I got to be honest here. I'm not exactly sure what the Green Bay Packers' Senior Hydration Consultant meant by "you deserve better". If he was trying to say that Tony Romo is unquestionably too talented to be riding the pine in a league that has become a breeding ground for terrible quarterback play then he would be absolutely right. If he was trying to say that the Dallas Cowboys mishandled the situation by continuing to start Dak Prescott once his predecessor got healthy enough to play then he would be unbelievably wrong. Whatever the case may be, I don't really think it's something that Tony Romo needed to hear from his opponent's Executive Towel Distributor.
I'm admittedly not the upmost authority on body language. That said, the excessive nodding and generic expression of appreciation seemed eerily reminiscent of someone receiving belated condolences that did nothing more than remind them of the tragedy they were trying to put in their rearview. Tony Romo is well past mourning the premature death of his career as a Dallas Cowboy, so bringing up the disappointing way in which it ended months after it all-but-ended is more selfish than anything else. If Grandpa Gatorade really felt some type of way about the situation then he would have reached out shortly after Tony Romo gave a press conference that was only slightly less depressing than Magic Johnson announcing that he was retiring from the NBA due to HIV. I don't know why he didn't, but he damn sure shouldn't have tried to make up for it by calling a proud quarterback's attention to the fact that he could/should have been playing in the playoff game that he just watched from the sideline.