Tony Romo took some time out of his summer to return to his hometown for his annual “Tony Romo Football Camp.” While he was there he sat down and talked to the local news.
They asked Romo if he still finds it cool to play his favorite team from his childhood, the Green Bay Packers.
“It’s cool because they’re good. It will be a great test,” Romo said. “We’re going to be pretty good this year. This is one of the most complete teams that I’ve been around. It’s going to be a very enjoyable football season.”
“You’re always planning long term as an organization,” Romo said. “In the NFL, every year is important. Things change quickly. I’ve had three coaches in seven years. You see the turnover rate in general. There’s only a few players left from when I joined the team. You understand how important every single season is. As a player, you still attack it the same way and work your butt off. We have a good collection of veteran guys and young guys.”
And he says he’s learned how to respond to the negative critics.
“You learn through experience. I can remember the first year I started playing, and I just didn’t understand why there was negative criticism,” Romo said. “I was like, “I thought I met that guy and he was nice?” If you’re doing anything in the public eye, that’s part of it. For high school kids, they’re dealing with the social aspect. They want everybody to like them and be part of the “cool” group, whatever that is. The older you get, you have to be who you are.”