For those of you wondering or haven't thought about him since the opening credits of "The Blind Side," … Joe Theismann is still around. He still watches football and doesn't want you to forget about him.
He proved that this week with some harsh opinions about Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo, piling onto his five-interception performance Monday night against the Bears.
Theismann, a former quarterback of the Redskins, went so far to say "he's just not very good," but later referred to him as average.
"Sooner or later we have to come to the realization Tony isn't a very good quarterback," Theismann said on the Brady & Lang show on a Toronto radio station. "Tony makes bad decisions with the football. And I'll tell you something else; he missed two wide open touchdowns last night that nobody's talking about. Forget about the five interceptions. He misses Miles Austin and Dez Bryant with easy touchdown throws, and he airmails the ball over their heads. You can say, 'Well, everybody has a bad game.' Tony has too many bad games. Tony Romo is not a very good quarterback. Somebody has to say it so I just did. He should be a lot better or the reputation he's carried should have him play a lot better."
Theismann has one Super Bowl ring with the Redskins and played in another Super Bowl. He does have that going for him, and sometimes that fraternity of Super Bowl winning quarterbacks allows these guys to speak their mind more than others.
It's foolish to compare the stats of Romo and Theismman against each other because today's game is much more wide-open and passing stats obviously favor Romo.
Theismann took his shots at owner Jerry Jones, too.
I think you have a couple issues in Dallas. No. 1, I think you have a team, they think they're pretty good," Theismann said. "They're not. No. 2, their quarterback thinks he's pretty good. He's really not. No. 3, their owner is their general manager and he doesn't make good decisions from a personnel standpoint."