One play in the NFL has disrupted many fanbases over the last two seasons. The “tush-push”, essentially a glorified quarterback sneak, has been successfully run by the Philadelphia Eagles at a near-perfect rate. The Eagles have practically trademarked the play, with Eagles fans now calling it the “Brotherly Shove”.
Using the “tush-push” within two yards of a first down or a touchdown, the Eagles have found the perfect play for short yardage. Jalen Hurts already has three rushing touchdowns this season with the play, as it’s practically impossible to stop at the goal line. While fans in Philadelphia love this play, others around the league absolutely hate it. Even some analysts have jumped on the train of hating the play and have made it publicly known.
NFL Analyst Chris Simms Offers Horrid Suggestion on How to Stop the Play
Former NFL quarterback turned analyst Chris Simms is a known doubter of Jalen Hurts. He infamously didn’t list Jalen Hurts in the top 40 quarterbacks the year he led the Eagles to the playoffs for the first time. While that was flat-out dumb, Simms’ new incident is flat-out disgusting. His suggestion to stop the play is to “kill the quarterback.”
Chris Simms on the Eagles’ brotherly shove play: “Try to kill the QB. That’s what I’d do…Well, I don’t mean kill, but make him pay, make him think twice about it.” 😳 pic.twitter.com/rLvxpQzrNb
— SPORTSRADIO 94WIP (@SportsRadioWIP) September 27, 2023
“If I was a defensive coach, I’d be going ‘Go headhunting on the QB here. Go crazy. Try to kill the QB. That’s what I’d do. I don’t mean it like that. Well, I don’t mean kill, but make him pay, make him think twice about it.”
It’s just absurd that a simple play can cause this level of unprofessionalism and hate for one player. It’s unbelievable that Simms still has a job in this industry after his countless number of incidents. He is still yet to make an apology for his comments, and it doesn’t appear he will.
Wishing death, or even an injury, on anyone as a former NFL player is truly sickening. James Seltzer of 94 WIP Radio in Philadelphia said it best.
“Different world we live in. Concussions and head injuries are a thing. You can’t say that! You were a QB in the NFL; no, seriously, it’s a fraternity… When you are known as a Hurts hater, and you are saying that. This is outrageous. Not OK.”
Unfortunately, Simms will likely always have a platform. It sucks that huge analysts can make these remarks yet still make unbelievable amounts of money to do what they do. Absolutely disgusting behavior.