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Johnson: I Thought About Benching Marino in His Final Season But Didn’t Out of RespectGlazer Reports Romo Will Not Have Surgery This Season to Repair Broken CollarboneBradshaw: I Wouldn’t Play Romo the Rest of the Season, He Needs to HealStrahan: John Fox Should Coach the Cowboys Next Season————————————————————————————–Given Brett Favre’s current injuries and recent performance, Co-Host Terry Bradshaw and Jimmy Johnson don’t think the legendary quarterback should start today for the Vikings when they face the Patriots in Foxborough:Bradshaw: “We can’t get rid of him and he shouldn’t play today. As a right-handed quarterback, when you release the ball, your left foot takes all the weight. He’s got two broken bones in his left foot and he has a bad elbow. There’s nothing wrong with sitting down and letting the young kid play.”Johnson: “He still makes some good throws but his bad plays outweigh his good plays and that’s why Tarvaris Jackson should be in there.”During FOX NFL SUNDAY’s ‘Fired Up’ segment, former head coach Jimmy Johnson related his own experience with coaching an aging Hall of Fame quarterback:“After my success in Dallas, I went to Miami and even though we made the playoffs three straight years and won a couple of playoff games, my Miami days were not without frustration. Like Brad Childress, I had a Hall of Fame quarterback who could still throw but after so many surgeries couldn’t move. Journeyman Damon Huard filled in during Dan Marino’s last season and went 4-1 because our defense ranked fifth overall. In his last 14 starts, Dan was 6-8 with 25 turnovers, seven of which were returned for touchdowns. I never admitted this but benching Dan crossed my mind and out of respect for him, I never did. Because of Brett Favre’s many injuries, Childress faces the same dilemma today. Brett Favre is the 30th ranked passer in the NFL, hanging out with the likes of Jimmy Clausen and Derek Anderson. You can’t tell me Tarvaris Jackson isn’t better than those guys. The Vikings have enough talent to win the NFC North but Brett’s bad plays outnumber his good ones. He can’t buy time on that fractured ankle. His elbow is killing him. Brett probably regrets coming back, unable to repeat last season’s magical numbers. Don’t get me wrong, like Dan Marino, Brett Favre was one of the greatest players to play the game. I just wish our last memory of Brett was of him jumping into teammates arms, not limping off the field in defeat.”————————————————————————————–FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer reports the Cowboys opted not to have quarterback Tony Romo undergo surgery to repair his broken collarbone and what that may mean: “In talking with different doctors and team trainers, they said with an injury like that, if you don’t put a plate in there to protect it, there’s still a good chance that if he takes a similar hit, it could break all over again. What this says, is that Dallas is still hopeful that they could be in it down the road and that Tony Romo can come back by not ‘plating’ it.”Co-Host Terry Bradshaw on what the Cowboys should do with Romo the rest of the season: “I had the same injury as Romo. Six weeks later I went back out when I shouldn’t have and got hit again. I had to have those bones pinned for four months. I wouldn’t play him the rest of the year. They need to let it heal.”————————————————————————————–Analyst Michael Strahan on who should coach the Dallas Cowboys next season: “A guy who already has a job, John Fox. I think it’s a perfect fit. He’s no slouch and not an easy coach.”Analyst Jimmy Johnson offered a less specific candidate: “The answer to that question is whoever Jerry wants.”————————————————————————————–Analyst Jimmy Johnson thinks Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan deserves more credit for Washington’s 4-3 record: “How in the world are they winning ball games? Donovan McNabb has more interceptions than touchdowns, they’ve got the 31st ranked defense but they are playing a pretty good defensive front.”————————————————————————————–Howie Long reacts to Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris declaring his team is the best in the NFC: “I loved his post-game speech. I think Morris gave the country a look at how fiery and intense he is.”Analyst Michael Strahan counters: “I’m fiery and intense too but I’m realistic.”————————————————————————————–Co-Host Terry Bradshaw on Vince Young: “He did well for them last year and won a lot of football games. I don’t know why but I’m still not sold on him.”
Just waiting on CBS and we’ll be set for the afternoon.