Tony Romo’s Deep Passing Success Not a Result of Scrambling
At NBC, I took a look at Tony Romo’s deep passing prowess, showing that his success has come on designed routes, not as the result of scrambling to buy time.
However, despite his scrambling prowess, only one of Romo’s deep completions—a 21-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Ogletree—wasn’t on a designed route. Romo threw two off-target passes on his other two deep scrambling attempts. That means that of Romo’s 34 deep passing attempts in 2012, 31 (91.2 percent) have been thrown on the designed route—typically a go, post, or seam route. Romo is 10-for-31 for 435 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions on those passes—good for a 93.8 passer rating.