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Episode 142: The Simms React to Eli's Benching, T.J. Watt Interview

J Cimperman@jjcimp20Featured Columnist INovember 30, 2017

On the latest show, the guys begin by discussing the best No. 42s in sports (1:30); the Jimmy Garoppolo era begins in San Francisco (5:10); Michael Crabtree is upset that he looks like the villain with Aqib Talib (08:20); the media needs to lay off Robby Anderson and Jay Ajayi (11:30) and Josh Gordon was making $10,000/month selling weed in college (13:15).

Simms then gets into some notes from film study, including:  Michael Thomas can't get open regularly (14:30); Aaron Donald's performance vs. the New Orleans Saints (15:15); Cam Newton had a really rough game vs. the New York Jets (17:25); the weakness of the Panthers defense (18:00); overreactions to Tom Brady getting hit (18:40); Ndamukong Suh is no longer a top-five defensive tackle (20:30).

New York Giants fan Gabe Gomez then breaks down how NYC feels about Eli Manning's benching (22:20); Simms says this is the classiest benching he's seen in his life (25:30).

Phil Simms joins the podcast to break down the Giants' benching of Eli (31:30); the Simmses talk about Ben McAdoo's future with the Giants ( 39:00); in 2018, Eli Manning will play for _____ (41:50). 

Later in the show, Alex Smith was really bad vs. the Buffalo Bills and Tyrod Taylor is a better version of him (48:45); Simms goes off on Blake Bortles' performance vs. the Arizona Cardinals (49:00); he updates his MVP rankings, featuring players from the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles (53:55).

The guys then move on to best celebrations of Week 12 (55:00); would the Jacksonville Jaguars be favorites to win the Super Bowl if they had Derek Carr? (1:01:50); should we slow the criticism of Jameis Winston? (1:03:40); evaluating Philip Rivers' status (1:05:45); are Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs the best 1-2 WR combination in the NFL? (1:07:00); why don't more athletic defensive linemen switch to play OL in college? (1:10:25).

Finally, Simms argues with a fan about football players vs. soccer players…again (1:11:30); if the Bears were to promote Vic Fangio or Dowell Loggains…which would Simms pick? (1:14:00); what are some camera angles/tech changes the NFL should use? (1:15:20).

Special thanks to T.J. Watt for joining Episode 142. T.J. is partnering with DICK's Sporting Goods "Sports Matter" program for his MyCauseMyCleats campaign to raise awareness of the underfunded youth sports programs across the country. TJ will be wearing custom cleats with green laces to raise awareness behind this funding issue. For every pair of green laces sold at DICK’s Sporting Goods, $2 will be given to underfunded teams by the DICK’S Foundation. You can also help by donating here. Head to Instagram to see T.J.'s cleats!

Enjoy the show, and don't forget to leave us a five-star review on iTunes.

Warning: contains profanity.

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