Simms: Eagles move up, but Pack team to beat in NFC
CBS NFL analyst Phil Simms joined the show to talk about the big stories around the league and more. Here are some of his takes:
— Simms likes what the Eagles did this offseason. He thought that they could have beaten the Packers in the playoffs last year. They didn’t play well in that game. But they made some really significant moves and brought in some coaching talent as well. He thinks offensive line coach Howard Mudd is going to straighten out a lot of problems. And Jim Washburn is going to get the most out of the defensive line.
— Dan asked Simms his early picks for the season. He went with the Packers and Patriots. He really like New England’s pick-ups.
— Simms likes Denver quarterback Kyle Orton. “He throws it better and better as he plays in the NFL,” Simms said. Simms said part of the Tim Tebow appeal is perception. He said the media jumps on a guy going into the NFL and it takes off from there.
— Dan and Phil had a debate over Colt McCoy. Simms questioned McCoy’s skills, and Dan thought he would start last year. Simms said he did show some good things last year, but he’s not 100 percent sold on his ability to throw downfield.