New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick may have found a new buddy in CBS Sports’ Tony Romo.
Broadcasters meet with the coaches and key players in the games that they are working, so Romo got to spend some time with the Patriots’ coach this season. Belichick has left those meetings extremely impressed.
“Very inquisitive guy with a good history of the game,” Belichick said of the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, via Patriots’ Wire’s Henry McKenna. “He asks a lot of questions about when I was with Giants, or the ’70s or the ’80s, or Tom Landry and so forth. He’s pretty knowledgeable for a player that wasn’t in that era. He knows a lot about it. He’s obviously read and studied it.
“He sees a lot of things, a lot of fine points of defensive scheme or a play that I’d say a lot of guys that I talk to don’t.”
That may be the highest compliment that Romo has received since becoming a color commentator. He has endeared himself to fans by predicting plays, and giving in-depth analysis about what is happening on the field.
If there was anyone still on the fence about Romo as a broadcaster, Belichick’s compliment should be enough to sway their opinion.