While several quarterbacks are on pace to throw for more than 5,000 yards this season, Tony Romo is looking forward to setting a personal best of his own: Amount of criticism thrown at a player in a single season. In fact, it could be an NFL record by the time 2011 comes to a close.
While NBA Finals MVPs stick up for Romo and tell him to ignore the haters, others saw Tony’s performance on Sunday as a microcosm for what his career has become: a lowlight reel of choking performances. As the Washington Post shared with us, one of Romo’s division rivals decided to give him a few more boots to the gut while he was down on Tuesday.
It’s so good,” Chris Cooley told the Lavar and Dukes Show when asked about Romo’s three interceptions against the Lions. “I was watching the scoreboard in St. Louis, and I didn’t see that they’d lost really until they end, I thought they blew them out so I kind of stopped paying attention. It’s amazing, AMAZING to watch him choke like that.
“I’m just saying, I’m up 24 points in the third quarter, if I’m the head coach, I feel like I could probably just take a knee for the rest of the game, punt it away and there’s no way that Detroit’s gonna drive on you that many times,” Cooley continued. “The only way you’re gonna give up that many points is turnovers, right? It’s hilarious to watch him throw pick sixes, too, back-to-back. I loved it. But it wouldn’t be as good as my cage fight.”
Apparently Cooley talked about cagefighting with Lavar and Dukes last week, and on this week’s appearance he said he would love to beat Romo in the cage but would probably let him take a 24-point lead first and then “embarrass him.”
Something tells me it won’t be getting any easier for Romo in the coming weeks, so the best advice we can give him is just to keep on smiling.Google+