Every week around the NFL, beat reporters speak with the opposing head coach and typically one of the other team’s high profile players on speakerphone from the press room. This week in Philly, it was Jason Garrett and Tony Romo. The QB and the head coach are busy guys during the week of preparation for the next opponent, so I would have to imagine the opposing team’s media session is viewed by those guys as something they just kind of have to do. They’re going to give the most vanilla answers possible and get it over with. So obviously, Tony Romo isn’t going to say “Those guys suuuuuck!” That’s Rob Ryan’s job.
With that disclaimer out of the way, Romo was asked what he saw on film of the Eagles’ defense this week, and I found his answer funny:
They look physical. They look like they’re getting to the ball. They look like they rush the QB well. It looks like they make it hard to throw. If anything, it looks like teams every once in a while run it OK, and that gives teams a chance. I don’t see a lot of quarterbacks having a very good game against these guys. (Playing the Eagles) is a very difficult game to play just because of the way they rush the passer and the way that they’re committed to that, so knowing that you have to do other things.
That might be true of previous Eagles teams Romo has faced, but he can’t possibly be referring to this game, or really almost any other game the Eagles have played so far this season.