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Eagles first-year head coach Chip Kelly lavished some high praise on Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo during his press conference on Wednesday, even going so far as to compare him to surefire future Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.
“He’s similar to Tom Brady in that fashion where they’re always moving, always just put themselves in the right position to make the throw at the right time,” Kelly said, per the Dallas Morning News. “When you watch him play the position, it’s impressive.”
Indeed, Romo has been pretty dang good this year. He’s completing 70 percent of his passes through the first six games, for 1,693 yards, 14 touchdowns and just three interceptions. His passer rating currently sits at 108.6.
“He’s really good,” Kelly said. “I think he’s just got a great feel for the game. If you’re just a fan of quarterback play, you kind of sit there and get mesmerized watching him play the position. I think he does an unbelievable job of keeping plays alive. He’s just got such a great awareness in the pocket. I think it’s the instincts that he brings to the game. Extremely accurate. Extremely quick release. Obviously, he’s got a total command of what they’re doing offensively. Seems to call a lot of things at the line of scrimmage. He’s as good as we’ll face.”
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