Is Tony Romo Better Than Kurt Warner?

Categories: Dallas Cowboys

FishToon-Warner.jpgArizona Cardinals' geezer quarterback Kurt Warner won a playoff game last Saturday. He'll start for the NFC in the Pro Bowl. But he also wears gloves. On both hands. Even when he plays indoors.

Oh yeah, he's also a religious nut who draws a really crappy God/Jesus/Homeless Guy. (Props to Mike Fisher over at DallasBasketball.com for his latest artist's rendering.)

In other words, he's the anti-Tony Romo.

Gloved. Successful in the post-season. Anti-death metal rock star.

Romo had a disappointingly inconsistent season. We started out praising his new-found pocket patience. Then he started acting all weird. Then he got hurt. Then he sucked.

In the finale flop in Philly, he got all leader-y at a strange time, waving off Wade Phillips's call for a punt. Then after the game, he kinda threw offensive coordinator Jason Garrett under the bus by ripping his team's fundamental philosophy. And, of course, he wrapped it all up in the most confounding, maddening bow possible: Eh, this is just sports ... The sun will come up tomorrow ... There are people at war ... Etc.

Maybe it's just me, but I want to see my quarterback helmet-throwing pissed when the season ends, not all shruggy-shouldered. I want my quarterback to hate to lose. Romo seems mildly irritated by coming second, but not quite angry enough to motivate his teammates into dedicating all off-season to finishing first.

At this point I can't decide whether Romo is calm and cool or aloof and disinterested. Is he a quarterback who embraces being a celebrity? Or a celebrity who dabbles in being a quarterback?

I ask you, Cowboys' nation, are we still convinced Romo is a franchise quarterback? Is he better than Kurt Warner? - Richie Whitt


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