Tony Romo is officially retired from the NFL. After speculation that he’d join a team as soon as the opportunity came knocking, he remains in the both with the season steadily advancing into the later weeks.
At this point, though, he might not take a job on the field even if he was offered one.
Romo is drawing rave reviews for his commentary and ability to diagnose what is happening before it happens. But while his insight has been invaluable, his timing in the broadcast booth leaves a lot to be desired.
Romo has a penchant for speaking at the wrong times, with some feeling that he is steamrolling Jim Nantz who is trying to set up the scene for the viewer.
Brent Musburger would certainly like to see Romo talk less:
Here’s the thing: Romo has always performed well at the beginning of the season. Let’s see how he does when he’s asked to call his first playoff game later this year. My guess is he’ll burn his tongue really badly on some hot coffee and they’ll have to bring in a backup announcer to replace him the rest of the way.
He’ll try to call the game through the pain, but it won’t be the same.
Ultimately, he ends up hurting the broadcast.