The general of the team, the QB has to show leadership. Who’s the better general; who has shown true leadership for their team? Has it been Big Ben of the 6 time Super Bowl champs Pittsburg Steelers,
or has it been Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys?
So, for full disclosure; I grew up in York, Pa and have been a Steelers fan from the time I can remember watching football. The days of the “steel curtain” is what I remember. The defensive down lineman of the Steelers were then “mean” Joe Green, L.C Greenwood, Ernie Holmes, and Dwight White. But enough nostalgia talk. Lets get back to the subject at hand; who’s the better QB, Big Ben or Tony Romo.
Like I said, I am a Steelers fan, but I have been living in Texas since May of 1999 and have watched my fair share of Dallas games and feel as though I can present a fair and balanced comparison of these two fine quarterbacks.
I guess the first thing we should look at is how they lead or not lead their teams in the big games. And to me, the big games would be when they get into the playoffs.
Since Tony Romo didn’t become a starter for the Cowboys until 2006, I guess we must start with that season. Even though in 2005 the Steelers, lead by Big Ben beat the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 for a Super Bowl victory.
Anyway, we can’t count that season since Romo wasn’t a starter at that time. See how fair and balanced I can be when representing both sides of an issue.
Lets look at how many playoff games each one of them have won since they were starters. So, since the 2006 season when both QB were starters, Tony Romo has won only one playoff game, where as Big Ben has won 5 including a Super Bowl in 2009, beating the Cardinals 27-23.
Lets look at stats. First interceptions, which I feel are devastating to a team. Tony Romo has 72 interceptions in his career. Wow, Big Ben has 80 since 2006. Ok, well interceptions don’t mean all that much! Lets look at another stat…TDs. Thats where it’s at, yes putting points on the scoreboard. 149 passing TD for Romo, and 131 for Big Ben. Damn it…another important stat going to Romo. Romo has an overall higher QB rating than Big Ben does. Well, what than makes Big Ben a better QB in my opinion? Wins!!!! Until Romo starts winning playoff games, Big Ben to me is the better QB.
Vote in poll, and then weigh in with a comment! Tell us why Big Ben or Romo is better.