Peyton, Brady, Rodgers, and Brees are the only true elite QB's in the NFL right now. There's a drop-off to the next group. Every once in awhile Eli will flirt with the "Big 4" but then he'll have a season like this year where his team wins 9 games, his numbers aren't anything special, and they miss the playoffs. Then there's another group of QB's like Roethlisberger, Rivers, Eli, Romo, and Ryan in the next group. I want to put Stafford in there but after this year it's hard to. He ended passing for 4,700 yards but had just 17 TD's against 16 INT, and was really inconsistent and flatout awful at times this year. Cutler also flirts with tier two from time-to-time.
Then there's a group of too early to tell guys like Luck, RGIII, Newton, and Wilson. I wasn't sold on Wilson because the Seahawks have an elite defense and an elite running game (RGIII only has a really good run game and Luck has neither of those things) but he's been too good to ignore the last month or so.
Anyway, point being is that Romo is 33 and pretty much is what he is. You've got a nine season sample size so I don't know if you're going to get anything too drastically different/better from him. Yes, some of it is bad timing, fate, etc., but at the same time one playoff win in nine seasons says something. I do think he gets an unfair shake a lot of years but the whole "not being able to win the big one" moniker has some truth to it.
which is a top-10 QB...and all you need to win a SB in this league
there are much worse QBs in the playoffs right now than Romo
Unless the Cowboys find a QB of equal value trading Romo should be off the table, unless they plan to rebuild which is unlikely.
Dallas needs to get rid of their losing culture. First, Jerry needs to give up his GM duties, it creates way too much of a distraction for the team. Second, They need a whole new coaching staff. This team is poorly coached.. All the turnovers, all the trailing, etc, it's like watching the same thing every week. Dallas trails by 17, scores 14, turns the ball over and losses.. Hire a coach that will install discipline in his players, someone who'll whip the shit out of a player if he fumbles, ex, the Harbough's and the Gruden's of the world. Garrett is way too passive.
Not a bad team at all, they have some nice players to build a franchise around. Romo, Witten, Ware, Lee, Spencer, Carr, Claiborne, Murray, etc, alot of wasted talent.
This is it now for Romo, if he is good, wins this with his arm, big game big performance then I can see Dallas starting to morph into that team people always give them credit for being. If they lose, then exactly when are we supposed to believe it will happen?
Good luck to the two evil teams playing tonight.
You're the team that has an evil POS owner who robbed us, THE 2012 NFC EAST CHAMPION WASHINGTON REDSKINS,
of $40 million.
Good job Skins, keep it going. I will be at the Seahawks-Redskins game.