He was DREADFUL in that Bengals-Bills game yesterday. The very first drive as the Bengals are seemingly getting whatever they want on offense, Romo is singing the praises of Leslie Frazier & why he should get a HC gig. Then, on an Allen throw that was so obvious of an incompletion even my daughter wouldn't argue, he is ?ing whether it's a fumble or not. Even Gene Steratore sounded miffed about what Romo was saying. To top it off, Romo gives great insight in that Mahomes' injury might affect his athleticism. Really Tony? Mahomes on a bum ankle might hurt his ability to make plays? GTFO!
Most importantly, the dude doesn't STFU. Tony, it is okay to let the game breathe. We don't need you chiming in every five seconds.
I'm not saying CBS should bring back Phil-he's an all time great Giant, but I was enamored with Simms in the booth-but CBS can do a helluva better for their supposed 1st team.
2018 Patriots-Chiefs playoff game: winning drive
But as you said, he just can't stop himself from gabbing, and instead of analysis he's too wrapped with big picture narratives. I think some journalist compared him to a human Labrador retriever in the booth, and that comparison stuck with me.
Not that he doesn't predict things at a reasonably high % but it's not needed for the broadcast and the enjoyment of the viewer. Besides, I think he does it to mostly prop up his own ego and have Jim Nantz tell him how astute he is.
We really don't need every stupid thought that crosses his mind.
But I completely agree that he needs to be reeled back in. His inability to let the game unfold in certain moments is what holds him back from being really good. Perhaps a muzzle, or some Xanax, would serve him well.
I get the feeling that Nance also wishes he had a different partner.
Maybe it's the difference between college ball and the Pros but the analysis on college games tend to be a lot more informative. Herbstreet is a great example and should be elevated to the "next" level.
Yes, Mark Sanchez has been almost shockingly good. A refreshing change from Romo.
im beyond tired of ex-cowboys in the booth. romo, aikman, moose..
I didn't realize it was him week one until the second half. I remember being shocked at how good he was at it. I remember Hard Knocks when the Jets were featured. Mark Sanchez came across as a very socially awkward douchebag. His teammates obviously didn't love him and Erik Ainge later confirmed that when he left the Jets.
Good for him as he has a bright future as an analyst and most importantly he comes across as completely unbiased which is becoming more rare each year.
I find Olsen to be annoying. Reminds me of Moose… who I hate with a passion.
Also it's clear CBS is desperately trying to make him Madden with his "Romo Vision" where they allow him to say "pause" and draw all over the screen. He's about as far away from Madden as can be.
I like romo but empathize with people who don’t. I get the whole Collinsworth effect.
I thought Terry Bradshaw was 74 in 2002. But crazy that he's been doing Fox NFL Sunday since 1994. I can recall that first episode like it was yesterday.
“Imposing their will” over 50 times yesterday
But he is just so damn goofy it’s cringeworthy. Just the way he was taking to Nantz was brutal. He doesn’t know when to shut up, which is something that I’m sure has been mentioned a lot on this thread. The execs needs to give him a quick talk on it.
His only saving grace is that in the biggest moments of his career on the field, he screwed the pooch.
THIS! They all stink. Olsen is awful.
Just silly money for these guys.
Just silly money for these guys.
yup, I agree completely. The network never understand that nobody turns on a game for the announcers, but they MIGHT turn it off.
Romo sound bite - ( New Window )
Beavis: Hey Butt-head, I had this nightmare last night, that like, everything sucked. It was really scary.
Butt-head: But Beavis, everything DOES suck. [Dramatic shock sound effect plays]
Sanchez has to work on his delivery a bit, but he's definitely on the rise. I really liked his work on Giants-Packers, especially when he called out Rodgers' hand-signal that he was going to Lazard on that final 4th and 2 seconds before it happened.