Hall and Romo may get together on Monday Night Football

Tony Romo’s cracked ribs and punctured lung may take the field versus the Redskins on Monday night.

Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com, with some help from the ESPN Stats & Information, thinks Hall could get his chance. Tim writes that the Redskins would be smart to blitz defensive backs on Monday night, since Romo is completing just 41.2 percent of his passes for a 5.4 yards-per-pass average this year when opponents send one or more defensive backs on a blitz. When no defensive backs blitz, Romo is at 69.2 percent and 11.4 yards per attempt. Washington’s secondary coverage isn’t the strength of its defense (even with safety LaRon Landrypossibly returning from his hamstring injury this week), so their best defense against Romo beating them deep, if he plays, may be to blitz him from the secondary. As Tim notes:

The Redskins blitz defensive backs a lot anyway. They’ve done so on 23.2  percent of opponent drop-backs this season, which is the sixth-highest  rate in the NFL, according to ESPN Stats & Information

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