Former Giants QB / current CBS broadcaster Phil Simms doesn’t taken kindly to criticism of his offspring — just ask Steve Young.  But for a change it wasn’t Chris Simms that was being called a horrific waste of space, but rather, Tennessee signal-caller Matt, who doesn’t strike former Super Bowl MVP Desmond Howard as a likely candidate for the same award someday. From Sunday’s NY Post and Steve Serby ;

In chronological order, here are Howard’s tweets from Saturday

* At NFL-Xperience and Phil Simms just threatened 2 hit me b/c I said his son was 1 of the worse QBs in the SEC. I told him ‘LET’S GO!’
* I am DEAD serious about the Phil Simms thing. We all thought he was joking, but he kept going and said he wanted 2 take a swing at me!!
* During the season we talked about the Tenn v LSU game and I said “u will see 3 of the worse QBs in the SEC” That’s what Phil did not like.
* It ended w/police stepping in between so I could continue my appearance w/fans.

Simms, in a statement released through CBS, said there was no chance of their argument turning physical.

“Desmond and I were having a private conversation that became heated,” said Simms, who will be a spectator today when Fox broadcasts the game. “But at no time was there ever a chance of any physical confrontation or that I felt the police officer assigned to me by the event planners for my appearance needed to separate the two of us.”