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July 25, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Phil Simms believes the only reason he won't be quarterbacking the New York Giants this season is the NFL salary cap - regardless of what commissioner Paul Tagliabue says. In a telephone news conference Thursday, Tagliabue said he doesn't believe the salary cap would cause teams to be cutthroat or cold. "In Phil Simms' case," Tagliabue said in answering a direct question about the former Giants quarterback, "the fact he ended up with ESPN rather than seeking to continue his career with another team suggests rather strongly he concluded it was time to retire and start a good second career in television.
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March 2, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Phil Simms is trading in his blazer for shoulder pads. Simms, the leading passer in Giants history, is leaving his one-year career as ESPN commentator today to join the Cleveland Browns - and to prove that the Giants sold him short when they released him last June. He confirmed that he is flying to Cleveland today to close a probable one- year deal. "I'm extremely excited. I really am," Simms said from his home in New Jersey late last night. "I have no second thoughts about doing this at all. " There were no details of the length or the size of the proposed contract.
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August 20, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE GOOD news is that Nick Foles is among the Top 100 ranked NFL offensive players by ESPN.COM. The not-so-good news is he is No. 99. And, right behind him at No. 100 is Eagles running back Darren Sproles. The website, which only released the rankings from 91 to 100 yesterday for both offense and defense, said it asked 90 experts with ties to ESPN to rate the players on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best. Players were ranked overall, not by position. Foles received a score of 6.52, which tied him with Lions running back Reggie Bush and Ravens receiver Steve Smith.
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November 22, 1990 | By Bill Ordine, Inquirer Staff Writer
When a pro football team's pass rush is put under the statisical microscope, the numbers usually taken into account are sacks and interceptions. Not to be found on any stat sheet, but just as telling, are the instances where the quarterback, bruised and battered, is sent hobbling to the sideline to watch from a safe distance. On that score, the Eagles are batting 1.000 in their last three games as they prepare for Sunday's home contest against the undefeated Giants. The last three starting quarterbacks to line up against Buddy Ryan's defense have been battered out of action.
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July 13, 1998 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The best quarterback on the sidelines at last week's inaugural Governor's Bowl between all-stars from New York and New Jersey never got to take a snap. That's because Chris Simms was not eligible to play. Only graduating seniors could participate. Next year should be a different story. Simms was taking in the game and soaking in the atmosphere Thursday at Rutgers Stadium, where New Jersey scored a 36-20 victory. In next year's Governor's Bowl, he should be right in the middle of the action.
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January 28, 1991 | Daily News Wire Services
Now, perhaps, people will believe Jeff Hostetler. For years, Hostetler has told observers he could play winning quarterback. He told Joe Paterno when Paterno wanted him to play linebacker at Penn State. Paterno wasn't sure, and Hostetler went to West Virginia. He told Bill Parcells when the Giants drafted him, and Parcells wasn't sure either. For three years, Hostetler didn't even suit up for the New York Giants. He was the backup to the backup, on the sideline in street clothes.
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September 12, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Raul Allegre's 52-yard field goal as time ran out gave the New York Giants a 27-24 victory over the Washington Redskins last night in a shootout between quarterbacks Phil Simms and Mark Rypien. Allegre's kick was his second field goal in the final 2 minutes, 40 seconds after Washington had erased a 21-10 fourth-quarter deficit with two touchdowns within 54 seconds. For the Giants, it was the sixth win in the last seven non-strike games with Washington. New York also beat the Redskins, 27-20, in last year's Monday night opener.
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January 29, 1991 | By Bill Ordine, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Parcells, the head coach of the New York Giants, deflected questions about his future yesterday amid speculation that he would leave the Super Bowl champions either to take the head coach and general manager's job in Tampa Bay or simply retire from coaching. Four years ago, after the Giants had won Super Bowl XXI, Parcells wanted to take a coach and general manager's post with Atlanta, but New York would not release him from his contract. "The last time we won one of these games, I was in the center of a little controversy right after the game," Parcells said.
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September 26, 1994 | by Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Writer
His touted passer, Drew Bledsoe, was held below 300 yards for the first time this season. He completed 21 of 33 passes, 17 fewer than he had attempted the week before, for 251 yards. Bill Parcells read off these statistics with obvious satisfaction, proof positive, he said, that his New England Patriots had progressed toward his ultimate goal. Huh? Let's explain. The Patriots (2-2) held the ball for almost 35 minutes in yesterday's 23-17 victory over the Detroit Lions (2-2)
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January 22, 1987 | By RICH HOFMANN, Daily News Sports Writer
The line between confidence and arrogance is a blurry one, to be sure. It is one that New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms constantly straddles. Through this week of interviews before Super Bowl XXI, Simms has been polite, funny, even charming. But make no mistake. His business this week is the defeat of the Denver Broncos. And there is nothing at all funny about Simms' business. "What worries me the most?" he said, repeating a question. "I hope my receivers get open. " Doubters tread carefully in his presence.
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August 20, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE GOOD news is that Nick Foles is among the Top 100 ranked NFL offensive players by ESPN.COM. The not-so-good news is he is No. 99. And, right behind him at No. 100 is Eagles running back Darren Sproles. The website, which only released the rankings from 91 to 100 yesterday for both offense and defense, said it asked 90 experts with ties to ESPN to rate the players on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best. Players were ranked overall, not by position. Foles received a score of 6.52, which tied him with Lions running back Reggie Bush and Ravens receiver Steve Smith.
