"If I was going against my old coach, it would be exciting," the two-time Super Bowl Champion said. "I couldn't wait to beat him. There's a certain sense of pride. It's almost like playing your brother in sports, how much you want to beat him. It's going to be fun to watch."
The former New York Giants quarterback will be watching the game from the 49ers broadcast booth, calling the game with Jim Nantz for CBS. The Harbaugh-Luck matchup is one that Simms has been looking forward to, but he doesn't think that will change the way the 49ers head coach approaches the game.
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"I think Jim has a rivalry with whoever they're playing," Simms said. "I love that about him. That's the way he played and that's the way he coaches. It translates well on the field."
With just 60 rushing yards through the first two weeks of the season,
"If it was an eye test, they would score 100," Simms said about the 49ers offensive line. "They look the part, they can play the part. Running the football in the NFL, it's really hard to do. You have to stay with it. It used to be you run, you have some ugly plays and you wait for the good ones to come. You have to hang in there because the dividends will pay off."
Simms called Super Bowl XLVII between the 49ers and Baltimore Ravens and knows it is always a tougher task to make it back to the championship game.
"The hardest thing for them is they'll have to throw up an outstanding regular season because of the Seattle Seahawks," Simms said. "There's no secret how good they are. They're going to be battling all year long. The talent's here, they have great continuity, their quarterback is super talented and they can do whatever they want."