Friday, April 12, 2013
Brett Favre praises Tony Romo
By Calvin Watkins
At the annual SMU athletic forum luncheon on Friday, retired quarterback Brett Favre praised Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Favre is 1-1 lifetime against Romo, losing to him when he played for the Packers and winning against Romo in a playoff game while he with the Vikings.
Romo, who was raised in Wisconsin and grew up a fan of Favre, has been under fire in recent years for his lack of success in the playoffs. Romo is 1-3 in the playoffs and there was some local and national criticism over the six-year, $108 million contract extension he signed last week.
Favre believes the criticism is unfair.
"It’s the ultimate team sport," Favre said according to the Dallas Morning News. "I think it’s misleading to say that a quarterback has wins and losses and say he was a part of one playoff victory. I think there are a lot of factors that go into the success of not only Tony Romo but any player. Just what little bit I’ve watched the last couple of years, it seems like they were a little bit in disarray offensively. I thought he did a good job, from what I saw, of managing and making plays."
It's the making plays part, while under duress, that excites Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones, who wants the offense to utilize Romo's talents.
"Does that get you in trouble sometimes when you try to do too much? Sure it does," Favre said. "But I think I’d rather have a guy who’s willing to take those chances."