Jacobs on Romo: “I don’t think he’s that good a passer”

From PFT

Tony Romo has endured his share of critics this offseason:  Terence Newman, Terrell Owens, and uh, Eminem

It’s time to add Brandon Jacobs to the list.

In an interview with Brandon Tierney on ESPN 1050 in New York (via the Blue Screen), the enjoyably honest Giants running back admitted he’s not impressed with the Cowboys starter.

“I don’t think he’s that good a passer, to be honest with you,” Jacobs said.

Jacobs believes that Romo can’t survive as a pure pocket passer.  Much of Romo’s success comes while improvising on the run.

“I’m not a fan of Tony Romo, no.  Keep him in the pocket, he’s not that good. . . . His luck will be gone sooner or later.  If you were to keep Tony Romo in the pocket he’s not that effective.”

Romo’s sudden status as the league pinata, among Cowboys fans and others, has probably gone too far.  (Yes, thanks, I’m aware the Cowboys haven’t won a playoff game under Romo.) 

While he’s not Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, Romo has consistently produced at a high level since taking over as the Dallas starter in 2006.

Romo is fourth in NFL history in career yards per attempt with an 8.1 average.  The three names in front of him: Otto Graham, Sid Luckman, and Norm Van Brocklin.  (Although none of them have ever dated Jessica Simpson.)

Romo won’t have to wait long to try to prove Jacobs wrong: The Giants will help open the Cowboys’ new stadium in Week Two.


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