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Old 09-28-2007, 05:20 PM   #40
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Default Re: Romo asking for $30M guaranteed

Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan View Post
So in 2000 Trent Dilfer was the best QB in the NFL?

People always seem to trip over themselves by trying to oversimplify a pretty complex equation.

There are so many variables at hand - how much does the team rely on the QB to win games? - defensively challenged teams tend to pay more of a premium to give themselves the best chance in shootout scenario's.

Does the guy have any clutch ability, does he flake out in the 4th quarter or does he do his best work then.

I like Romo (and I like Eli Manning as a QB, too) and think he is a good QB - people were overly harsh on him this offseason - just like how they've been overly emotional when punishing Eli for the draft day debacle.
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