NEW YORK (October 16, 2013) – Pro Football Hall of Famer Rod Woodson joined INSIDE THE NFL on SHOWTIME®. Woodson joins host James Brown and analysts, All-Pro greats Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth to break down this week’s hot topics from around the league.
Courtesy of NFL Films, this week’s episode features unique footage of Tom Brady as he was wired for sound in last Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints. See and hear his audio from final drive of the game.
And, Collinsworth gets up on his soapbox to talk about rule changes, Thursday Night football and changing the Washington Redskins’ name.
Now in its 36th season on television, INSIDE THE NFL will feature a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a guest analyst each week. New episodes premiere every Wednesday night on SHOWTIME through February 5, 2014.
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Following are excerpts from this week’s episode:
On the Washington Redskins name…
CRIS COLLINSWORTH: I believe in Daniel Snyder. I believe in his great passion for the Washington Redskins. I admire the fact that he wants to defend the legacy of this fantastic franchise that has won so many championships over the course of years. But I have to admit, as I was watching the game Sunday night and I was saying the word Redskins, in my brain it was coming out red skin. And there was something about that that just didn’t feel right. I have a feeling if it were the blackskins, the brownskins, the name would have already been changed. And, I think that despite the fact that they were trying to honor Native Americans. I really do believe that. You don’t name something after something derogatory. You wouldn’t name your child something derogatory. You wouldn’t name your team something derogatory. So at one time it was meant to honor the great history of Native Americans. And in this day and age, Redskins just doesn’t work. And I think Daniel Snyder, the good man that he is, will eventually see what is best for the Washington Redskins is for him to lead a name change. And I hope he does.
On Thursday night games…
COLLINSWORTH: Thursday night football – a bad concept. I can remember playing in the National Football League and going to practice on Thursday and still be limping from the game on Sunday. And now we’re asking these players, these great athletes, to play at less than 100% just a mere four days after they have already played a game in the National Football League. Does that seem right? Does that seem fair? It seems insane to me.
On Jim Irsay’s quote to USA TODAY regarding Peyton Manning…
SIMMS: Here is what he is really trying to do. He is trying to validate the reason why he let Peyton Manning go and they chose Andrew Luck. And I understand that because a lot of people, there have been a lot of articles, a lot of people on TV are saying you should have never let him go even though those injuries, you knew he’d come back… So, I think he was reacting to that.
On the New York Giants…
PHIL SIMMS: The Giants, they do not have one more run in them. I thought this could be one more run, maybe get to the Super Bowl, with their core people. That’s not going to happen.
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