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Tony Romo: Top 5 Things You Have to Hate About Him

Top 5 Things You Have To Hate About Tony Romo

Top 5 Things You Have To Hate About Tony Romo
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is one of, if not, the most polarizing figures in sports today; I guess that it comes with the territory, you know, of being America’s Team’s starting quarterback, and all.

I’ve studied Romo for quite some time and here are my top-5 things you have to hate about Tony Romo.

General Lack of Situational Awareness

Top 5 Things You Have To Hate About Tony Romo
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General Lack of Situational Awareness

Top 5 Things You Have To Hate About Tony Romo
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By now, I would expect Tony Romo’s situational awareness to be much higher than it is. I mean, here’s a guy that’s been in the league for a long time that still makes some very poor decisions. One example of this would be checking out of runs with a big lead.

Trying to be the Hero

Top 5 Things You Have To Hate About Tony Romo
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Trying to be the Hero

Top 5 Things You Have To Hate About Tony Romo
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One of the most frustrating things about Tony Romo, in my opinion, is that he tries too dang hard to get everything back on one play, especially late in games. Far too often it seems that he will single-handedly abandon the game plan, which has yet to pay off for the Cowboys.

Chokes in the Clutch

Top 5 Things You Have To Hate About Tony Romo
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Chokes in the Clutch

Top 5 Things You Have To Hate About Tony Romo
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Since 2010, Tony Romo’s Qb rating in the first 12 minutes of the fourth quarter is 80, which is second-best to Peyton Manning. But, in the final three minutes of the game, his Qb rating drops to a below-average 44. He’s also thrown a league-high eight interceptions in the fourth quarter or overtime, when the score is tied or leading by 7 points or fewer.

Cost the Cowboys a shot at Johnny Football

Top 5 Things You Have To Hate About Tony Romo
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Cost the Cowboys a shot at Johnny Football

Top 5 Things You Have To Hate About Tony Romo
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Tony Romo’s pretty much has the Cowboys in his hands; where he goes so does the franchise. His cap number is so huge that if the Cowboys were to cut him, they wouldn’t be able to play football in 2014. Because of that financial commitment, the Cowboys passed up a play-maker in Johnny Manziel and might continue to pass up young talent at Qb.

Didn’t Follow Bill Parcells’ 11 Qb Commandments

He especially didn’t follow No. 11