Tony Romo preparing for Giants' pressure
IRVING, Texas – When Tony Romo saw the New York Giants in January, he spent most of the game running for his life while getting sacked six times in a 31-17 loss.
The six sacks tied for the most of Romo in his career. Tennessee (2010) and Minnesota (2009 playoffs) also got to him six times.
With Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora, the Giants can bring their pass rush from inside and outside, and Romo will be behind a revamped offensive line Wednesday that features only one player returning to the same spot (center Phil Costa). Tyron Smith and Doug Free have switched tackle spots and the team signed free agents Mackenzy Bernadeau and Nate Livings at guard.
“It’s right near the top,” Romo said of New York’s pass rush. “They’re one or two, and probably the other one is in our division too. They’re good.”
Injuries prevented the offensive line from working together in the offseason and through training camp. Before Wednesday’s game they will have had five practices together.
“They can attack you with a lot of different guys and each one has an uniqueness to his move or the way he approaches rushing the quarterback,” Romo said. “You’ve got to dig in, grind out the week with the offensive linemen and some of the other guys and figure out what they like to do, each guy, try to use that to your advantage.”
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