This week we heard Troy Aikman tell us that Tony Romo is a better QB than he is because of his physical skill set, read here.
I could agree with that because Aikman wasn’t too great at making the wow plays by escaping pressure and keeping plays alive.
Here’s Colin Cowherd talking about the subject…
Now here is the thing though. Aikman would have had the Cowboys in the playoffs last season.
At this point in Romo’s career he is supposed to be past making those mistakes he made against the Jets and Lions last season. When Aikman got to that point in his career he rarely threw interceptions at crucial moments and he certainly didn’t get blamed for losing games on stupid decisions based on situational pressure in crunch time.
Aikman even mentions the most memorable play of his career was the pass to Alvin Harper which we know led the Cowboys to the Super Bowl…
The bodies are different so the physical talents are different. But so are the mental approaches to the game. Aikman was a level above many guys with his leadership skills and his judgement calls at crucial moments. Aikman always seemed to understand the big picture of winning and losing games and that him making errors with poor decisions would be too much to overcome so they had to be removed from the equation.
Romo still has to find that level of play. If he does this he can win a Super Bowl or two. If he doesn’t find it then I don’t see enough physical talent to get that ring on his finger. And I doubt the Cowboys put so much talent around him that they can overcome his mental errors at crucial moments.