Some football fans say Tony Romo has lost his style in the broadcast booth.
It appears that was also the sentiment among CBS executives, who reportedly met with the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback last offseason, thinking he had lost something, the New York Post reported Thursday night.
CBS Sports President Sean McManus and top NFL game producer Jim Rikhoff reportedly flew to Romo’s Dallas home on several occasions last offseason to watch past broadcasts and try to return him. to its previous form.
He New York Post noted that it was an «intervention», but CBS called it «a complete mischaracterization».
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«We regularly meet with our on-air talent,» CBS Sports spokeswoman Jen Sabatelle told the outlet.
Romo entered the CBS booth in 2017 on a 10-year contract worth $180 million and instantly became a fan favorite with his ability to accurately call plays before they happened and sound like a true fan of the game. on the microphone.
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However, critics say that he and Jim Nantz have lost their chemistry, suggesting that Romo is almost beyond repair.
Romo replaced former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms, who has been a studio analyst since Romo took over.
Romo joined the broadcast booth after retiring somewhat early after Dak Prescott took over his starting job with Dallas.
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Nantz and Romo will call Super Bowl LVIII next year in Las Vegas.