Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Tony Romo Love Astounds Me/Riders Update
I'm not a Tony Romo fan. I never have been, I never will be. I think the guy is highly over-rated and that he only gets the attention he does because he is the quarterback of America's Team.
If you watched Monday Night Football last night, you know the Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins, but all I am hearing today is Tony Romo this and Tony Romo that. You would think Romo single-handedly put the Cowboys on his back and threw for 450 yards and five touchdowns. I'll give him credit for playing just over a week after suffering a broken rib and a punctured lung, but he was not the reason why Dallas won this game last night. It was their defence.
How many times did Romo get his team into the endzone??? None!
The Redskins had to settle for one field goal in the red zone while another field goal was blocked. This was because the defense was doing its job, much like the Washington defense was doing its job in keeping the Cowboys out of the endzone.
Romo didn't win this game. It was the Cowboys defense. Where is the love for them? Please give credit where credit is due.
The Riders were back on the Taylor Field turf today for the first time since getting eviscerated 42-5 on Saturday by B.C. Lance Frazier was back practicing, but Andy Fantuz wasn't. I didn't see it, but Dallas Baker landed on his head after being clipped by Sean Lucas during a drill and while he wanted to continue, he was not in shape to and left early.
The playoff picture also looks bleak for the Riders for the loss, but the team continues to say the right things as it gets ready for what really is a must-win game against Calgary on Thursday. I also saw a very animated Ken Miller today as he became agitated with a couple of questions.
The first question was asked by Jamie Nye and while Miller answered the question, he went on to say the following.
"Its been suggested to me that I look at the big picture. I would like someone to explain to me exactly what the big picture is. Somebody needs to explain to me how this thing will turn out in the end. Until then, we'll play it one game at a time and that's how we'll approach it.
Coach Miller then barked back at Rod Pedersen when the play-by-play voice of the team asked for an explanation as to why the team came out so flat on Saturday. With a stern tone to his voice, Miller responded with
"I’m not going to tell you they were flat. You watch our game video and you see guys playing with great effort for the duration of the game. We weren’t playing well collectively and I don’t know the reason for that. In the final plays of the game we played with tremendous effort offensively and defensively. We’re not playing like a team that is flat. For some reason, we’re unsynchronized and not playing well together. That’s the thing I have to get figured out. They played with tremendous effort."