After another strong showing out of Tony Romo for Cowboys/49ers despite what Twitter trolls said, Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett brought up an excellent point. Romo would fit like a glove as a defensive coordinator with his knowledge of what offenses are trying to do.
Pitchers in baseball always said being a hitter first was beneficial as they already knew what their opponent was looking for. So why can’t the same premise work in football? We believe it can.
The way Tony romo called that 3rd down play. He might need to be a D Coordinator assistant. I think QB’s would be great at breaking down offenses for defenses
— Tyler Lockett (@TDLockett12) January 17, 2022
And while Lockett makes a great point that can probably be utilized by a few teams this offseason that can’t stop a soul on defense, Romo is right where he needs to be. Sure, he’d likely knock it out the park by throwing different defensive schemes at predictable quarterbacks, but he’s also cashing $20 million worth of checks a year from CBS to wear a suit and call games the way we all do for free couch side.
He also can’t be fired from this job because there’s no performance aspect of the gig. Tony Romo has total security in his life as a full-time golfer and part-time analyst.
Got to give credit to Lockett for this tweet though. You can’t tell me that Tom Brady or Peyton Manning wouldn’t know the best defensive schemes to stop opposing quarterbacks. They’ve seen it all.