Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has never struggled for confidence.
The signal caller for 'America's Team' has led Dallas without fear now for the best part of seven seasons.
Romo has started this season pretty slowly, with a poor performance against the San Francisco 49ers and an average display against Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
But despite this somewhat underwhelming opening to the season, Romo is adamant that he's improving as a player.
“Listen, I’m telling you guys, the reason I’m excited is because of the way I’m throwing the football,’’ Romo said. “Physically just piercing it when I want to.
“I can throw it better than I ever have. The rest of it is part of the game and footwork and your hips. Did you find the guy at the right time, or are you working here and throwing it over there so it’s like you don’t get anything on it?’’
But let's be honest, these comments are just utter rubbish.
Romo courts a lot of criticism for his play, but he also gets plenty of plaudits.
At the end of the day, stats wise over the course of his career Tony Romo is an outstanding quarterback. He has put up some huge numbers.
Romo gets a lot of yards and throws plenty of touchdowns over the course of the season. He throws his fair share of interceptions, but no QB is perfect. But this year his stats are letting him down.
The Cowboys quarterback currently has a quarterback rating of 75.1 through the first two games of the season, which is nowhere near the improvement in his play that Romo is citing.
Needs to focus
He's only thrown two touchdowns in two games and he's talking about how his game is improving. Let's be honest, the only way Romo's game will improve is if he stops throwing interceptions at crucial times, like he did against the 49ers in week one. It has nothing to do with the way he's throwing the ball, it has more to do with the poor decisions that he makes.
Romo should focus on winning football games rather than talking about how much he is improving. Say that when you're passer rating is up and you haven't thrown an interception for half a dozen games.