There are a few topics that Bill Belichick will speak at length about — mostly, it’s punters.
But add in discussing Phil Simms and Tony Romo.
On Friday, he was asked if he misses Simms on CBS broadcasts and what Romo has been like in meetings leading up to games.
Here’s part of his take on Simms, via ESPN:
Honestly, I didn’t hear a lot of games he did for us, but when I heard other games he did, I always thought he gave a lot of great insight into the game — not just from the quarterback’s perspective, but from the team standpoint. So, yeah, I do miss seeing him multiple times during the season when he would have our games.
As for Romo? He’s impressed:
“Tony, I’d say, is similar: A very inquisitive guy with a good history of the game. He asks a lot of questions about when I was with the Giants, or the 70s, or the 80s, or Tom Landry, and so forth. He’s pretty knowledgeable for a player that wasn’t in that era. He knows a lot about it and has obviously read and studied it.
“He sees a lot of things — a lot of fine points of defensive scheme or a play that I’d say a lot of guys I talk to don’t, and he asks about those: ‘What was this guy reading on this? Why did this guy do that? Was this guy’s job on this play to do something that is kind of subtle?’ He picks up on those things and I’d say asks a lot of very detailed coaching, technical-type questions that you don’t get in a lot of those meetings. He’s good. I’ve enjoyed working with him.”