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Romo welcomes a blitzing DeAngelo Hall

Posted on: September 23, 2011 8:08 pm
T. Romo takes a hit from J. Smith (US Presswire).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Tony Romo doesn’t know if he’s going to play Monday night vs. the Redskins, but he knows that he wants to play and will do whatever he can to play. Which includes wearing a flak jacket made of Kevlar to protect the ribs he fractured and the lung he punctured* last week.

*Luckily for him and the Cowboys, as my colleague Ryan Wilson points out, his lung has healed. Which, you know, is a good thing.

The jacket is made of the same material protecting U.S. soldiers, and if it can stand up to stopping bullets, it should be OK to hinder linebackers from making a dent in Romo’s chest.

“It’s a pretty neat little product when they show you,” Romo said Friday evening on NBC Sports Talk on Versus. “These things take bullets and they put people in them that have a lot more at risk than I do. We’re going to use it and I think it will be able to absorb quite a bit of contact coming in. It’s thinner than you think, which I thought was a real positive putting it on.”

Not only does it stop bullets, but the material stops a hammer to the head as well (for that bit of knowledge, you can thank’s Will Carroll, who posted video of himself testing out the flak jacket. By banging a hammer off his dome).

Some teammates, including backup quarterback Jon Kitna, expect Romo to play. And you know who is a big fan of that notion? Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall -- who, as you’ll recall, said this earlier this week:

"I want to get a chance to put my helmet on whatever's hurt," Hall said. "Romo's ribs -- I'm going to be asking for some corner blitzes. If I know Felix Jones' shoulder's hurt, I'm not going to cut him. I'm definitely going to try to hit him up high, so that's just part of it. If you know something's wrong with an opponent, you're going to try to target in on that.”

Peter King asked Romo about that on Versus, and here was his response.

"If DeAngelo wants to blitz, that will be a little bit less in their pass overage,” he said while smiling. “By all means, he’s welcome to blitz. That’s part of the game. Anybody who plays this game knows that. I wouldn’t put myself out there if I didn’t think I could take a hit to the ribs and keep going.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 6:08 am

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Posted on: December 25, 2011 7:27 am

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Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 11:35 am
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Since: Dec 19, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2011 8:11 pm

Romo welcomes a blitzing DeAngelo Hall

Well I for one hopes Romo gets crushed but......... Hall should keep his mouth shut. Watch Hall get hurt now. No since getting the other team worked up before a big game and this is a big game. If Washington wins they are 2-0 in the division and 3-0 in the NFC. Never to soon to think about those tie breakers.

Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2011 3:33 pm

Romo welcomes a blitzing DeAngelo Hall

If DeAngelo hits Romo it would be the first time in his career he has hit someone. Hall is overrated, except in his mind he is the best corner ever. stfu Hall, unless you have a Harrison mentality where you want to make a guy hurt but don't try to injure, fine, but if he wants to screw his lung up even more that is just sad. 

Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: September 24, 2011 12:08 pm

Romo welcomes a blitzing DeAngelo Hall

Hall should focus on his play since his talk is better than what he does on the field!

Since: Apr 25, 2009
Posted on: September 24, 2011 10:12 am

Romo welcomes a blitzing DeAngelo Hall

LOL at Dhall..  I mean he has a total of 1 sack in his NFL career and technically its 2 assists..  Needless to say romo has other guys to worry about besides Dhall hitting him

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2011 12:25 am

Romo welcomes a blitzing DeAngelo Hall

Hall is just talking but so is Romo...Getting hit is not the Problem being hit, tackled hiting that hard ground, and being landed on by the tackler is a Major Problem. Kitna should be ready to play if Romo is sacked at all.

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