When we think of Brett Favre, there are generally two schools of thought. On one hand, we remember the guy who was one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history and probably the toughest player to ever play the game. On the other, we think of the guy who didn’t know when to call it quits and who made a mockery of himself over the final few years of his career. But do we think of Tony Romo? Favre does.
When discussing some of the NFL’s active quarterbacks during an appearance on the NFL Network, Favre said he feels that Romo is more like him than any other quarterback in the league.
“Romo is probably more like me than any of those guys,” Favre said according to Pro Football Talk. “I think way too much is cast upon him, good or bad. It’s Dallas, and much is expected. He’s carried those guys. I watched him last year, and I like Tony. I like the way he plays. I think at times he’s underrated.”
Naturally, Favre had to toot his own horn a bit by comparing a guy who carries his team to himself. Favre and the NFL Network’s Deion Sanders then went on to agree that Romo has to tell his offensive players where to be and what to do before each snap, which is a valid point. There were several times throughout the season last year where the Cowboys receivers looked clueless as the were lining up — an issue that arises way too often in Dallas.
“How in the world are you going to have a positive play when the ball is coming and you’re telling guys?” Favre asked.
That all may be true, but Romo has made some epic mistakes and had some serious mental lapses on the field over the years as well. He hasn’t gotten a whole lot of help, but Tony hasn’t exactly helped himself in big situations either.
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