I'm sorry, I don't see Romo the same way. He is one of many currently paid Raider representatives that I wish would drift off into obscurity. He has never truly bled Silver and Black. The fact is, when his career was on the ropes, he kissed up to Al Davis, because he knew the old man had a hankering for hiring has-beens with big names. Al bent over and Romo puckered up nice and good. The two got along swimmingly.
Originally Posted by slvrandblkatack
But let's not confuse a man on his last legs looking for a paycheck with one who truly BLEEDS Silver and Black. There is a world of difference between croneyism and being one of the true faithful. If the Broncos, Niners or Philly had taken Romo in, he'd be in their colors, making commentaries on their team-sponsored shows. I wish that was, indeed, the case now.
As for Romo's passion for the game, there's no denying it. I would not begrudge him that. But in terms of x's and o's, have you ever really sat down and listened to him discuss defense? If he has any true insights, you'll have to give me a damn Hubble telescope...because without it, I can't see them. And turn on a supernova or two while you're at it, because I'm going to need the incandescance to see beyond his dense b/s.
Romo was a great player, but not someone I'm hiring for more than a team mascot position. Someone mentioned bringing him in as a strength and conditioning. Really, a guy that used PEDs? No thanks, I'll pass. (No, Romo probably doesn't use them NOW, but back in his playing days, he was one of the chief culprits linked to illegal performance enhancing drugs. Research it.) To hire a questionable character like that is just asking for trouble. No thanks. Not with my Raiders.
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"Why can't we tell the world that [as the Raiders' coach] you refused to play games in the segregated South, holding out to the point where they were canceled?' And he would stop me dead in my tracks and say, 'Hey, kid -- I didn't do it for publicity. I did it because it was right.' "