Toomer believes that Romo is better than Manning
Former N.Y Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer claims Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is far better than Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
What makes this interesting is that Toomer played with Manning for 5 seasons in NY.
“Tony Romo is probably, if you look at it, statistically speaking he’s possibly the best QB in the NFC East,” Toomer recounted on a radio program. “You look at Eli Manning and what he does in the 4th quarter, but you talk about consistency, talking about 31 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions, that fellow (Romo) can play.”
Romo is 18-19 in his career against the NFC East and 5-7 against the New York Giants, including 3 losses at Cowboys Stadium.
Manning, fresh off his 2nd Super Bowl title, is 26-20 vs. the NFC East and 9-6 against the Dallas Cowboys. He never has lost at Cowboys Stadium. Baseball Betting
“I’m talking about for me, if I wanted a man that’s going to throw less interception and be more productive, higher completion %, I’m going to go with Tony Romo,” Toomer related.
Yet, the receiver backtracked slightly when told of Romo’s late-game struggles.
Manning has 21 years old 4th-quarter comebacks and 25 game-winning drives, with 4 of the victories coming against the Cowboys, including one this past season.
Of Romo’s 13 4th-quarter comebacks, only one has come against the N.Y Giants.
“At crunch time, he is not as good as Eli,” Toomer expounded. “But each other time, he’s extremely good.”
Toomer didn’t address Manning’s 2-0 edge over Romo in Super Bowls. Manning has 8 playoff wins in his career, including a road victory in Dallas, matched against Romo’s one.
While Manning is undefeated in NFC title games, Romo still has to reach one. Manning also has the head-to-head edge against Romo, winning the previous 5 starts against him.
NFL players also would seem to disagree with Toomer.
In the NFL Network’s “Top 100″ list voted on by the players, Manning came in at No. 31, ranking him as the 5th-best QB in the league. Romo was ranked 91st, putting him as the 12th-best quarterback.
Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas, a former teammate of Toomer, also backed his quarterback: “Man Toomer my dog and a great giant, helped me a lot as a young rook but aint no way Romo better then Eli…both good QB’s but…Well.”
Toomer’s declarations might draw the anger of N.Y Giants’ fans, which didnít react well to Tiki Barber after he criticized Manning after the running back’s retirement in 2006. When Barber, maybe the franchise’s best RB, was inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor in 2010, the group serenaded him with boos for his negative declarations about Manning and his other rips on Coach Tom Coughlin.
NY Giants’ defensive end Osi Umenyiora wouldn’t be shocked if Toomer is treated the same way.
“They will be booing my fellow Toomer at Giants Stadium,” Umenyiora said, “that we will be able to agree on.”
Manning and the New York Giants will host Romo’s Cowboys in the 1st game of the season on Sept. 5.