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Is Tony Romo losing arm strength?

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Posted: 9/10/2013 1:28 PM

Is Tony Romo losing arm strength? 


Ok so hear me out before I get crushed in here. Watching Romo over the years, I can say that my assessment has been he's not a great deep ball thrower.

Saying that, he does have decent arm strength. We have seen him throw some great deep balls but I have seen that decline in the last few years, or at least my perception of it has.

On the long play to Dez Bryant on Sunday night, Dez gave a great double move and Romo under threw him miserably. Now the explanation is that he had a defender in front of him and couldn't step into his throw but I think there's more to it.

I have seen Romo miss on quite a few long throws, either under throwing a WR or over throwing them when he releases the ball to early, seemingly wanting to make sure he gets it out there.

What do you guys think?

    Is Tony Romo losing arm strength?

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Posted: 9/10/2013 1:32 PM

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He had bruised ribs and needed a shot at halftime. That is why he under threw Dez that bad.
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Posted: 9/10/2013 1:35 PM

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CousinOliver wrote: He had bruised ribs and needed a shot at halftime. That is why he under threw Dez that bad.
I'm pretty much down with this answer as well as he wasn't allowed to step fully into the throw. I will say however that I have watched a game from the endzone and was pretty shocked at how much the WR, had to adjust to one of his long tosses, a few years ago.
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Posted: 9/10/2013 1:36 PM

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I always wonder why we don't throw the deep pass more? Arm strength like everything else goes south after 30 so who knowsnoidea

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Posted: 9/10/2013 1:36 PM

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Eh, I dunno.  Last night seems like a bad example to go to, given his injury and how rarely he even tried to go deep in the first place.  noidea
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Posted: 9/10/2013 1:43 PM

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CousinOliver wrote: He had bruised ribs and needed a shot at halftime. That is why he under threw Dez that bad.

Actually, he underthrew Dez because he had a pass rusher at his legs, and couldn't step into the throw... 

I didn't hear anything about him getting a shot at halftime either, in fact I thought Jerry said he didn't...
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Posted: 9/10/2013 1:43 PM

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Most decent QB's throw at about a 60-65% completion rate. For passes over 20 yards this rate drops dramatically--that's all it is. Some guys like Flacco just throw the ball up for grabs and gets lucky because he had a player like Bouldin who would win those battles.

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Posted: 9/10/2013 1:45 PM

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SilverBear wrote:
CousinOliver wrote: He had bruised ribs and needed a shot at halftime. That is why he under threw Dez that bad.

Actually, he underthrew Dez because he had a pass rusher at his legs, and couldn't step into the throw... 

I didn't hear anything about him getting a shot at halftime either, in fact I thought Jerry said he didn't...
I could have sworn I read that. I'll see if I can find it (was yesterday). 

Regardless he had bruised ribs. And as you and others said he couldn't step into the pass. So there were many reasons why that pass looked like a Brad Johnson pass.
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Posted: 9/10/2013 1:51 PM

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after having your ribs smashed and having a 300 lb man running right in your face might have been a bigger factor than arm strength. does he have the arm strength he did at 26? maybe not. can he make that throw? all day long. that was'nt that long of a throw
he turned as he followed thru, which is understandable considering. he may not have what he had but he still has plenty
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Posted: 9/10/2013 2:10 PM

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Well, Romo's arm strength may have declined. I mean he is getting older but I don't think it's anything significant. The aforementioned explanations are more likely to be the reason than a dramatic decrease in arm strength. Brad Johnson had a cannon and he deteriorated rather rapidly but he was quite a bit older than Romo when that happened.
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Posted: 9/10/2013 2:27 PM

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Quickest Release since Marino....Sometimes he just needs to just lay it out sooner is all....plenty of arm strength for all the throws!
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Posted: 9/10/2013 2:30 PM

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Posted: 9/10/2013 2:40 PM

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 Ware agrees with Mex.....is this a first?
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Posted: 9/10/2013 2:41 PM

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Sorry, but I don't remember Brad Johnson ever having a cannon.....He was throwing soft toss when he was in the world league...What Brad had was smarts and an average arm...
CarolinaFathead wrote: Well, Romo's arm strength may have declined. I mean he is getting older but I don't think it's anything significant. The aforementioned explanations are more likely to be the reason than a dramatic decrease in arm strength. Brad Johnson had a cannon and he deteriorated rather rapidly but he was quite a bit older than Romo when that happened.
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Posted: 9/10/2013 2:44 PM

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about what I expect from OP.
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Posted: 9/10/2013 2:48 PM

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Could it be that the last few years the line has sucked and he didn't have time to throw the ball deep wink

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Posted: 9/10/2013 2:50 PM

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4evrHawk wrote: ohlord

 Ware agrees with Mex.....is this a first?
I'm shocked tooeek Not too many times Mex shows any ability on these matters but he might have something here. Dallas throws like 2 long passes a game and I think teams have figured this out! Thus bringing their safties up to help in run defense. Alot of people are blaming the O-line for not opening up holes. But I think its due to the opponents not worrying about deep passes from Dallas. Thus bringing their safties in more for run protection. Next week watch where the Chiefs safties line up more. Closer to the line of scrimmage or further out.

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Posted: 9/10/2013 2:59 PM

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WareD94 wrote:
4evrHawk wrote: ohlord

 Ware agrees with Mex.....is this a first?
I'm shocked tooeek Not too many times Mex shows any ability on these matters but he might have something here. Dallas throws like 2 long passes a game and I think teams have figured this out! Thus bringing their safties up to help in run defense. Alot of people are blaming the O-line for not opening up holes. But I think its due to the opponents not worrying about deep passes from Dallas. Thus bringing their safties in more for run protection. Next week watch where the Chiefs safties line up more. Closer to the line of scrimmage or further out.
 The problem with what you are saying IS!...Romo's bread and butter has always been between 10-20 yrd pass plays.
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Posted: 9/10/2013 3:09 PM

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This is a good question.  I have never been impressed with Romo's accuracy throwing deep but I think it has a lot to do with having a former franchise QB (Aikman) who IMO, was one of the most accurate passers in NFL history regardless of the distance he was throwing.  I'm not sure I think he has lost a significant amount of arm strength over the years but it is an interesting question to bring up.
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Posted: 9/10/2013 3:16 PM

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I WANNA KNOW WHAT THE op WAS DRINKING WHEN HE THOUGHT UP THIS POST and where can i get some *hic*
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