Tony Romo has offered a response to his critics following the poor appraisals he received from fans and other members of the media last season.
The former Dallas Cowboys Cowboys quarterback found himself under intense scrutiny in 2022, catching lots of stick as a result of his broadcast work for CBS.
Romo, who works as the lead NFL analyst at said network, even had his partner Jim Nantz speak up in his defense recently. That’s how bad it got.
“I think there was a little bit of a misinformation attempt there to portray him in a not-so-favorable light,” Nantz said on the SI Media podcast. “It was very disappointing. It really got, to me, more steam after the AFC championship game, which was our last game. And for the life of me, I didn’t understand it.”
However, the former four-time Pro Bowler insists he doesn’t mind.
“I think that’s normal,” the 42-year said on Thursday, per Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News. “I think that happens to anybody. Anytime you’re doing something well I think there’s always going to be that. It’s just the arc type of someone’s career. It’s happened to me a few times before and that’s a good thing.”
Romo implied he’s used to being critiqued given that he was a starting QB for the Cowboys, comparing the criticism to what he got as a player. He also claimed that the ratio of people who don’t think he’s any good to the ones who love his work is very uneven.
“That stuff doesn’t affect me, really once you play quarterback for the Cowboys you can deal with anything,” he added. “You got to remember there’s always someone’s opinion there. But 100 other people that come up to you and tell you they love you. You’re not going to please everyone. I do think at the end of the day there’s a lot more people that really appreciate what we do and I think CBS does a great job with their broadcast team.”
There were also reports during the season noting CBS heads visited Romo to discuss his broadcasts because they were dissatisfied with his performance on television.
Officials from the network have rubbished the claims, saying the visits were normal and they do so with all their broadcasters.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.