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It's amazing that Phil Simms is still, after all these years, the best option as a color analyst for CBS. Simms consistently failed to give viewers anything more than they could see with their own eyes, eschewing second-level analysis for straight narration on replays.
Early in the game, Simms punted on the chance for critical analysis of the Ravens' fake field goal, spending the time explaining what happened on the play. It wasn't until after the 49ers went three-and-out that Simms gave an opinion on the fake attempt at all.
In the fourth quarter, Simms did offer an opinion, questioning the use of a challenge by the 49ers on the spot of a key first down. Upon seeing the replay, he immediately changed his opinion, making a joke when they came back from break that he liked the decision.
On the play that decided the Super Bowl, Simms was heard saying he thought a potential hold was a "good no-call" when replays showed two arms draped around the receiver. Even if you agree that the referees should let the players play in that spot, the visuals didn't help Simms at all.
Frankly, I'll never understand why CBS hasn't put Boomer Esiason in the TV booth instead of Simms. While Esiason may be grating on the CBS studio show, he is very good calling games on radio. When CBS reevaluates their talent in the offseason, the lead booth is the first place they should look.