ESPN radio personality Colin Cowherd has long opined that Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo should stop wearing his hat backwards, because, well, that’s the sort of thing that Colin Cowherd is wont to opine. He believes that a quarterback should be a leader, and a leader shouldn’t wear a backwards hat, or something like that.
While we doubt that the positioning of a ball cap on Romo’s head does much to display a lack of leadership or maturity or whatever intangible quality critics see Romo as lacking, Cowherd’s not alone. Some people just really don’t like the way Romo opts to wear his hat.
This group, we found out recently, includes Steve Spurrier--the former Redskins’ and current University of South Carolina head coach--who mentioned Romo by name in a recent press conference during a larger discussion of what he likes in a quarterback.
"I think a quarterback should be shaven," Spurrier said, per the Dallas Morning News. "That's just my opinion, but there are some out there with beards. I've seen them. I heard that guy Colin Cowherd say he didn't like it that Tony Romo had a beard and wears his hat backwards on the sideline and instead wear it normally like Peyton Manning. I tend to agree with him. ... Quarterback's need to be sharp."
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