NFL media’s father-son duo doesn’t work together and or think alike.
Joe is referring to legendary New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms and his son, former Bucs QB Chris Simms.
The elder Simms, 67, retired as the No. 1 game analyst for CBS and now stays busy with studio work and his weekly dissection of the NFL on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio. Chris Simms is a top dog at NBC.
Each ranted this week on tomorrow’s huge Bucs-Panthers game at The Licht House.
Phil Simms expressed a little frustration with the Bucs but believes they will beat Carolina and lock down the NFC South crown.
“Quit trying to run a balanced offense, just give it to Brady,” he barked on Mad Dog Radio. “Let’s go. Throw the ball. Let him run some no-huddle right in the middle of the game instead of waiting to the end, and I think that will serve them well.”
Joe is always interested in hearing from Phil Simms about the Bucs because he sat so many times for pregame meetings with Brady during his CBS years calling the top AFC games.
Simms added that the Bucs seeing the Panthers’ run game earlier this season should be a significant advantage to the Tampa Bay defense. He also said now that the Bucs are in a playoff game setting, he expects their seasoned veterans of big games to rise up while the Panthers don’t have those players on their roster.
As for Chris Simms, 42, he picked the Panthers to beat the Bucs 22-16 on Pro Football Talk.
Well-connected Simms says the Bucs offense is straight up bad and the team vibe isn’t good, either, the opposite of the Panthers’. “I hear too many things about their team, you know, that Brady’s not really all that happy.”
The younger Simms seems to be in the camp claiming the Bucs are worse than their record. He said they had “Shamrocks up their ass” with late, multi-score comebacks against the Saints and Cardinals this month.
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