Tony Romo is in complete control of this offense, he comands it and yes he is definitely elite. He routinely has to instruct his receivers where to line up, he even had to tell Witten where to go a couple of times against the Eagles. He bails out his offensive line all the time and I wish some “fans” could see what this team would be with-out him.
Are there different levels of elite? Perhaps there are, but I sure as heck would not take Tom Brady over Romo. Honestly Aaron Rodgers is the only other QB I would take over Romo. For all of the flack he takes, there are plenty of first-round QB’s who have done less than Romo who get completely left alone. Most of the heat he takes is as a result of playing QB in Dallas, and a lot of it is due to ratings. Analysts rip into him because it some-how makes them relevant.
Even after the game on Sunday there was useless old Jamie Dukes on NFL Network talking all kinds of junk, it used to make me mad but anymore I just change the channel. I mean Romo led a key drive after the Eagles field-goal to essentially ice the game, that’s elite and he does it often enough.
The true fact of the matter is that Romo’s teams have let him down not vice-versa, he has had horrible defensive play and until this year horrible offensive-line play. Romo has not had the luxury of a great running back, it has always been entirely on him. He probably would have been better off leaving Dallas and playing somewhere else, although I am glad he didn’t.
Time after time he has proved his toughness and his dedication to this team. Nobody ever gives him any credit for this, he is a natural leader and a super competitor. He just HAS to get that ring, then maybe the apologies would come raining down.
Take a look at some of the Championship TEAMS that Drew Brees, Rothlisberger, and Eli were on and ask yourself, could Tony Romo have Quarterbacked those TEAMS to a Championship? Ya you bet he could have.