Originally Posted by RiverRat13
It is nice to finally be able to watch the Thursday night games and I look forward to never having to watch Chris Berman ruin the Draft again, but thus far the other NFL Network programming has been somewhat disappointing. I was expecting something more along the lines of the MLB Network (more substance, less cliche-laden talk from ex-players), but thus far that hasn't been the case. The Sunday pregame show may be worse than ESPN's, which went from the gold standard to unwatchable. I want more Mayock and Lombardi and a whole lot less of Sapp and Warner.
The ESPN football coverage has its holes too. I'm fine with Mort and Clayton but very little of substance comes from ex coaches Mangini and Edwards. First of all they weren't good coaches to begin with. Edwards just likes hyperbole and thinks energy equals results whereas Mangini just has nothing to contribute. Case in point this week: They ask Mangini "if Dez Bryant hasn't gotten it at this point in his career will he ever?'
Mangini's answer: "It depends on if he works at it..."
Adam Schefter is supposed to be an insider who gives us accurate info yet for a full week he was telling us that once the Refs agreed to a new contract, logistically it'd take at least a week to get them back on the field. It took less than 24 hrs to get them back on the field.