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Sport Simms says he was not blindsided by CBS hiring Romo

18:37  03 may  2017
18:37  03 may  2017 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Phil Simms may not have been pleased when he learned that CBS was hiring Tony Romo to replace him on the network's top NFL broadcasting team, but the talk that. Not long after Romo joined the CBS team, Simms ’ son Chris said on his podcast that his father had no idea Romo was replacing him .

Phil Simms says reports he was blindsided by the news he was being replaced by Tony Romo is completely false and it's awkward since it was his own son who reported that in the first place. Here's the deal right after CBS made the move to swap out Simms for the Cowboys QB, Phil's son, Chris

Phil Simms has weighed in on how Tony Romo replaced him on CBS' top NFL broadcasting team. © Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for On Location Experiences Phil Simms has weighed in on how Tony Romo replaced him on CBS' top NFL broadcasting team.

Phil Simms may not have been pleased when he learned that CBS was hiring Tony Romo to replace him on the network’s top NFL broadcasting team, but the talk that he was “blindsided” by the move has apparently been a bit of an exaggeration.

Not long after Romo joined the CBS team, Simms’ son Chris said on his podcast that his father had no idea Romo was replacing him. In a brief interview with TMZ this week, Phil Simms said Chris was misinformed.

“I’m not gonna rehash the story. It’s all good,” Simms said. “I knew and I didn’t tell him, so that was probably my fault.”

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CBS said it was discussing Phil Simms ’s future role with CBS Sports. CBS announced the hiring on Tuesday and said that Romo would join the play-by-play man Jim Nantz and the sideline reporter Tracy But playoff failures are not the reason the Cowboys cut him . They had plenty of other reasons.

Simms will continue his relationship with CBS that began in 1998. He worked six Super Bowls for CBS and two with NBC. Romo has no broadcast experience. Breaking his public silence for the first time since he was exiled from the booth, Simms said he was not blindsided by CBS ' decision to go in

CBS recently announced that Simms will move to a studio role on “The NFL Today” show. If Simms considers that a demotion, he is not saying so publicly.

“I’ve very happy with it, yes,” he told TMZ. “I get to sit next to Boomer Esiason, that’s a great thing right?

It’s tough to tell if Simms is being truthful about whether or not CBS kept him in the loop. Now that he is staying with the network, he doesn’t want to make his employer look bad. Chris Simms also hinted that he believed Jim Nantz played a role in having his father being forced out of the booth, but Simms recently downplayed that theory as well.

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