A little over a week ago, a report came out that stated CBS had to have an intervention with Tony Romo over his performance in the broadcasting booth, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.
Appearing on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Unleashed Friday, CBS Sports Chairman, Sean McManus, spoke out on the wave of criticism hurled at the former QB over that report.
“The thought that there is some kind of story behind the fact that I sat down with Tony to talk about how he can get better is just inaccurate,” McManus said.
He went on to explain that he sat down with Romo occasionally, just as he does everybody else to review their performance.
McManus believes the entire story is being “overplayed.”
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“An enormous amount of people have come up to me who have said to me, ‘We really like Tony Romo,’” he said, via SI.com. “He’s different. He’s not your typical analyst. He is enthusiastic. He sometimes speaks more of a fan than even an analyst, which I think people like. So I think this is being overplayed.
“Social media, as you know, tends to be very vitriolic and unkind and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. And then when the mainstream media watches social media, they start ganging… Can he get better? We can all get better.”
Romo joined CBS as its lead NFL analyst, working alongside Jim Nantz back in 2017. Back in 2020, Romo had been so good in the booth that he was signed to a 10-year, $180 million contract with the network.
When he first hit the broadcasting scene, Tony Romo won over fans quickly as he analyzed plays and called out things that happened right after he said them.
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