Mike Ditka has his bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and he is one of the most colorful individuals in the game’s legacy. But that doesn’t mean that anyone should listen to Ditka when he decides to bloviate.
Phil Simms has made a personal and public decision that could send a symbolic jolt through the broadcast booths dotting the NFL map this season.
CBS lead analyst Phil Simms is considering referring to the Redskins only as “Washington” when he broadcasts the team’s game against the Giants next month.
It wasn’t all health-related though, as the guys talked about the ever-changing NFL rule book and CBS’ decision to add retired referee Mike Carey to its football coverage.
The great Jim Rome made the announcement Friday on behalf of the Pulse of the People Award committee, revealing this year’s finalists: Craigie, Boomer, Simms, Puma and Christie.
It wasn’t all about the draft though, as Boomer and Mr. Simms are proof positive that you can take a quarterback out of the locker room, but you can’t necessarily take the locker room out of the quarterback.
Simms said the Jets would be crazy to use a pick early on a quarterback, further enforcing the belief that the best way to get the most out of Smith in his second year is to sign a capable veteran free agent to challenge him.
CBS is adding a new package to its already loaded NFL lineup next season. “NFL Network built Thursday into a night for NFL fans,” Commissioner Goodell said. “Our goal is to bring these games to more fans on broadcast television.”
Before the beautiful Katherine Webb made her visit to M&M’s World in Times Square, the guys chatted on the phone with the great Phil Simms.
Manning and Brady will meet Sunday for the 15th time, and the fourth time in the postseason, when the Broncos (14-3) face the Patriots (13-4) in the AFC title game.
First Boomer and Craig ran down the names of a few backup quarterbacks currently getting playing time in the NFL, including Raiders rookie signal-caller Matthew McGloin, a name Craigie had a little difficulty with.
Phil Simms will be in a crowded booth this Sunday calling the Jets-Steelers game on CBS…
Boomer and Craig discussed the the ‘creepiness’ that is within Phil Simms, before moving on the rushing prowess of Simms, Dan Marino and our own Boomer Esiason during their respective careers.
Sanchez might be wise to rethink things. If he goes under the knife now, he is certain to avoid the lengthy cross-his-fingers-period.
“Tuna Roast” will honor Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells prior to the Giants home opener against the Denver Broncos.