Former Washington head coach Jay Gruden is not impressed with Tony Romo’s play-calling predictions during games.
Throughout the years, Romo has made a name for himself by calling out plays before they happen while in the broadcast booth.
“Oh, they’re killing it. Usually means a motion and a run out wide to the right.” – Tony Romo before Patriots' play
Brady motions; Sony Michel runs ball to right, scores touchdown. pic.twitter.com/PzxyrV2JoO
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) January 21, 2019
'the turnovers come in waves" – Tony Romo
— Slightly Biased (@BiasedSlightly) November 26, 2020
While speaking to The Athletic before the Super Bowl, Gruden said he believed he could do a better job than Romo at predicting plays before they happen because the CBS analyst only gets the calls right about 30 percent of the time.
Via The Athletic
I could do it every time. He’s only right like 30 percent of the time. Those are usually pretty obvious, I mean (laughs). Nobody talks about the times when he’s wrong, but when he’s right, holy cow, he’s a genius. Oh, come on, man. Sure, it’s a run. Nope, it’s a pass. Sorry, I was wrong.
Gruden is wrong about Romo’s predictive abilities. Last year, The Wall Street Journal reviewed all 2,599 plays Romo called during the season and found that when he predicted plays he was right 68 percent of the time.
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 6, 2021
NFL fans immediately blasted Gruden over his Romo hot take.
Number of plays Tony Romo has called correctly >>> number of plays Jay Gruden has called correctly https://t.co/TxnttTSv6n
— Collin McCollough (@cmccollo) February 6, 2021
Jay gurden a Mediocre coach and a hater lol https://t.co/7JgHl9suWn
— big14 (@waunton44) February 6, 2021
Jay Gruden sounds like a hater to me…. https://t.co/lJkHkil755
— Bread Tha Rebel (@BreadThaRebel) February 6, 2021