In the blink of an eye, Tony Romo retired from football Tuesday and was introduced as the new lead analyst for the NFL on CBS.
The man who used to occupy that seat, Phil Simms, has yet to speak publicly about the demotion. His son, however, did so Thursday.
Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms said on his “Simms & Lefkoe” podcast that his father isn’t bothered by the talent shuffle at CBS. Except for one matter.
“He’s good. He is a little disappointed they didn’t talk to him right away and warned him this was happening,” Chris Simms said, according to Justin Terranova of the New York Post.
“That’s not what you do for a good, hardworking employee who’s been with you 20 years. From that, it probably does hurt.”
If anyone has knowledge of Phil Simms’ true feelings on the situation, it’s likely his immediate family. His oldest son didn’t stop there, either.
“I don’t know if my dad would be happy with me saying this: You can’t sit there as a normal person out there and look at this and say they handled it like professionals. (The possibility) has been out there for two weeks.”
A CBS spokeswoman informed Terranova that Simms was kept in the loop.
“Both Phil and his agent knew in advance of the announcement and CBS had been in regular communication with his agent prior to that,” the spokeswoman said.
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