Hey, I don't catch everything at first glance. Jennifer Floyd Engel has an IN MY OPINION article up in the Star-Telegram. She starts off insinuating that she's going to take "personal favorite" Keyshawn Johnson to task for his comments about Romo, but she never ends up doing it. In fact, best I can tell, she ends up agreeing with him, because she blames the whole thing on Jerry Jones.
"Jerry believes every year is a Super Bowl year and every quarterback a Super Bowl quarterback. Q was the next McNabb, Hutch was the next Aikman, Henson was the next Brady, Bledsoe was the next — I can not even remember who they were comparing him to — and now Romo is better than them all."
Hello. Earth to dingbat. Maybe numbers aren't your strong suit. Romo's qb rating was 95.1 last year. Troy Aikman had a better rating. Once, in 1993. So did Roger Staubach. Once, in 1971. Is Romo as good as Aikman and Staubach? Very unlikely. But we can safely assume he's pretty darn good. And yes, better than Quincy, Hutch, Henson and The Statue.
"I want to get on record here that not taking Quinn was a mistake and not because I do not think Romo is capable of being the guy. Why I hated the decision was because their reasoning was faulty. You do not pass on a QB you thought was the eighth-best player in the draft at No. 22 because you are afraid it will hurt the feelings of a QB who you think is going to be really good."
You don't take a Qb in the first round if you already have one. The Cowboys didn't need a Qb. They didn't take one. They needed a pass rusher. They took the one they wanted. And on top of that, they got back a very attractive first round draft choice in the process. Faulty reasoning? How is Brady Quinn going to help the Cowboys in 2007?
Overhyped vs. overrated. Wow. Suffice to say, she went to great lengths to defend Keyshawn on this one.
Just blame Jerry. Dingbat.