Re: endless talk this week about how Romo chokes REPEATEDLY..could someone break it down?
Tony Romo earned the respect of one very notable contemporary when he played through a painful rib injury in a comeback win over the 49ers on Sunday.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was a guest on "The Rich Eisen Podcast" this week, where he spoke about Romo's abilities to remain effective under difficult circumstances.
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"I was surprised he could play so effectively under that much pain," Rodgers said of the Cowboys QB. "I actually didn't have the same injury, but I got cracked in the ribs a couple of years ago against Detroit and the guys were kind of making fun of me in the huddle because I was having a hard time spitting out the plays.
"But a punctured lung and cracked rib? That's a lot of pain. I sent him a text after the game because I saw the highlights and saw they came back. That's an impressive performance."
Rodgers was aware of the criticism Romo received following a rough Week 1 loss to the New York Jets. He reasoned the gutsy Week 2 showing should help perception.
"I think it was pretty good for him to bounce back like that and come back in the game and play so well," Rodgers said.