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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Travis Johnson (Who?): The Latest Idiot to Irrationally, Illogically Jump Tony Romo's Case

   First and foremost, consider the source.
   Travis Johnson? Exactly. There's a reason you're Googling him this morning.
   Because, despite being the 16th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans, he's a nobody. Just another faceless, merit-less Johnson in a league of Johnsons. A colossal first-round bust that - as a defensive lineman - produced a whopping three sacks during an anonymous six-year career littered as an overpaid underachiever (to the tune of a guaranteed $7.7 million in his rookie contract).
   Out of the blue - better known as Houston - Johnson has inexplicably gone all medieval on Tony Romo's ass. During a TV round-table he called the Cowboys' quarterback a "loser," a "thief who should be brought up on federal charges," and a player who "has not earned one dollar he's been given."
   Oh, I dunno, a guy who signed as an undrafted free agent for $10,000 and blossomed into the franchise's all-time leader in touchdown passes seems like a decent bargain. But forgive me, for I use common sense.
   Scary part of this whole episode. There are a lot of Travis Johnsons among us.


21 comments:

  1. Good points Richie, especially with the O-line, and I totally agree with your assessment. And you touch on the differences on the offensive side of the ball with the three Dallas QBs (and I would add special consideration to the running game with Aikman and Roger and the lack thereof with Romo), but neglect to mention the defense. Having a suffocating, physical, turnover-forcing, constant-pressure defense that the Cowboys had in the '70s and '90s is really an offense's, and specifically a QB's best friend. Keeping the scoring down for the opposition, forcing turnovers and giving the offense better field position and more scoring opportunities just simply leads to more victories and success. The D in Dallas has been average at best and horrific at worst during Romo's tenure as the starter. The Romo bashers have a limited view and even more limited knowledge of the game in general. QB has been an actual plus for this team since Romo's ascension in '06. However, at least some of us know that it takes more than a handful of guys to succeed at the highest level in the NFL, and in fact it takes solid play in all phases and an actual team to succeed, which the Cowboys have lacked for many years now.

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  2. the only problem with your post is that you gave Johnson some pub. I am reminded of a Simpson's episode where they have to stop advertisements from destroying Springfield by not looking at them.

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    1. I was thinking what David was thinking. any publicity for this spare is good. too many talking heads these days.

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  3. Might be some of the most rational thinking I've heard come out of the DFW area in sometime. Slow clap for you sir. This is the reason I enjoyed RAGE...in a market that is filled with TMZ -esque "journalism" by the likes of DMN and ESPN Dalllas, it was nice to hear on the radio someone with an ounce of common sense ( you and Fish). Keep on keeping on sir, your blog has become a morning reading staple in my house.

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    1. Richie's lover?

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    2. That is not nice and certainly not classy. Bil2455

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    3. Thanks Andrew. Radio is more glamorous. But I undoubtedly enjoy writing more.

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  4. I think you have a very narrow minded view of Mr. Romo.

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    1. That doesn't make sense. And, for what it's worth, narrow-minded should be hyphenated.

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    2. It doesn't make sense to you again because you are narrow--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------minded. There's your fucking hyphens bitch.

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    3. ...well that escalated quickly

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  5. Richie,

    you really are a little pip squeek douche, aren't you?

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    1. nascar dennis,

      you really are a white trash redneck, aren't you?

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    2. Do I know you?

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  6. 'Bout time someone in the media has told these Romo haters the truth. But just like all ignorant asses, it falls on deaf ears.

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  7. Richie, your article is well thought out and you give a voice to all the Cowboy fans out there like me that appreciate the good that Romo does despite some of the bone-headed mistakes. Don't stoop to Gregg--- err, uh, Anonymous' level by pointing out his punctuation errors. Stay on topic and keep on writing.

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  8. I agree with your assessment that the Cowboys would still be drifting thru the rejects looking for a capable QB. Romo is more than capable, he's a game changer.

    One statement in your article 'but bad quarterbacks don’t sneak their way to good quarterback ratings.', if you edit that to 'bad quarterbacks sneak their way to good contracts' Romo no way qualifies. Rypien does, Flaco does, Tommy Maddox does (hometown favorite), how about Bad Johnson does, did Kordell Stewart get a big contract? does, how bout Matt Cassel?

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  9. Richie looks like a down's syndrome Pat Green. What's up with that Richie?

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  10. So, because I disagree with you on your assessment of Tony Romo, I'm considered an idiot? What happened to respecting each other's perspective regardless of whether or not we agree on it?

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