Banter: Jacobs versus Romo rivalry?

By Gus Bode

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs recently criticized Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, saying, ‘His luck will be gone sooner or later. If you were to keep Tony Romo in the pocket, he’s not that effective.’ Will these statements intensify the two teams’ matchups this season (Sept. 20 and Dec. 6)?

Sean McGahan

I’m more concerned with what it will do to the already fiery SIU-Eastern Illinois in-state rivalry. These two guys are pretty much the biggest current NFL stars to represent those schools, and their big-league rivalry could make for some interesting college bulletin board material. But here’s the only one that matters: Nov. 24, 2007 NCAA playoffs: SIU 30, EIU 11.


Matt Freeland

It might be bulletin board material for players like DeMarcus Ware, but the funny thing is Jacobs never plays lightly anyway. He’s a monster. I dare anybody on that Dallas defense to try to tackle him above the waist. When you average five yards a carry and are 6-feet 4-inches tall and weigh more than 260 pounds, you can say this stuff without too much talkback. This isn’t nearly as bad as when Rashard Mendenhall called out the Baltimore Ravens.

Jeff Engelhardt

I think it would intensify the rivalry more if one the two players was lined up on defense, but since they never get to go at each other, there is really nothing either of them can do about it. And when Romo’s luck runs out, it won’t be on the football field. His luck will run out when Jessica Simpson breaks up with him. That’s unlucky.