Denver Broncos: Tony Romo Time In Denver Is Now

Dec 26, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) before the game against the Detroit Lions at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 26, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) before the game against the Detroit Lions at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
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A Match Made In Heaven

Romo has never had a team that compares to what he’d have around him in Denver.  He’s been stuck with a bad owner in Jerry Jones who, for the past 10 years, has routinely destroyed the Cowboys cap situation with terrible free agent miscues and bad contracts.  Romo will have the meanest defense in the NFL in Denver.  With all due respect to Houston, Von Miller is the best defender in the league, and the No-Fly-Zone has 2 of the top 5 cornerbacks in the NFL.  When looking at advanced metrics, the Broncos defense was far and away the best defense in the NFL in 2016, and should be even better in 2017.

Romo would also have not one, but two, Pro Bowl receivers to throw to in Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.  It’s not to say he didn’t have weapons during his time in Dallas, because he did.  However, he hasn’t had a duo this potent before.  Keep in mind how explosive the offense was in 2014 with Sanders and Thomas—in Romo, they would have a guy that could get them the ball like that again.

Jan 1, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) passes the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) passes the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

Another thing Romo would also have in Denver is Mike McCoy.  He will develop a perfect system that fits right in line with what Romo does well.  Not only that, but a staple of most McCoy offenses has always been a lot of quick throws.  In 2012, the year before Mike McCoy took over for the Chargers, Phillip Rivers was sacked 49 times.  It is not a coincidence that the year McCoy took over, Rivers was only sacked 30 times.  Romo’s perennial downfall has always been his knack for trying to make a play, and not being able to protect himself.  If there was ever a coordinator that will help him protect himself, it is Mike McCoy.  It is a perfect situation for the Broncos, and for Romo.

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