Simms: Pats will be judged by playoff performance

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Simms: Pats will be judged by playoff performance

As good as the Patriots have been in the first two games of the season, Phil Simms says people won't begin judging them for at least four months.

"Sports has come down to 'What do you do during the playoffs? How do you play?'," the CBS analyst said Monday during an appearance on 'The Dan Patrick Show' "That's how you're judged almost entirely now."

When asked by Patrick if that's fair, Simms responded: "I'm not one of those guys. It's not like, 'Well, how many Super Bowl rings you've got?' and all that stuff. 'How many championships?' Pro football's a complicated game."

Regardless, he realizes it's now the standard . . . like it or not.

"Make no mistake about it, no matter what they do during the season . . . when it's over and the playoffs start, the whole conversation is going to change about the Patriots and Tom Brady. 'Well, they haven't done it the last three or four playoff games; what are they going to do this time?' And, you know, that's where it's going."

Watch a clip of the interview here.

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