Seems as if Tony Romo does not fear the "sack pack" pass rush of the Eagles anymore because he's learned to appreciate the value of NOT throwing the balll up under pressure.
Now there's a novel approach to playing quarterback in the NFL...
Commandment No. 7 on Bill Parcells’ list for quarterbacks is this: Throwing the ball away is a good play – sacks, interceptions and fumbles are bad plays. Protect against those.
But I wonder just how bad of a play a sack is. Yes, it hurts the ability to keep drives alive and score points--- and Romo's sack/fumble Saturday vs. Tampa Bay was picked up for a touchdown. But for the most part, a sack sure beats an interception.
Tony Romo has been sacked 30 times this year and will face the NFL’s sack leader on Saturday in Philadelphia’s Jason Babin, who has 18 through 14 games.
Since his three-interception game against Detroit on Oct. 2, when Romo promised he would improve and not make the same mistakes, he has been sacked 23 times and been intercepted only four times. In the first four games he was sacked seven times and intercepted five times. During that time he has 22 touchdown passes.
Is there a correlation?
It looks like Romo has been more willing to accept a sack rather than trying to stick a tight throw into coverage while under pressure.
It’s a little like Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers. He would rather take a sack than risk a throw. In Rodgers’ first four seasons as the Packers starter he has been sacked 34, 50, 31 and 36 times. This year Rodgers has a stupendous 40 touchdown passes and only six interceptions.
Maybe taking a sack is not such a bad thing if you're in it to win it... and maybe the Eagles defense should be concentrating more on things other than sacks in Saturday's big game against Dallas.
The conclusion to be absorbed by the Eagles is that Romo has done a much better job in reading coverages and he's learning to take a sack rather than throw a risky pass that could be picked. Romo has made great progress this season--- 29 TDs and 9 picks are not Aaron Rodgers numbers, but they're pretty damn good.
I think a lot of it has to do with Romo trusting his offense more. The Dallas running game is solid. Garrett is now at the helm. Romo really has a command of Garrett's offense. I think he doesn't feel as much pressure to make it all happen in one play.
Romo has a really good feel of the offense and what he can do with the weapons he has...Romo and Garrett think Dallas needs to play a New England style offense against Philly and eat us up with passes to the tight ends and slot receivers in the middle of the field.
Dallas' screen game will help negate the Philly pass rush... and the belief of the Cowboys is that the Eagles' LBs are not very good. Obviously, if that observation of the Dallas mindset is true, they haven't paid enough attention to the improvement of the Eagles LB coverage over the past two games... Dallas wants to put Felix Jones in space, bubble screen to Miles, and run short screens to help out their OL. Dallas put these screen methods to good use vs. the Jets....and since then haven't really gone to the screen game much all year...
But I see it coming against the Eagles on Saturday.
The choice is not always sack or interception. The QB can throw the ball away. I suspect the high number of sacks of Romo and Rodgers have has far more to do with suspect offensive lines rather than some deliberate choice to avoid a pick...A lot of Romo's sacks are coming from his blind side thanks to Doug Free's drop-off in play. If they can get that line fixed in the offseason by adding a quality center and flipping Free and Tyron Smith, Romo can take a lot less sacks...
But until then, the Dallas mantra seems to be: Take the sack, avoid the INT... So if you're Juan Castillo, do you dial it back to more of a "contain" pass rush and hope Romo feels a false sense of security and puts the ball up for grabs?
Now it turns into a poker game: I'll see your sack, and I'll raise it by a non-interception possession...
I dug deep ,..to find a score for the game. ,.....26-10,..Cowsboys,..as the spector of the Gdorks victory looms,..and our po' Eagles decide to pack it in,....after a candidly crummy start.
@briview I'm not sure how I feel about the ny game being first. On one hand it will be motivating to the team if the jets win and the Birds still have a shot. On the other hand, the reverse could also be true.
Oh ... and on both hands ... you suck!
@briview No way. The jets are gonna pound the Giants.
Having said that,....the Giants may very well win.
I hope not. I'm pulling for New York.
Same band,.....wildly more appropriate. Whoswiffme?
Miss a little, miss a lot... I come back to a Lifetime Channel movie script... Funny, I missed the part where Bri was perking up Nathalie---I thought when he referred to perking up the Lady earlier he was referring to Mrs. Bri....
band of my life. i find this song oddly appropriated
Oh yeah....and just cause we talk about poop,...doesn't mean you can talk about "spittin' tomater seeds'. That would be gross.
Breakin News: Barkly staying at USC. Don't put him in you Brizer's greatest game around the world the MACH10
Bri and frenchy act like dey are married for cripes sake.....Look what the two of you are doing to the children of the bored.....scarred for life I tell ya
@Spiffo the formatting tool worked like a charm. thx.
I feel like this is a situation only Broz can resolve.
Bri: How do FLF's comments make you feel as a human being ? Horrible ? Or only below average ?
FLF: What size is your bra ?
Once I get these metrics,...you'll boff be on the road to happy intercourses once again.
As always: YW.
@Brozer8 happy intercourses there will be alright. whenever i'm not merry, i'll hide it is all. it's just not me.
@n.akuatuta that's what Broz does! Whenever something really gets you depressed, I've found the healffiest thing to do is to bury it,...bury it way down,...way WAY down, like pretend it's not even there,....and then heap a bunch of other emotions and mental layers over it, like a heavy tarp. That's what I do,....and I can't remember any bad thing that's ever happened to me! I also can't remember what's buried beneath these 6days large mounds of fresh dirt in my backyard. Prolly just 6 foot long potato beds or sumptin'.
