NFL ON CBS’s Simms and Gannon Weigh in on Weekend games

cbs_nflTHE NFL ON CBS: WEEK 5 (SUNDAY, OCT. 6)

AUDIBLES WITH LEAD GAME ANALYST PHIL SIMMS AND RICH GANNON

The CBS Television Network continues its 54th year broadcasting the NFL with coverage of THE NFL ON CBS on Sunday, Oct. 6 (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), and THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW on CBS Sports Network (9:00 AM-1:00 PM, ET) live from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.

THE NFL ON CBS lead announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms call the action from the Denver Broncos-Dallas Cowboys game live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  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.  David Berson is President, CBS Sports.  Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

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PHIL SIMMS

(On Tony Romo): Tony Romo is an outstanding NFL quarterback without a question. I know he must be playing extremely well because I don’t hear anybody on TV griping about how Tony Romo can’t win for the Dallas Cowboys. He’s throwing the ball as well as I’ve ever seen him throw it and getting the ball down the field.  And this is not a little rinky-dink offense he runs.  He has to make a lot of, what I call, ‘man throws.’ If they’re going to get this done they need him to be great all year long.  He will have to be spectacular this weekend to give the Cowboys a chance to win.

(On Keys for Denver): When you talk about the Broncos you don’t even know where to go. If you stop their offense they still might score 30 points against you.  So when you play them, instead of worrying about how are we going to stop Peyton Manning, just worry about yourself and find ways to score points and make sure you get your point total up there so you can off-set his day.  The skill people he is working with are very good at every position.  And the offensive line is very solid.  The scheme Peyton is running might be the best in the NFL.  When you are playing Denver, don’t worry so much about how you are going to get to Peyton, just worry about how you are going to score enough points to win.

RICH GANNON

(On Miami): Right now Miami has a difficult time protecting the quarterback.  They’ve given up 18 sacks through the first four games. Obviously they will face a Baltimore defense that features two of the better edge rushers in the game with Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs.  That is going to be a big concern for them. They also have to do a better job of taking care of the football, as well as taking it away.  Miami is the only team in football right now that has a winning record with a minus in the plus-minus turnover differential. They have been very fortunate that way.

(On Baltimore): The key for Baltimore is to get back to who they are from a philosophical perspective. They are a team that ran the ball twice last week in the second half of a game in which they only trailed by a touchdown. They threw it 50 times and only ran it nine.  Joe Flacco threw the ball too much last week. He had a career-high five interceptions.  Now that they have Ray Rice healthy once again, they need to get back some balance offensively and really start featuring Rice.  He has to be the key to this game against Miami.

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Following are THE NFL ON CBS assignments for Week 5, Week 6 and Week 7 (subject to change).

 

WEEK 5 – Oct. 6 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER

 

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·New England @ Cincinnati  Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf               Mark Wolff/Suzanne Smith

·Baltimore @ Miami              Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                 Jim Rikhoff/Jim Cornell

·Jacksonville @ St. Louis      Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker                 Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

·Kansas City @ Tennessee     Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots         Ken Mack/Mark Grant

 

4:25 PM, ET starts:

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

 

 

WEEK 6 – Oct. 13

 

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Cincinnati @ Buffalo                        Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots/       Ken Mack/Mark Grant

                  Boomer Esiason                       

·Oakland @ Kansas City        Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                 Jim Rikhoff/Andy Goldberg

·Pittsburgh @ N.Y. Jets         Jim Nantz/Phil Simms/                      Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

                  Bill Cowher

 

4:00 PM, ET starts:

·Tennessee @ Seattle             Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf               Mark Wolff/Suzanne Smith

·Jacksonville @ Denver         Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts/                          Bob Mansbach/Jim Cornell

                  Shannon Sharpe

 

 

WEEK 7 – Oct. 20 – CBS DOUBLEHEADER

 

GAME                                    PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST            PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Cincinnati @ Detroit            Marv Albert/Rich Gannon                 Jim Rikhoff/Andy Goldberg

·San Diego @ Jacksonville    Spero Dedes/Steve Beuerlein             Ryan Galvin/Ed Coleman

·Buffalo @ Miami                  Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker                 Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

·New England @ N.Y. Jets    Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf               Mark Wolff/Suzanne Smith

 

4:25 PM, ET starts:

·Baltimore @ Pittsburgh        Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts                           Bob Mansbach/Jim Cornell

·Cleveland @ Green Bay       Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots         Ken Mack/Mark Grant

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

 

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“THE NFL TODAY” FEATURES DISCUSSION ON PEYTON MANNNING AND TOM BRADY;

AS WELL AS JIM ROME LIVE FOR WEEK 5 OF “THE NFL TODAY” ON SUNDAY, OCT. 6

“THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW” ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK CONTINUES WITH TALK ABOUT WEEK 5 ISSUES

THE NFL ON CBS, broadcasting its 54th year of the NFL, continues its 2013 NFL season on Sunday, Oct. 6 (1:00-7:00 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY (12:00 Noon-1:00 PM, ET) and THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW on CBS Sports Network (9:00 AM-1:00 PM, ET) live from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.

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

This week THE NFL TODAY features a discussion between Esiason, Marino, Phil Simms and Dan Dierdorf on who has been more impressive so far this season – Peyton Manning or Tom Brady; as well as a live appearance via satellite by Jim Rome as he provides his rant at the “quarter pole” of the NFL season.  Drew Kaliski is producer and Bob Matina is director of THE NFL TODAY.

THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS) continues its unique fan-focused take on all the week’s NFL and college action, headlines and hot-button issues, giving viewers all the latest information as it happens.  “TOPS” is hosted by Adam Schein along with 11-year NFL veteran Bart Scott, long-time Oakland Raiders executive Amy Trask, CBS Sports Radio’s Brandon Tierney, CBSSports.com fantasy analyst Nathan Zegura and LEAD OFF’s Allie LaForce reporting.  Shawn Robbins and Andrew Finger produce and Jay Kincaid directs THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW.

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

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