It’s time for another edition of announcer-on-announcer crime. Today, it’s Deion Sanders vs. Tony Romo, two men who not only work on different networks (Romo for CBS and Sanders with NFL Network), but also together on the Thursday Night Football package.
During Sunday’s Kansas City-Dallas game, Romo was analyzing a replay and noted that Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters was avoiding a tackle similar to how Primetime used to. During his playing days, Sanders got a reputation for avoiding contact. Said Romo about Peters, “He makes Deion Sanders look good at tackling sometimes.”
Take a look at how Sanders reacted later on NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Prime with co-host Chris Rose.
“Tony, I tried my best to take the high road, but I don’t know the address to the high road. So I got to come atcha, man. Ten years as a starter, you’re 2-4 in the playoffs. You ain’t won nothin’! I tried to bury the hatchet. Both of us work for CBS. I went and shook your hand and said ‘Tony, you’re doing a great job this year!” I thought that would be it! But nevertheless, you keep on shooting at me! Tony, what’s going on, man?
”I got a gold jacket that I didn’t buy … Dak (Prescott) said “Hi” and “Bye” … Tony, leave me alone, man, I got a lot of ammunition, man!”
Then Sanders mentioned the amount of interceptions Romo threw in 2012 (19), “You threw to everybody but me!”
And Deion finally went for the jugular by going for the “never won the big one” card. He wrapped up with “I tried to take the high road, but I don’t know the address!”
With NBC taking over the Thursday Night Football package this week, it means that Sanders and Romo won’t have an opportunity to address this publicly. It would have been intriguing to see how they would have discussed Romo’s comments, but for now, it appears this will fester for a while.