@n.akuatuta and once again,....peace reigns supreme in the Bored. I won't take credit for it this time....that would just be conceited. I'll merely say, that I totally fixed everything, without anybody elses help, and I'm to thank for this resolution, and that you boff owe me bigtime.
But I don't want anyone to make a big deal about it or anyting.......
1) check my posts and see if i haven't mentioned my parents being hospitalized. i had no intention or need to expand
2) what made me react today was bri's rudeness in his 'ad nauseam' comment. notice i didn't mind the post where he 'set me straight' at the time. i find the use of the 'ad nauseam' expression to be unkind, to say the least. hence my reaction today.
3) i like bri a lot, regardless of what he thinks of me. that's why it hurts when i don't feel understood.
end of discussion, thank you for your thoughts, they are both ok now, but very old and frail.
@n.akuatuta 'ad nauseum' was humoridfied hyperbole,.and I will wiffdraw from content...BTW,..my Pop's inda hospital every other monf,..and Mother passes out and falls,..6X a year....i won't continue....getting real.
@n.akuatuta How old are they ? Are they in their 50's ?
p.s. do the math: your welcome I.A.
p.p.s. That's how you makes womens secretly desire youse. You faggys don't know how to talk to chicks.
Nat was the one being incredibly rude and frankly disingenuous,..although she has my empathy. I tried to perk her up wiff humor,.and it seemed like that's what the doc ordered,..until she laid the bomb shell today. She plays wiff a stacked deck. I will say no more in my own defense except that mine(or others) situation could be far worse,..but we choose to avoid getting too personal. Poet,..we boff suk,..which is a good thing,..and others should follow our example. Keep the change,......you filthy animal(s)!!!!!
@briview I can vouche for Bellevue,...cause the last time I went through some tough times,...Bellevue was very concerned,...and actually started calling me every day on the phone to console me. This went on for weeks,.....until I eventually had to change my phone number. And locks. It's why I love him like my brother......................... 's babysitter's step-aunts's 5th best friends dry-cleaner's mother's shuffleboard partner
Nakita: my thoughts and pryers are with you....
Bri: Even though you screwed the sensitivity pooch below....you have all my sincere Holiday wishes and respect. As the omnipotent gate keeper you do have to come off as the hard line CEO. It's a tough job, i know....
Merry Christmas all!!!! Go Eagles!
FLF: Hello. I love you.
Broz is truly sorry to hear about your family healff concerns/issues/etc. Especially this time of year.
But troof be told,....if you just come on here and say "I'm depressed", there is no way for anyone to know that you are dealing wiff serious issues. Peoples in the US will mumble "I'm depressed" if they run out of coffee, or if their hair didn't do right that morning. So none of us coulda known that you actually had something serious to actually be depressed about. It's why, your either better off not even saying anything, OR, if you feel like sharing, actually spell out what you got going on,...at which time not a soul on this Bored wouldn't offer you sincere thoughts/prayers. It's not like you told Bellevue your family sitch, then he told you to perk up. How was he to know ? Sure, his breaff smells like ham, and his teeff are much too large for his mouff, and bump into stuff,....not to mention his candy-apple like head,.....but everybody on this here Bored would pass on their sincere well-wishes if they actually knew what you were dealing wiff. (Except ATV, cause he's an angry assholes (but only to everybody) ).
Well wishes to you and yours, and speedy recoveries for all !
I just refreshed and caught the whole thread concerning Nat and Bri.
First Nat, I wish your parents a full recovery and I hope that you've had a chance to recover as well. I went through something similar last year with my own family, including my father, and I know that it can be heavy on your mind and body. Please remember to take care of yourself too.
Now, I don't want to be insensitive to Nathalie at all ... but this is not fair to Bri. He had no way of knowing what was going on outside of what's been posted on the board. Bri was being Bri. His persona on here is what it is, and it shouldn't change now. We've all seen signs that the man behind the persona has a big heart. He tears up at the song "Do They Know It's Christmas". And in his own way, he tries to let others on the board know when he thinks they may have crossed the line and hit below the belt.
Does Bri suck at times? Of course he does. We all know this. There's a whole fantasy league named for it. But he's not as sucky as he's being accused of here. Anyone who doesn't realize that needs to dig deep and recognize their own present suckiness.
Hoser, I'm sure that the Holidays are playing a major role in the sparseness of comments, but I think it's more than that. You'll notice that the football talk which usually thrives here is almost non-existent.
Whether one gave up on the team before or not, most fans are holding on to that string of hope now. Be it superstition or nerves, no one wants to say the wrong thing ... so I'll stop here.
@Poet LoL......at your last sentence.
I believe that sentiment is shared by most, if not all on here. Wishful thinking, but cautious optimism seems to be the norm. Still, if nothing more, we get to savour at least 2 more Eagles games before the end of the season. But hopefully more...
@n.akuatuta Right now! Pack it - STAT! Make sure it's full of lingerie & essential oils, please.....
I perked up the Lady as well the udder day,......as he she was complaining about stuff ad nauseum!!..Methinks she's back on track,....GK.
@briview ...The three words that best describe you are Stink, Stank, Stunk.... I wouldn't touch you with a 37.5 foot pole...
@briview you need someone to get YOU back on track. you have the compassion of an oyster. to think you sent me an email when you called yourself a gentleman ? my father had a heart-attack on tuesday, 10 days after my mother had one. i thought naively i had the right to come on here and say that i was depressed. you are a monster of rudeness. ad nauseam indeed. your mean-ness makes me sick.
@HoserChris october 2006. miserable game for TO and bledsoe.
Hoser,..Shut up!,..and act like a man!!..what's the matter wiff you?
At least Adam Sandler's Hanukkha Song cheers me... I like the part where he goes "..and all 3 Stooges"...