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Rich Gannon is a pretty good TV analyst

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  1. maverick4

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    Rich Gannon is informative, knows when to step in and say something, and he usually says something relatively interesting or educational during the game. This guy is way better than most QB-turned-announcers, with the possible exception of Phil Simms. All the other former QB's are pretty bad color analysts (like Troy 'robot' Aikman)
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    I agree, I Really enjoy his little remarks, its refreshing
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    Yeah, and he points out more than just the vanilla stuff. He talked a bit about coverages, which was good to see.
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    His partner and play by play man Kevin Harlan is very under rated and calls a great game as well.
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    I liked Gannon, too. And not for the first time. He does a good job.
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    Who was it on the very first replay of VW knocking Losman on the knee
    who said quietly, "That seemed intentional" ?
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    Wow. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. To me, listening to Gannon was torturous. He was so busy filling the air with long-winded emptiness, that he barely paid attention to the game. For example, how was it that neither announcer said anything about the Pats going for it on 4th and 6 until after it happened?

    I also didn't appreciate his apparent editorial stance (e.g., it bothered me when Gannon said that Wilfork intentionally hit Losman's knee).
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    He really picked up on the Pats strategy going inside with the run after Pos broke his arm. It may have been obvious but some of these guys (Not Gannon) are clueless. I liked the broadcast for once. ANYTHING but the ESPN crew.
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    It looked like Wilf DID slash out with the elbow. A reasonable opinion, not at direct odds with the video.
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    When he compared the play to Von Oelhoffen hitting Carson Palmer, he strained the bounds of "reasonable". In my opinion.

    He also miscalled the hit on Scobell later in the game, saying the Pat had hit him on the knee. Too bad the hit was to Scobell's left hip and Scobell was favoring his right knee.
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    I thought they both did a good job except they talked too much!
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    It's his opinion, and he's a color analyst. I'd rather have a guy who usually has interesting things to say to speak his mind, than all the other clones out there who say pretty much nothing all game.
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    I used to like the old Sunday Night ESPN crew, but the new Monday night one blows.

    As for Gannon I didn't mind him, what really pissed me off about this game, at least early was the crappy camera work.
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    Harlan and Gannon should be the number one announce team, they were great. They were certainly multiple cuts above the hideous Randy Cross and the other cadre of retards they usually have announcing.
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    The replays or lack of replays was awful. Does anyone know why the Bills were flagged for a personal foul? We could have had better views of the Wilfork on Losman play.
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    Huh, I think Troy Aikman is awesome. I love listening to his comments....he's one of the few who doesn't make me want to hit the mute button.
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    I used to like Dick Engberg and Dan Dierdorf before they split them up.

    I loved Jim Nantz in the studio, but I hated him in the booth.
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    Nobody beats Nantz and Simms, I have not heard Gannon that much , I was at the game yesterday...

    Dick Endberg was great, in 1978 to 1996 , after that he lost it...

    Greg Gumbal is good also..
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    Thought Gannon did a pretty good job but there was one issue that made me chuckle. On the Bills first quarter TD drive, Gannon was remarking how the play calling was using all the Bills playbook despite having a rookie QB. In the second quarter, Gannon made a point that the Bills were limiting the play calling to protect the rookie QB Edwards.
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    The only reason he brought this up was to try to make the Pats look bad, taking advantage of an injury, for those of the audience that are too dumb to realize it's part of the game (like stealing signals is).

    His editorial bias is absurd.

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