Two Simms, Two Different Bucs Picks

December 31st, 2022

Super Bowl-winning QB Phil Simms.

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.

Want to hear another split decision when it comes to picking tomorrow’s big game? Listen to the Ira Kaufman Podcast below.

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18 Responses to “Two Simms, Two Different Bucs Picks”

  1. SufferingSince76 Says:

    I agree with Mr. Simms.

  2. Mike Says:

    Teams used to take time each season to do some self scouting and try to be less predictable as a result. It doesn’t seem to be the case with the Bucs.

  3. adam from ny Says:

    i think the real bucs of the past 2 seasons actually show up tomorrow and blast a fraudulent carolina out the building…

    3 offensive tds
    1 defensive td
    and 2-3 field goals…

    for a 34-17ish azz whoopin’…

    ok…so…i don’t care if they score all these wonderful points…just win the darn game

  4. ClwJB Says:

    We have absolutely no idea what team will show up in pewter tomorrow

  5. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Phil makes a good observation about the seasoned players for us and not them, but it all comes down Tom taking over and letting it rip.

  6. Beej Says:

    Chris predictably never has anything nice to say about Buc/Brady world

  7. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Losing a spleen can tend to leave one jaded.

  8. Lamarcus Says:

    I like to pick the BUCS but we have Devin White. LVD is excellent and can’t do it all and we know White is gonna loaf a few plays….. Lets hope he chooses them wisely this game.

  9. Joe Says:

    Losing a spleen can tend to leave one jaded.

    Oh, Chris likes the Bucs. It’s Chucky who he loathes.

  10. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Any details on why Chris loathes Chucky? Thanks Joes! Was at that spleen game.

  11. Joe Says:

    Any details on why Chris loathes Chucky?

    This is hardly a secret. Not trying to be condescending here at all. But it is pretty obvious to anyone watching games the way Chucky treated him and later ran his mouth about him.

    Just watching how Chucky used to rag on him on the sidelines is all you need to know. Imagine what Chucky was like behind the scenes. We all know Chucky never liked any of his quarterbacks. He was always trying to run them.

    Rich Gannon may have been the lone quarterback to get along with Chucky and even then those two had some nasty run-ins.

  12. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Jr. may have lost a spleen but Sr. looks like he needs a liver transplant in that pic.

  13. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Thanks Joes! Communicating with you directly is one big reason why your site is by far the best!!

    Chucky was two faced.

  14. AmauryGuzman Says:

    Carolina is 1-5 on the road. If this team can’t beat carolina at home they deserve no playoffs! Freaking Sam darnold. How many more embarrassing Ls can this coaching staff and team take?

  15. Goatfarmer Says:

    Bowelswich could lose a poker hand with a Royal flush.

  16. View from 132 Says:

    I was also at the Spleen Game. Thought he died on the field.

    As for his pick, who knows… both teams are bad. Either could win by being less worse.

  17. Tony Says:

    Dad could still probably play better then him right now.

  18. TFBucs Says:

    I’ve had enough of the hate from Phil’s kid. I don’t care that he was a Buc. He needs to go be useless somewhere else.