What do Garcia and Romo have in common? I’ll give you a hint- how did we lose to the Cowboys in the final drive? From espn last night: “It’s clear now that Romo struggles when forced to sit in the pocket and deliver. That was the strategy of the Saints last week and it was a blueprint Atlanta followed for much of the first two quarters. Romo had three passes deflected at the line of scrimmage in the first half, and the carom off of Coleman got the Falcons back into the game when strongside linebacker Michael Boley intercepted.”
So let’s see if the Giants are smart enough to keep Garcia in that pocket today. And let’s also see if the bloom can come off the Romo-se when the rest of the NFL keeps the Cowboys QB in the pocket as well. That Witten 40 yarder to seal the game vs the NYG 2 weeks ago was off of a 3 man rush… Umenyiora pinches inside and that allows Romo to run free OUT OF THE POCKET and make a great pass. Garcia 6’1″, Romo 6’2″… do you see the pattern? That extra 2 inches means less sight lines, more deflections, less accuracy if you keep them in the pocket. Yet another way of saying what we all know: The game is won and lost at the line of scrimmage.