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Thursday drive through: Brian Orakpo says the Tony Romo thing was "blown way out of proportion"

Orakpo At least one member of the Washington Redskins felt the Tony Romo scene on Monday night was a bit hyperbolic. 
Former Texas star and current Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo went on ESPN 980 in Washington D.C. this week and said the build up and hype around Romo on Monday was a bit much.

“To me they blown it way out of proportion,” Orakpo said. “I mean, they tried to make it seem like the guy was hospitalized the night before the game, just so we could build it up if they was to win the game — oh he’s a courageous player to go out there and play. The guy was playing just like Tony Romo, running around, making throws. He got hit throughout the whole game and still getting up. I mean, it was blown way out of proportion, but it is what it is.”

Orakpo specifically mentioned the sheer frustration the Redskins felt watching four bad snaps hit the ground yet Romo was able to recover and make a play out of each bouncing ball.

 “Romo got some type of lucky charm in his back pocket,” he said. “Because it seemed like every time the ball was on the floor, he was able to scoop it up, not fumbling one time, scoop it up and pick it up and try to at least make a play. Very unfortunate for us. I’m so disappointed in the outcome. We left a lot on the table. We could have easily won that game.”

Orakpo is right in that the Redskins could, and should, have won that game.


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Emily H.

Love to see the Skins win this division. As long as the Eagles are under preforming, the division is wide open. The Redskins could have beaten us. I'm a Cowboys fan but I like the under dog thing going on with the Redskins this year. Maybe Grossman has one more playoff run in him.

Up for grabs

Orakpo is right. Redskins could have, should have, would have....beat the Cowboys. This division is wide open

J V Donnant

Coulda, Woulda and Shoulda always play error-free football and are, I believe, still undefeated.

J V Donnant

Coulda, Woulda and Shoulda always play error-free football and are, I believe, still undefeated.

Mr. Iceland

This division is wide open. It might be hard for some Dallas, Philadelphia, and Giants fans to swallow, but the Redskins are in this thing. Nobody else is consistant enough and Shanahan is good coach and if sexy rexy catchs fire --- look out. Strap on your chin straps boys and girls. This is good to be a bumpy ride.

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