Phil Simms doesn’t think Peyton Manning will end up mentoring Andrew Luck
CBS NFL analyst Phil Simms joined the show to talk about the big stories around the league. Here are some of Simms’ takes:
— Simms doesn’t think teams would ever tank for a top draft pick. He pointed out coaches know they’re going to get fired and want to win. And every game is too important to the players. “Why would they tank?” Simms asked. “What good would it do them. Most of the guys on that field are out there with non-guaranteed contracts.”
— Simms thinks that if if Peyton Manning is ready to go, the Colts would play him. He doesn’t think that will happen. He thinks Manning will practice at the end of the season to show he can play. But Simms’ hunch is he won’t play a real game.
— Simms doesn’t think that Manning will mentor Andrew Luck. And he doesn’t think Manning is going anywhere. “If he’s healthy, just like Tom Brady, I really believe they have at least four more years in them,” Simms said. “They don’t take a lot of punishment. So much is built around them. It’s easy to survive in situations like that.”
— Simms thinks that the Steelers had had enough of the Patriots talk. He said he had never seen coach Mike Tomlin as animated.