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November 19, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
"I put the Eagles offense as one of my bottom five. Why did I do it? Not that they are one of the worst five units in the NFL. It's because, 'It's going to be one of the fastest units we've ever seen. What are you going to do to stop it? . . . It's going to be unbelievable.' How is that working out? Is it just the most unbelievable thing you've ever seen?" - Phil Simms, Oct. 24 When reading the above quote, the first thing that comes to mind, aside from the irrationality of the thinking, is how much it seems Simms wanted Chip Kelly to fail, or at least for him to get his newfangled college offense handed to him for a season or two. The old guard of the NFL doesn't like to see a newbie come into its league and have immediate success, and Simms said something without much support and something he likely will regret.
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September 15, 2006 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After his team's thrilling come-from-behind victory over visiting St. Joseph's Prep last Friday, Matt Simms emerged from the Don Bosco Prep training room with his left shoulder wrapped in ice. Simms, a senior quarterback, was battered repeatedly in the first half and injured on a sack by St. Joe's linebacker Mike Pereira. That hit caused him to briefly leave the game. Through three quarters, Simms had completed only 2 of 13 passes for 42 yards and was intercepted twice. In a highly anticipated matchup televised by ESPNU and played before an overflow crowd, it was hardly the type of performance expected from one of the top high school recruits in the country.
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September 9, 2006 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
St. Joseph's Prep's trip to North Jersey was an opportunity to firmly establish itself as one of the country's top scholastic football teams. In playing Don Bosco Prep last night, a prime-time matchup televised by ESPNU, the Hawks were going up against a fellow perennial power. Over the last four seasons, the Ironmen posted a 44-3 record and won the Non-Public Group 4 state championship in 2002 and 2003. They were runners-up the last two seasons. The Hawks, ranked No. 5 in the East in USA Today's preseason rankings, put up quite a fight but were nipped by the No. 6-ranked hosts, 31-28, in a thriller before an overflow crowd at Granatell Stadium.
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November 24, 2000 | by Mark Kram, Daily News Sports Writer
When Chris Simms arrived on the University of Texas campus, the last thing he wanted to do was give people the wrong impression. As the talented son of former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms, Chris has always been careful not to be a showoff, to just blend in as one of the guys. Well aware that the eyes of his teammates would be on him, Chris planned to just be himself: polite, hard-working and poised beyond his years. But you would have concluded that he was just another pampered young star with a big ego when he showed up on campus for his freshman year.
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December 15, 1998 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Penn State will learn tonight whether quarterback Chris Simms, one of the nation's top high school prospects, is in its future. Simms, who is said to have narrowed his choices to Joe Paterno's squad, Tennessee and Texas, will announce his decision from his New Jersey high school at 10:30. Simms, the son of a famous New York Giants quarterback, Phil Simms, owns every passing record at Ramapo High School. This season, he completed 106 of 185 passes for 2,239 yards and 18 touchdowns, and was intercepted three times.
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November 14, 1998 | By Jay Nagle, FOR THE INQUIRER
Coaches usually don't like to second-guess their own play calls, but on this occasion, Mike Miello is kicking himself. It is an impossibly busy football Friday at Ramapo (N.J.) High School, and Miello, who also serves as the school's athletic director, has given his secretary the day off. In the unwritten handbook of coaching no-nos, this is page one material. "See how smart I am?" Miello says with a grin. Outgoing mail, consisting mainly of recruiting tapes, is piled on the chair to the left of his desk.
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July 13, 1998 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The best quarterback on the sidelines at last week's inaugural Governor's Bowl between all-stars from New York and New Jersey never got to take a snap. That's because Chris Simms was not eligible to play. Only graduating seniors could participate. Next year should be a different story. Simms was taking in the game and soaking in the atmosphere Thursday at Rutgers Stadium, where New Jersey scored a 36-20 victory. In next year's Governor's Bowl, he should be right in the middle of the action.
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January 14, 1998 | By Bob Raissman, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS This article contains information from the Associated Press
Randy Cross is luckier than most of his NBC Sports colleagues. He's been through this before. There was more resignation than shock in the former 49ers lineman's voice yesterday. In 1993, Cross was hitting his stride as a CBS NFL analyst when the network lost the NFC package to Fox. At 9 p.m. on Monday, Cross found out that CBS had outbid NBC for the AFC package. Now Cross, who was doing well at NBC, soon will be looking for work. "I was talking to a friend in the business.
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January 10, 1997 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
In two seasons, Phil Simms has established himself as a first-class NFL analyst. Working on NBC's lead NFL broadcast team, Simms brings to the booth insight as an outstanding former quarterback and blends with the exceptional Dick Enberg and the entertaining Paul Maguire. On Sunday, the team will describe the Jacksonville-New England AFC Championship Game (Channel 10, 4 p.m.). During a conference-call discussion of the game this week, Simms was his typically candid self. Talking about Jacksonville and Carolina advancing to conference championships in only their second seasons, Simms said: "People do not talk about it, but a lot of this had to do with money.
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