Tonight’s episode of NFL MONDAY QB on CBS Sports Network (6:30 PM, ET) featured a recap of the NFL Divisional Playoffs, including discussion of the play of quarterbacks Joe Flacco, Tom Brady, Colin Kaepernick and Matt Ryan. Host Adam Schein was joined on the show by NFL ON CBS quarterbacks Phil Simms, Rich Gannon, Steve Beuerlein and Dan Fouts. NFL MONDAY QB re-airs on CBS Sports Network tonight at 1:00 AM, ET and tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 5:00 PM, ET.
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 PATRIOTS QUARTERBACK TOM BRADY):
Fouts: Tom Brady has to be protected to be effective. He’s protected better than anybody, not only by his offensive line, but sometimes, by those guys in the striped shirts.
Beuerlein: If you’re the Baltimore Ravens, you have to get Tom Brady’s uniform dirty. If you don’t get him on the ground, if you don’t get him beat up and thinking about the pass rush, moving around the pocket and get him off his spot, you do not have a chance. If he has a clean uniform at the end of the game, that is not a good sign for (the Ravens).
(ON 49ERS QUARTERBACK COLIN KAEPERNICK):
Simms: He may be the most dynamic quarterback in the NFL. His arm is not good, it’s special. If you watch the San Francisco 49ers ever since he became quarterback, you see these throws every single week. It’s not only the power. It’s the accuracy. That’s what has really startled me. He can throw it hard on a line, but his touch passes down the field have been spectacular… Forget the running, that arm alone is enough to make you a franchise quarterback.
Gannon: How about the decision Jim Harbaugh made several weeks ago when he decided to replace Alex Smith for Colin Kaepernick? I just think that the guy has really played well. He has elevated his game. He’s added the big-play threat to this offense, something they didn’t have so much in the passing game with Alex Smith.
Throughout the season, fans can log onto CBSSports.com/NFLonCBS to vote for what quarterback they believe had the best all-time Super Bowl performance. The winner will be announced during the season’s final episode of NFL MONDAY QB, airing on Monday, Jan. 28 (6:30 PM, ET) from Jackson Square in New Orleans.
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