ESPN Adds Three New Analysts For The Postseason

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!

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:15 PM


got every demographic covered too.
blacks, whites, and combo

Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2008, 1:56:00 PM  

I must agree on Marcellus Wiley. I enjoyed listening to him on Mike & Mike also. He's more intelligent than most of the broadcast guys, and has just as much experience as the former players.
What else would you expect from an Ivy Leaguer.

Travis said...
Jan 3, 2008, 1:57:00 PM  

the only reason they do it this way is because current players and coaches tend to be more FAMOUS than former players and coaches. that's the only reason Emmitt Smith is on. Marcellus Wiley isn't a name.

Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2008, 2:05:00 PM  

Someone call me when Floyd Reese says anything insightful, because it hasn't happened yet.

Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2008, 2:08:00 PM  

Where are all the former Cowboys?

ssreporters said...
Jan 3, 2008, 2:08:00 PM  

Shouldn't have had those two burritos at lunch, Herm.

Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2008, 2:32:00 PM  

Trent Green; "Hi, am I in Bristol?", "Aren't you Herm Edwards - weren't you my coach in that team with the red uniforms?"

JimBoHanna said...
Jan 3, 2008, 3:04:00 PM  

Well they have New York and Boston covered. Oh well, I guess they're counting Trent Green as a former Redskin.

Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2008, 3:20:00 PM  

Herm Edwards is a chicken fucker. That is all.

GMoney said...
Jan 3, 2008, 3:51:00 PM  

Where is Brian Billick? The WWL doesn't need another smug, arrognant, not-it-all ex-coach with a Super Bowl ring after Parcells left?

Jan 3, 2008, 5:00:00 PM  

Fuck Herm and his 10 point offense. hopefully Trent will sucker punch him while he's there!


yes, i'm a chiefs fan and yes I hate Herm.

Tom said...
Jan 3, 2008, 5:12:00 PM  

Herm will talk about the benefits of the "Prevent Awfense" he brought to KC, and how to effectively use a punter on every series.

Yes, I am a Chiefs fan too and Herm can go to hell

Anonymous said...
Jan 3, 2008, 5:30:00 PM  

Jimbohanna nailed it. Trent Green has been concussed for years and won't even know where he's at.

Sportsattitude said...
Jan 3, 2008, 8:37:00 PM  

Ah yes, the screengrab that started it all.

Jan 4, 2008, 3:54:00 PM  

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