Tony Romo replaced Phil Simms as the color commentator and analyst for CBS’ No. 1 NFL team with Jim Nantz, and people are loving the new change. During Romo’s first regular-season game in the booth as a television analyst, covering the Oakland Raiders on the road against the Tennessee Titans, he earned rave reviews on social media for his work.
— Adriana Holguin (@adpenguin) September 10, 2017
Tony Romo is killing the commentary game right now.
— Kaleb Whitehair (@kwhitehair15) September 10, 2017
Tony Romo making a strong debut as Nantz's color guy. Good insight, good energy, knows when to zip it
— Josh Zerkle (@JoshZerkle) September 10, 2017
Btw Tony Romo seems to be a massive upgrade over Phil Simms at this point despite an overlong tie and buttoning his suit jacket when seated.
— Stephen Cohen (@scohenPI) September 10, 2017
— Rachel Rizzuti (@Rizzuti09) September 10, 2017
Listening to Tony Romo makes me appreciate him even more as a broadcaster. Simms had absolutely no emotion calling the game
— ❄️RxFiller❄️ (@wbnc) September 10, 2017
In football related news, @tonyromo sounds really good in the broadcast booth!
— Matt Johnson (@M_Johnson681) September 10, 2017
Tony Romo one of my favorite color guys already
— Jason Harris (@Jharry24) September 10, 2017
— Jim Dunaway (@jimdunaway) September 10, 2017
There aren’t many negative reviews of Romo out there right now. People are really enjoying his ability to diagnose and explain plays, and they’re enjoying the emotion he brings. Simms was very knowledgeable but was fairly dry.
Obviously, Romo’s hard work and preparation are paying off now. It seems like he’s a natural in the booth, where we might see him for a long, long time.