Romo: "I'd cut off my right arm" for NFL opportunity
This week's news that Bill Romanowski is talking with the Redskins about a possible business relationship of some sort is fascinating, because everything Romanowski does and says is fairly fascinating.
Romo told John Keim that his conversations were "not anything official in any way as far as interviewing for a particular coaching job. It's not about me getting into coaching or any of that. It's about is there any way I could help."
And he sort of explained what sort of help he had in mind during an appearance on Sirius XM's Mad Dog Radio Tuesday morning. Host Gary Williams (no, not that Gary Williams) asked Romanowski if he's had "lengthy discussion with [coach] Mike Shanahan about this and are there plans for you to go and meet with him?" Romo responded by saying what sorts of things he could bring to an NFL team.
"You know, we've talked and basically, he knows what I brought to Denver," Romanowski said. "When I got there, I brought people with me - massage therapists, high-performance therapists, speed coaches - you know, guys that are still working for the Denver Broncos. I implemented breakfast because I saw that guys were walking in in the morning either not having eaten breakfast, or they were walking in with a McDonald's bag.
"So, literally, I was about helping the team win Super Bowls. And the only way you can do that is by addressing weak links, okay? Weak links were guys were breaking down. We need to get them healthier. Bio-mechanically they need to be better. Nutritionally they need to be stronger. And I knew the experts. They needed to train better. I bought $10,000 worth of exercise equipment for the Denver Bronco weight room in the first couple months I was there, because I didn't like some of the equipment they had. So I wrote a check and said, 'We need this stuff, because this will help us win.' "
Of course, this wasn't exactly answering the original question, so the host tried again.
"Until you know what the expectations are of somebody that you interview with for a position, you don't know exactly whether absolutely I want this," he said. "Do you have a feeling, though, that you want to have a job in the NFL and, in particular, with the Redskins? Do you feel that, right now, that you want to have a position in the league?"
"You know what?" Romanowski replied. "If everything would work out and the expertise that I could bring to help a team win -- combining Eastern and Western medicines, bringing an holistic approach, bringing the best scientists, doctors, nutritionists, high-performance trainers - if that is something that the Washington Redskins have interest [in], have interest in getting better in every facet of what they do.
"They've hired the best football coach there is, as far as I'm concerned. They have the best general manager. And these are some of those added things that I could bring. And would I be ready? Hey, I'm always ready for a challenge. I'm always ready to help make people better. I've been making people better for the last four years with my nutrition company. I have really good people that help me run the company.
"So as far as the Washington Redskins, if the opportunity came up and it was the right opportunity, man, I'd cut off my right arm to be back in the building, in the locker room, around a team, helping a team win a Super Bowl. Whatever that means. And, like I said, I'm kind of beating around the bush a little bit here and I know I am. I'm being pretty careful about the way I'm speaking."
So who knows what happens next with Romanowski in D.C., but if he does start to work for the Skins, expect 14 blog posts about Eastern medicine, 17 about bio-mechanics, and at least 50 or 60 about what Clinton Portis eats for breakfast.
(Williams's show, "The First Word, airs 6-10 a.m. weekdays on Sirius channel 123 and XM channel 144).
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