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Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by maust1013, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. maust1013

    maust1013 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Gotta say I had my doubts but so far Rodney is killing it. Listening to him it's hard to believe he's never done a game before. As a first timer making his debut on the national stage in primetime he sure is giving Witten plenty to take notes on.
     
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    Rodney is a winner. I miss him patrolling the secondary.
     
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  3. maust1013

    maust1013 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Could you imagine he or Lott playing today? They'd get ejected on their first series with these (ahem) 'rules'
     
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    These guys are better than the MNF crew. How sad is that
     
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    maust1013 In the Starting Line-Up

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    By a country mile
     
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    No question.
     
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    Ras-IR Dowling In the Starting Line-Up

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    I’d be more impressed if they could field a crew who’s worse than the one on MNF
     
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    TheBeers Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Just commented in the game thread about this. I agree. I’ve always liked Tirico as a play by play guy and Rodney/Dungy are adding just enough while also not having really annoying voices.
     
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    Once Al Michaels retires, they should go with a Tirico/Rodney booth.
     
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    TheBeers Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Don Criqui, Randy Cross, Dan diedorf?
     
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    Apologies if this should have been part of that thread. I just thought with Rodney being one of our own his debut merited it's own discussion.
     
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    FIFY
     
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    I certainly don't miss him making stupid brain dead comments about the team. Such an idiot.
     
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    I'll see your Criqui, Cross & Dierdorf and raise you Criqui & Bob Trumpy. As fair warning, you can't buy this pot 'cause I've still got the tandems of Gumbel & Dierdorf as well as (shudder) Chris Myers and Tim Ryan in reserve
     
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    A few months back I read somewhere an article about the reason Tony Romo was such a good analyst in his first year, despite the lack of prior broadcasting experience.

    The author hypothesized that Romo had so recently been in game preparation as a player (watching film, game plan meetings with coaches, preparing for the next opponent) that he was able to draw on that experience as a commentator.

    Other ex-jocks had been away for the game longer so that experience had either faded, or their experiences were less relevant. For example, Romo still had relevant game planning vs the Giants, Wash, Philly to draw on if those teams were playing a game he was announcing. A guy like Dan Fouts had no such similar recent experience.



    Rodney Harrison blows that theory up. He has not played an NFL game in a decade, but he is a thousand times better than Jason Witten - despite Witten's being groomed and trained for the position in multiple telecasts while still playing in the NFL.


    I thought Matt Light's personality would make him great as an NFL (non-game broadcast), but he decided quickly that tv was not for him. Heath Evans was good as a studio analyst, but that harassment suit ended his career. Rodney Harrison on the other hand is a natural, whether it is in studio or in the booth.

    I hope all NFL broadcast networks will take note of tonight's telecast. Announcers like Fouts (any many others, whether in studio or in booth) need to be put out to pasture. Capable announcers like Rodney should be given the opportunity they deserve.
     
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    Hes boring but doesn't comment on every play.
     
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    What about Bruschi? Think he does a good job as well.
     
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    Beasley Reese
     
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    We could have had his 2nd coming if we had gotten Matheiu. Going to be sad about that for forever, what a leader on Defense.
     
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    Why would Bruschi want to leave the climate controlled, risk free environment provided by ESPN?? Bruschi seems quite content in his current sitz, it provides him a very well paying gig and he gets to sleep in his own bed every night...

    Every once in a while this comes up along with him being a position coach or coordinator, why would any man want to work 70+ hours per week if he can do what he loves in half the time... I suspect he gets well paid by ESPN.
     
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