WHY DO YOU DOUBT TONY ROMO? Is it because he's a choker? (Statistically, he's not.) Because he lacks Peyton's public passion? (Eye roll.) Because he doesn't have rings? (Is that really his fault?) The Cowboys' quarterback has stepped from obscurity to the brightest spotlight - and he can make you think twice about what you expect from the position.
Personal responsibility counts for as much as performance, but the gray area between the two creates a vacuum for the Heisman voter.
After a highly successful career on the field, Matt Millen set records for ineptitude in seven-plus seasons as the Lions' general manager. But even as his name became a punch line, his self-esteem never suffered.