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Favre Praises Romo: "He's Carried Those Guys"

Brett Favre is reminded of himself when he watches Tony Romo play



    For about as long as he’s been the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback, Tony Romo has drawn comparisons to Brett Favre, the former Packers (and Jets) and Vikings quarterback. This comparison has gone both ways, good and bad--Favre was a great quarterback of course, but he was also sometimes criticized for being too much of a gunslinger at times.

    Well for whatever this comparison is worth, Favre agrees with it. In a recent interview with Deion Sanders on the NFL Network, Favre said that he could see a bit of himself in the way Romo plays the game.

    Romo is probably more like me than any of those guys,” Favre said, per ESPN Dallas. “Way too much is cast upon him--good, bad. It’s Dallas and much is expected. He’s carried those guys. But I’m watching last year--and I like Tony, I like the way he plays, at times he’s underrated--but I’m watching and right before the snap, he’s telling guys [to get into position and they don’t know what they’re doing.] How in the world are you going to have a positive play when the ball is coming and you’re telling a guy [to get into position, the ball is snapped]? And then he’ll make something out of nothing.”

    Indeed, Romo’s ability to improvise--a skill that Favre was known for in his day--speaks volumes about the sort of quarterback he is; and according to Favre, Romo is a pretty good quarterback.

    “That’s part of being a great quarterback is sometimes it’s not going to go. As a coach, they would love to sit there and say, ‘It’s going to be five steps, you’re going to hitch up into a perfect pocket, you’re going to look at No. 1 – no, you’re going to go to No. 2 – no.’ It doesn’t work that way.”

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