Phils Simms Expects Big Year From BucsJuly 9th, 2014
You can tell former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Phil Simms played for Tuna Parcells. There isn’t a question he won’t answer and never will you get a BS answer.
Simms speaks straight from the heart (and head) and he doesn’t give a damn whether he makes friends with his comments or not. Like the time he outraged the Mike Glennon Mob this spring when he told a SiriusXM NFL Radio audience he would very much like to trade for Mike Glennon if he was a NFL general manager, but only as a backup.
Don’t be dismayed Bucs fans. Simms is in your corner. Appearing on CBS Sports Radio, which was co-hosted by Tiki Barber, Brandon Tierney and vodka-swilling Dana Jacobson, Simms believes NFL foes should be wary of Tampa Bay.
“The Tampa Bay Buccaneers probably interest me as much as anybody,” Simms said. “I think they have a chance. I think they’re pretty stacked – not to win the Super Bowl, but to be really good. It’ll be interesting. New coach down there. Greg Schiano had it turned. He had it turned physically. They just had to come together to get it done.”
“But I think they’re a team to look out for. I think there’s a lot of good players down there, and I think they could come out of nowhere.”
Has anyone noticed that one of the first pieces of evidence folks in the know use to claim the Bucs will contend for a playoff bid is Lovie Smith?
Forget anything else, like players learning a new offense or a new defense or that maybe too much is being banked on from untested rookies. Nevermind the obstacles. The Bucs have Lovie. Thus, the Bucs will be winners.
It’s a dangerous argument to make, if not a little naive. It just goes to show how much people in the inner circle of the NFL respect Lovie.