When asked about the release of Flozell Adams last week, quarterback Tony Romo responded “Give me a week.” So now that the week has passed, what are Romo’s thoughts on having someone replace the guy who has protected his blind side his entire career?
Per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Romo was a bit shocked by the news. In fact, he learned about it at the same time as everyone else–through the media.
Said Romo, “I learned about it the same as everyone else. No one asked me about it, nor should they, in my opinion. There are people [at Valley Ranch] who work very hard in evaluating each position, and we’ve just been given those evaluations over the last week. I trust those people to make the right decisions and I will go from there.”
Romo is saying all the right things, but surely he realizes the potential impact this move could have on the team. Whether he agrees with the decision or not, however, Romo is doing the right thing in backing the club.
“It does impact me, obviously,” he said. “It’s kind of hard for me to even talk about it, due to the respect I have for Flo. I know I’ve never had to worry about that left side with him over there.”
It is a difficult spot for Romo to be in–forced to simultaneously support his friend and longtime protector and the higher-ups within the organization. So far, though, the veteran quarterback is taking it in stride.
What do you think? How upset is Romo? Do you think the organization should have consulted with him prior to Adams’ release?