Phil Simms will move to The NFL Today

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Phil Simms won’t be working with Jim Nantz anymore, but he will be on CBS every Sunday during the football season.

Simms will be seen as part of the crew on the network’s The NFL Today studio show that airs before the first round of games kicks off each week. Simms will be taking over the seat once occupied by former Chiefs and Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez alongside James Brown, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason, and Bart Scott.

Simms spoke to Richard Deitsch of SI.com about the move and said he is excited about the chance to weigh in on topics that he may also address as he continues to be part of Showtime’s Inside the NFL.

“Listen, I didn’t make any comments for a lot of reasons and you want to sit there and think about it,” Simms said. “Initially was my pride hurt? Absolutely. Of course it was. . . . So it took a little bit. Not long. I started thinking about it in a positive way and then I became excited about it. [CBS Sports Chairman] Sean [McManus] had talked to me over the years about maybe going into the studio. I now get to follow the league like I want to. That was probably the most frustrating thing about my job. You do one or two games a week, you can’t really pay attention to the other teams like I wanted to do. When you do games, you are all-in on those games. On Inside The NFL, I get to say things about stuff that I never get to say in a broadcast.”

McManus said that he thinks Simms will “elevate” the network’s studio show and that it’s a move he and Simms have discussed at other points in recent years. Simms is reportedly under contract with CBS for two more years and told Deitsch that he plans to be doing studio work “for a long time.”

46 responses to “Phil Simms will move to The NFL Today

  1. I am good with that …. as long as he’s not ruining anymore games.

    Phil like the rest of the media that covers the NFL loves to continually stroke Brady….. it’s embarrassing as an American to see that type of behavior.

    #6thRDTalent

  2. Oh great. What an addition he’ll make.
    Referee makes a controversial call:
    Phil Simms: You know Jim, that’s the right call. I agree with it 100 percent and here’s why.
    Call goes the other way:
    Phill Simms: Oh, you know, what a good decision, I’m glad they made this, great job by the referees to reverse it. Anyone who says otherwise doesn’t know what they’re talking about.

  3. Simms is really quite good on Inside the NFL.
    I sill think they are not doing Romo any favors throwing him into the big chair right away

  4. I’ve been avoiding clicking on Giants articles or any other article with the word “Simms” in it.

    For some reason, in the “You may like” recommendations under said articles, I kept getting a suggestion with the words “broken wind” in it.

    I have never liked, do not like, and will never like the thought of reading about Phil Simms breaking wind.

  5. Christ now I’m really gonna be confused about which one played for the Giants & which one played for the Bungles?!?!?

    Simms
    Esiason

    Idk who’s who

  6. Should go smoothly until Simms farts and James Brown walks off the set, followed by Bart Scott and Cowher laughing and taking turns punching Simms in the face while Esiason proclaims his undying love for the Bengals.

  7. Phil: Damn it Sean!! I am so mad I could quit!!

    Sean: Well, you could quit BUT if you change your attitude a little bit I won’t fire you. AND I still have a job for you.

    Phil: You do? What is it?…Okay that sounds great! I will be a good boy.

  8. Great…. now he can point and shoot who he wants to crop dust. Dusting multiple people at once instead of just Jim in the booth.Watch for the sour faces on the set this yr. Stay tuned

  9. As long as they put him in the end seat on the panel, downwind from the others.
    Otherwise, his colleagues will be gagging on air, and saying his performance “stinks”.

  10. I just hate how he pronounces “him” as “heeem”

    “When Von Miller comes off the edge like that it’s impossible to block heeem”

  11. phinatic29 says:
    Apr 19, 2017 3:15 PM
    I am good with that …. as long as he’s not ruining anymore games.

    Phil like the rest of the media that covers the NFL loves to continually stroke Brady….. it’s embarrassing as an American to see that type of behavior.

    ——————-

    Maybe if your team or QB could manage to win something of relevance Simms would “stroke” them once in a while…..

  12. Thank god i never watch that show, Simms was the WORST to have to listen through each week. He cant stand to not hear himself talk. Thank you for making this move !!!

  13. Phil took the high road. Spin it any way you wish. But it comes down to being calm, thoughtful. The high road.

    Nice to see.

  14. Fan-freaking-tastic! I never watch the CBS pregame show and certainly won’t start now that he is on the show.

    A great weight has been lifted from my football viewing pleasure not having to hear him babble anymore.

  15. I think the reason Simms is a bad announcer is that he’s bad at processing information quickly. When you’re calling play-by-play, you’ve got to be on top of the play within 1-2 seconds and add insight to what just happened.

    Simms isn’t good at that.

    During his sit-down segments I think he’s much better because he can form an opinion and think about what he’s going to say before he says it.

  16. BIG MISTAKE. I guess I won’t be watching any pregame shows this coming season.

  17. Wait. CBS has a studio big enough for the egos of Phil Simms and Boomer Esiason? And that fact wasn’t the headline?!?

  18. “On Inside The NFL, I get to say things about stuff that I never get to say in a broadcast.”
    *************************************************
    Really…the guy never shut up! I hope he’s on the way out…tired of listening to him.

  19. vicnocal says:
    Apr 19, 2017 3:58 PM
    I just hate how he pronounces “him” as “heeem”

    “When Von Miller comes off the edge like that it’s impossible to block heeem”
    _____________________________________

    You and me both man. That’s what made him being in the both with Jim Nantz even more annoying. I got so tired of hearing him say “Well Jeeeem…”

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