Tonight’s episode of NFL MONDAY QB on CBS Sports Network (6:30 PM, ET) features a recap of the NFL’s Wildcard Weekend. Host Adam Schein and NFL ON CBS quarterbacks Phil Simms, Rich Gannon, Steve Beuerlein and Dan Fouts also discuss the various coaching vacancies. NFL MONDAY QB re-airs on CBS Sports Network tonight at 1:00 AM, ET and tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 9:00 AM, ET.
NFL MONDAY QB brings together an elite roster of quarterbacks providing their unique and compelling opinions, and break-down of the week’s games focusing on how quarterback play impacted the games, key plays, clutch drives, crucial decisions, star performances, winning and losing efforts and much more.
CBS Sports Network Coordinating Producer Drew Kaliski produces. Steve Karasik and Tyler Hale serve as Executive Producers of NFL MONDAY QB.
Following are excerpts from the show.
(ON NEW KANSAS CITY CHIEFS’ COACH ANDY REID):
Beuerlein: He took that Kansas City job because he felt it was the best opportunity for him. He came out and said this morning that finding the next Len Dawson is going to be his first priority. Now we all know the quarterback situation there is a mess. There are a lot of other problems internally in that organization as well. But Andy Reid won over 10 games eight times in his 14 years in Philadelphia. He’ll find a way to get that program winning again pretty quickly.
Simms: There are other jobs I would have taken over the Kansas City Chiefs – good luck finding that quarterback. But I’ll say this, second time around, you learn from your mistakes. We’ve seen second-time-around coaches have great success.
(ON REX RYAN):
Gannon: Once he gets back from vacation, I think Rex Ryan is the right guy (for the Jets). But he has to get his house in order and I really think it starts with making some changes to the offensive staff. I’d be very surprised if Tony Sparano sticks around. I’d be very surprised if Matt Cavanaugh, the quarterback coach, sticks around. They have to get that situation addressed. And I think we could see a change at quarterback as well.
(ON NEW BUFFALO BILLS’ COACH DOUG MARRONE):
Simms: He has coached under Sean Payton and Bill Parcells. He’s been in the NFL. They say he’s ready for the job. I know 25-25 (at Syracuse) does not sound like a great record, but that program was completely in the gutter when he went up there. He did a wonderful job.
Gannon: That was a mess when you took the job at Syracuse. They had won 10 games the previous four years with Greg Robinson. He was a miracle-worker up in Syracuse. He won there and I think he’ll put together a good staff in Buffalo. I think he can win there with the talent that they have.
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