Thursday, January 03, 2008
The "Leader" does this every single year and I bash them every single year, but the network has added some fresh meat to their NFL Live and Countdown shows. They will bring on a Head Coach, A Quarterback, and a Defensive Player for at least this week and maybe longer. Via ESPN.....
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards, Miami Dolphins veteran quarterback Trent Green and New England Patriots defensive lineman Richard Seymour are all scheduled to travel to ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studios for guest analyst appearances this week. Edwards will appear on NFL Live Friday at 4 p.m. and the Saturday morning SportsCenter, while Seymour, one of the top defenders from the undefeated and top-seeded Patriots, will be in-studio for Sunday NFL Countdown. Green will appear on a variety of ESPN television and radio programs Tuesday and Wednesday (January 8-9).You talk to analyze the game! Obviously Seymour would leave after this week, but I'm positive Trent Green was made for TV once he finishes his career. While Herm Edwards will be a great soundbyte, here's the problem I have with them doing this every year. They have analysts already on the payroll who are much better than people who haven't been exposed to this type of television before. One of the most underrated people ESPN has is Marcellus Wiley. He's on First Take almost everyday and provides some pretty good insight on the NFL and is an ex-player.
I just never understood the hiring of players/coaches still currently in the league they're not going to say anything bad about anyone and probably wouldn't devulge anything they've learned about teams throughout the year. Oh and as an added bonus we get two Countdowns this weekend!