For the first time in over a decade, there’ll be a new voice doing color commentary during ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcasts. Jason Witten, the longtime Cowboys tight end, will be in the booth for Monday games this season.
The news was first reported during the NFL Draft, but it was never official and left speculation that the Cowboys might be able to convince him to play again. But now it’s official. ESPN reported it Thursday morning.
The MNF job was previously handled by Jon Gruden, but the 54-year old returned to coaching when he was hired by the Oakland Raiders in January.
Witten should be a good fit to replace him. He’s long been a favorite of NFL media members for his candor and detailed commentary about the sport. He’s well-suited to talk directly to fans from the booth, and that he’s coming straight from the field to the booth will give his analysis a helpful currency. Tony Romo thrived on CBS last year, in large part because the NFL Romo played in was more similar to the current game, stylistically, than the league older color commentators played in. Witten should bring the same updated perspective.
I wish he would have played, but the coach decided not to play him, and we still had a chance to win, Brady said.
Brady, who lit up the Eagles’ defense for 505 passing yards and three touchdowns in a losing effort, said he wasn’t aware Butler had been benched until after the final whistle had blown. Butler played just one snap on special teams and zero on defense.
His five-game Brandon Pirri Jersey suspension over, Austin started at first base and was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
Outfielder Clint Frazier, still on the DL from a February concussion and now playing minor-league rehab games, was transferred from high A Tampa to Triple- Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.
Game Kids Jose Calderon Jersey The Yankees released third baseman/outfielder Cody Asche, who hit.169 with one homer in 16 Triple- games after being acquired from Kansas City for a player to be named or cash on April 4.
Like the Buccaneers, the Washington Redskins would be a playoff sleeper in the AFC but are mostly overlooked in the NFC. A change of quarterback from Kirk Cousins to Alex Smith should be treated as neutral, at least until we see how he fits in Jay Gruden’s offense.