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Old 01-24-2009, 10:13 AM   #8
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No, not entirely but in general Romo has checked out once December rolls around. He was brutal against the Ravens and the Steelers this year.

Last year he was brutal against Philly and Washington and decent against Carolina but nothing special.

In '06 he was awful against the Saints and Philly in December.

He has 8 games in his career where he posted a sub 60.0 rating and 7 of those have come in December. He mentally checks out when the team needs him to be playing his best ball.

Aikman is probably right in the sense that he went from nobody to somebody in the blink of an eye and never really had to deal with the pressure or expectations that go with being a top player at his position. He has probably always coasted by on his good looks and ability and you can't succeed solely on ability in the NFL they eat you alive if you can't grasp the mental and psychological toughness it takes to play QB.
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