Brett Favre finally stayed retired for an entire NFL season, and in all that spare time he spent it watching games. Out of all the
quarterbacks he watched, one caught his eye. It was the Wisconsin kid, Tony Romo, who grew up idolizing Favre.
“Romo is probably more like me than any of those guys,” Favre said. “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.”
Brett Favre was making an appearance on the NFL Network and was talking to Deion Sanders. Both players addressed Romo’s biggest issue, his lack of playoff success or his inability to be clutch. They both agreed on the reason Romo has been unsuccessful, and the blame rests on the shoulders of his teammates. And I guess if Romo’s teammates don’t know the plays and Romo is having to explain them to his teammates blame can also be directed at the coaching staff as well.
“I’m watching him, right before the snap, he’s telling guys–” Favre said.
“They don’t know what they’re doing,” Sanders interjected.
“How in the world are you going to have a positive play when the ball is coming and you’re telling guys?” Favre said. “And then he’ll make something out of nothing. That’s part of being a great quarterback is sometimes it’s not going to go. As a coach, they would love to sit there and say, ‘It’s going to be five steps, you’re going to hitch up into a perfect pocket, you’re going to look at No. 1 – no, you’re going to go to No. 2 – no.’ It doesn’t work that way.” ”
Favre was imitating Romo, motioning as if he was explaining to the players what they’re supposed to do. An ability to make plays when your teammates don’t know what’s going on makes Tony Romo an even better quarterback than anyone else previously thought. But you can’t expect the Cowboys to have any success till everyone else spends some time studying the playbook.