Football can be a hard game to follow because of all the tricky rules, but thank goodness we have announcers like Phil Simms who know so much and can enlighten us, the ignorant viewers, on many of the difficult concepts.
Like forward passes.
Phil Simms was kind enough to clear that up for us today during the Steelers-Broncos Wild Card game:
"Remember, for it to be a forward pass, it's gotta go FORWARD!"
Quick, someone let Ron Winter in on this little football secret, because that Ben Roethlisberger pass was not one of these so-called forward passes and should have been ruled a fumble.
Simms might not be the best color analyst (like, when he said there's no denying that Ben Roethlisberger has the mobility of John Elway, or when he said last week that Eric Decker is the best), but he sure does know the rules of the game. For that, we thank you, Phil Simms.