Amani Toomer likes Dallas' Tony Romo over the Giants' Eli Manning at QB until "crunch time", where Eli excels. Is there any other way to measure a QB except how they play when the game is on the line...? (Photo: Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)
Former Giant WR Amani Toomer is at it again. Hey, we love the guy but enough is enough. First he engaged Jeremy Shockey in Twitter war, and now he's gone on record saying Tony Romo is the best QB in the NFC East. Really, Amani? Do we have to buy you a Got Rings? shirt...?
Toomer made the below comments on Movin the Chains on Sirius XM NFL radio expounding the virtues of the embattled Dallas Cowboys' QB. From Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk....
“Tony Romo is probably, if you look at it statistically, he’s probably the best quarterback in the NFC East,” Toomer said. “You look at Eli Manning and what he does in the fourth quarter, but you talk about consistency, talking about 31 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions, that guy can play.”
Co-host Tim Ryan tried to walk Toomer back to the consensus view on that issue, and it sort of worked.
“I’m talking about, for me, if I wanted a guy that is going to throw less interceptions and be more productive, higher completion percentage, I’m going to go with Tony Romo,” Toomer said.
Toomer eventually agreed that, with the game on the line, Romo is lacking.
“At crunch time he’s not as good as Eli but every other time he’s pretty darn good,” Toomer said.
No one's as good as Eli at crunch time, Amani. No one. Not Johhny Unitas. Not Joe Montana. No one. Especially not Tony Romo. This is a game where you are judged on how well you play in the clutch. Romo has just one playoff win in his career.