Thursday, February 17, 2011
Injury not affecting Romo's mechanics
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo has been at Valley Ranch a handful of times this off-season throwing and quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said the broken left collarbone the quarterback suffered against the New York Giants has not been troublesome.
Wilson said Romo’s delivery, velocity and revolutions he put on the throws were back to normal.
“You want to see if he’s favoring it or doing anything unnatural or anything different,” Wilson said. “The times we were out there it seems like nothing is different. He can throw. He can play golf. He’s playing basketball. I think that’s all good.”
Romo enjoys tinkering with his throwing motion during the off-season to either help speed up his delivery or improve his accuracy. A few years ago the coaches worked with him clearing his left side when throwing as well as ball security in the pocket.
“Where he is in his career he doesn’t need a whole lot of refining,” Wilson said. “I’m sure that’s not going to keep him from seeking out some things to keep working on.”
After the season-ending victory at Philadelphia, Romo said he would organize practices with teammates if there is a lockout. Romo missed the final 10 games of the season with the collarbone injury, which was his longest absence.
“I think that’s overblown, the leadership part,” Wilson said. “I know he wants to take ownership of it. Having had the game taken away from him the last half of last year there’s a new – I don’t want to say new – there’s a renewed sense of what’s important and I know he said that right after the Philly game that if we don’t have an off-season he’s going to take charge and get guys together. That’s what you like to hear.”