CBS’s Simms on Cam Newton: “…I don’t have questions about the quarterback”

 THE NFL ON CBS: WEEK 10 (SUNDAY, NOV. 11)

AUDIBLES WITH “NFL ON CBS” LEAD ANALYST PHIL SIMMS

            The CBS Television Network, home of Super Bowl XLVII, continues its 53rd year broadcasting the NFL with coverage of THE NFL ON CBS on Sunday, Nov. 11 (1:00-7:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY, the Network’s one-hour studio show (12:00 NOON-1:00 PM, ET), live from THE NFL TODAY studio in New York City.

THE NFL ON CBS lead announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms call the action live from the Denver Broncos-Carolina Panthers game from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.  Lance Barrow is the coordinating producer and lead game producer and Mike Arnold is the lead game director.

Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports, and serves as Executive Producer of CBS Sports’ coverage of THE NFL ON CBS.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

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PHIL SIMMS

(On Carolina QB Cam Newton): The quarterback can only do so much.  When I look at the Carolina Panthers I don’t have questions about the quarterback. I have questions about a lot of other parts of the football team, but not about the quarterback.

(On Carolina’s Defense): There is no doubt when you watch them, they’re getting better. They played much better the last four games.  When you watch them play on TV, they are hustling and playing fast. If you don’t do those two things you have no chance of being a good defense. At least they have that going right now. They have a few players that are really starting to play well.  Pass rushers always can make a defense look a lot better and it looks like the Carolina pass rushers have gotten better in the past few weeks.

(On Peyton Manning running his team’s offense): He’s been in control of offenses for so long.  Between him doing it and listening to the coaches that he’s always played for, he knows the style of offense that is going to work in the NFL. He has a group of plays that he knows are going to work in the NFL. He knows them better than anybody.  You can see the Denver Broncos running those plays. Every week the Denver Broncos have plays that they know are going to work in their game that they can put in because they run them every single week. That is a great head start on most NFL teams who are always looking for a way to score points.  The Broncos already have it built in.  It’s just about them going out there and executing.

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Following are THE NFL ON CBS assignments for Week 10, Week 11 and Week 12 (subject to change).

WEEK 10 – Nov. 11

 

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Denver @ Carolina               Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                       Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·San Diego @ Tampa Bay      Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots         Ken Mack/Mark Grant

·Tennessee @ Miami             Spero Dedes/Steve Tasker                 Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

·Buffalo @ New England       Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                           Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

·Oakland @ Baltimore           Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf               Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

4:00 PM, ET starts:

·N.Y. Jets @ Seattle               Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                 Ross Schneiderman/Andy Goldberg

 

 

WEEK 11 – Nov. 18 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER

 

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Cleveland @ Dallas              Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf               Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

·N.Y. Jets @ St. Louis            Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                           Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

·Jacksonville @ Houston       Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker                 Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

·Cincinnati @ Kansas City    Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                 Ross Schneiderman/Andy Goldberg

4:25 PM, ET starts:

·San Diego @ Denver            Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                       Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·Indianapolis @ N. England   Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots         Jim Rikhoff/Mark Grant

WEEK 12 – Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day) & Nov. 24

 

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

12:30 PM, ET start:

·Houston @ Detroit                Jim Nantz/Phil Simms                       Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

 

WEEK 12 – Nov. 25

 

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Oakland @ Cincinnati          Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker                 Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

·Pittsburgh @ Cleveland        Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots         Jim Rikhoff/Mark Grant

·Buffalo @ Indianapolis         Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                 Ross Schneiderman/Andy Goldberg

·Tennessee @ Jacksonville    Spero Dedes/Steve Beuerlein             Ken Mack/Jim Cornell

·Denver @ Kansas City          Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf               Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

4:00 PM, ET starts:

·Baltimore @ San Diego        Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                           Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

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“THE NFL TODAY’s” BILL COWHER TALKS X’s & O’s WITH TAMPA BAY HEAD COACH GREG SCHIANO, AND

W’s & L’s WITH DOUG MARTIN, JOSH FREEMAN AND VINCENT JACKSON FOR WEEK 10 ON SUNDAY, NOV. 11

JIM ROME OPINES ON FIRST HALF OF 2012 NFL SEASON

THE NFL ON CBS, home of Super Bowl XLVII and broadcasting its 53rd year of the NFL, continues its 2012 NFL season on Sunday, Nov. 11 (1:00-7:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET).

THE NFL TODAY’s Bill Cowher previews the San Diego Chargers-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game by sitting down with Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano, running back Doug Martin, quarterback Josh Freeman and wide receiver Vincent Jackson to talk about their head coach’s controversial transition from college to the NFL, their 3-1 record in their last four games to reach .500 after a 1-3 start, and whether the Bucs can make a run to the playoffs.  Deb Gelman is the producer.

In addition, Jim Rome gives his unique perspective on the first half of the 2012 NFL season.

James Brown hosts THE NFL TODAY along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Cowher, NFL TODAY Insider Jason La Canfora, as well as Lesley Visser reporting.

Eric Mann is senior producer and Bob Matina is director of THE NFL TODAY.

Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports and serves as the Executive Producer for THE NFL ON CBS.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

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