do it if Bledsoe falters. Is that logical enough for you? :p
     
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    Bledsoe should start the entire season unless injured, Romo will be fine next
    year if that's the path the Cowboys want to take. Bledsoe can play, he just
    needs a little more protection which the Tuna can do with a couple of coaching moves. ;)
     

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