Chris Simms Was Finally Right About Something
Chris Simms, best known for being Phil Simms’ son, has quite the history with the Eagles. All of last season he was a Jalen Hurts hater. And instead of acting like a normal person when Hurts proved him wrong, he doubled down and continued to rip Hurts. Even stooping so low as to say Daniel Jones is better. That continued into this year when he finally crossed the line and said he wanted to see defenses try to injure Jalen Hurts when the Eagles run the Tush Push. Simms has pretty much set new records for being wrong. But recently something very rare happened. Chris Simms was actually right about something.
I know, it is hard to believe. But Simms finally admitted he was wrong, and said the Tush Push should not be banned after being such a big proponent of banning it in the past. This is what Chris Simms said on Pro Football Talk the day after the Eagles used The Tush Push to score the game-winning TD against the Chiefs.
“I’ve changed my thoughts on this play a little bit. I’ve seen enough to know you can stop this. You can’t make it illegal because one team’s awesome at it, and the rest of football is not. There was a time I worried that it wa s a player safety thing… But not everyone can do this, it would be cheap if they took it out of the game.. Because it would only be because the Eagles are too good at it. Screw that. This is the NFL. Big boy football. Either you do it, or draft people who can stop it. But you can’t change a rule because one team keeps kicking the sh*t out of everyone doing it, when the rest of the league has shown they can stop other teams from doing it.”
You know what they say, even a broken clock is right twice a day. And Chris Simms, for the first time maybe in his entire life, is right about something. You can’t just ban something because one team is great at it. The play isn’t unfair, if it was every team would be able to run it. But we see every single week other teams try, and fail. The Eagles run it so well, because it is a skill play, and they are more skilled.
He is still wrong about 99.99% of the things he says. But finally, we found some common ground with a guy we have pretty much only had reasons to dislike to this point. Now if only he would admit he was wrong about Jalen Hurt’s overall