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Olsen very good in the booth


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31 minutes ago, KSpan said:

Hernandez was versatile and Bill loves his versatile players, but Gronk handily outproduced him by tens of hundreds of yards/16 Tds their final 2 years together (they were about the same their rookie year) even with them playing about the same number of games. Hernandez was the cheaper of the 2 but still pretty good so yeah, lock him up (no pun intended) in case something happened with Gronk.

hernandez was busy murdering people and still did that, including people that were likely enemies of Tom Brady/Belichick (like you said, "versatile")

if you extrapolate out his stats if he weren't murdering people, he far exceeds Gronk's production.

Gronk played the same role for the patriots that The Golden Calf of Bristol played for the Gators: distract the press and naive fans while the grease men murdered people behind the scenes. 

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1 minute ago, electro's horse said:

hernandez was busy murdering people and still did that, including people that were likely enemies of Tom Brady/Belichick (like you said, "versatile")

if you extrapolate out his stats if he weren't murdering people, he far exceeds Gronk's production.

Gronk played the same role for the patriots that The Golden Calf of Bristol played for the Gators: distract the press and naive fans while the grease men murdered people behind the scenes. 

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Both Romo and Olsen I learn things from.........that's a really good sign to me of a color analyst..there is nothing better that to make your average football viewer a more educated fan to create more following and passion for the sport. 

However, Romo's voice is among the worst currently in that role on TV.....and his inflections can be a bit annoying at times where for Greg that is a non issue. Never the less, Romo is defiantly worth listening too because of his knowledge and insight. 

Brady is personna non grata when it comes to his current NFL interviews so I can't imagine his color analyst role being any better.........he won't be the nightmare Torry Holt was in that role but I predict he will be borderline mundane. 

I worked in TV for 5 years hosting motorsports broadcasting up North and feel I know a thing or two about how to present something on TV that is both entertaining and informative in a professional manner. 

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7 minutes ago, PghPanther said:

Both Romo and Olsen I learn things from.........that's a really good sign to me of a color analyst..there is nothing better that to make your average football viewer a more educated fan to create more following and passion for the sport. 

However, Romo's voice is among the worst currently in that role on TV.....and his inflections can be a bit annoying at times where for Greg that is a non issue. Never the less, Romo is defiantly worth listening too because of his knowledge and insight. 

Brady is personna non grata when it comes to his current NFL interviews so I can't imagine his color analyst role being any better.........he won't be the nightmare Torry Holt was in that role but I predict he will be borderline mundane. 

I worked in TV for 5 years hosting motorsports broadcasting up North and feel I know a thing or two about how to present something on TV that is both entertaining and informative in a professional manner. 

Brady would be a desk job there is no way anyone is putting him in a booth to start. 

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17 minutes ago, electro's horse said:

hernandez was busy murdering people and still did that, including people that were likely enemies of Tom Brady/Belichick (like you said, "versatile")

if you extrapolate out his stats if he weren't murdering people, he far exceeds Gronk's production.

Gronk played the same role for the patriots that The Golden Calf of Bristol played for the Gators: distract the press and naive fans while the grease men murdered people behind the scenes. 

"if you extrapolate out his stats if he weren't murdering people, he far exceeds Gronk's production."

That has to be the most hilarious line ever in any football forum. 

Good job.

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12 hours ago, Chaos said:

Romo is too "watch, this is gonna happen because..." for my liking.  Plus he sounds like he constantly needs to clear his throat.  Gimmie Olsen.

Yeah the whole guessing the play thing is his schtick and it gets old. Olsen comes off as much more natural, like just a knowledgable football mind watching along.

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5 minutes ago, MechaZain said:

Yeah the whole guessing the play thing is his schtick and it gets old. Olsen comes off as much more natural, like just a knowledgable football mind watching along.

Yea, getting tired of Romo and his voice is getting irritating.  Romo tries to show how smart he is and Greg helps the fan be smarter.

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55 minutes ago, electro's horse said:

hernandez was busy murdering people and still did that, including people that were likely enemies of Tom Brady/Belichick (like you said, "versatile")

if you extrapolate out his stats if he weren't murdering people, he far exceeds Gronk's production.

Gronk played the same role for the patriots that The Golden Calf of Bristol played for the Gators: distract the press and naive fans while the grease men murdered people behind the scenes. 

I laughed, but still not true. Gronk averaged more yards and TDs per game over his *much longer* career.

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I think Olsen is already one of the best Fox has to offer and  is one of those people who would be a success at about anything he does.  I think he would be an amazing coach at the NFL level as well.  Romo on the other hand just grates on my nerves.

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SI thinks so too:

https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2023/01/23/greg-olsen-fox-nfl-playoffs-tom-brady

1. “Fine. Bench me. But I’m gonna make it hard as s--- for you to bench me.”

That was Fox NFL analyst Greg Olsen on the SI Media Podcast just over a month ago when talking about the prospect of Tom Brady replacing him in the booth whenever the legendary quarterback retires.

 

After two weeks of the NFL playoffs, Olsen is clearly going to make it “hard as s---” for Fox to bench him.

Even though we’re working with a small sample of games, Olsen has had an outstanding postseason and has set himself up to win over even more viewers thanks to Fox’s airing this year’s Super Bowl.

Olsen really showed his chops in the last three minutes of the Niners’ win against the Cowboys on Sunday. Most analysts flop late in games, because they don’t understand clock management and timeout strategy. Olsen, meanwhile, couldn’t have been more on top of it all.

As the Cowboys made their final drive of the game, Olsen pointed out, after a completion near midfield, that even though Dallas tight end Dalton Schultz went out of bounds the clock didn’t stop, because he wasn’t moving forward when he hit the sideline. Olsen also took Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy and the Dallas players to task for not hustling more before a late punt to save time on the clock. And in his finest moment, Olsen pointed out that McCarthy needed to call his timeouts before, not after the two-minute warning–a coaching tactic that most NFL analysts (and coaches) get wrong.

Whether someone enjoys a broadcaster is completely subjective. My two main criteria for anyone in the booth is (1) Don’t annoy me; (2) get strategy right. Olsen is two for two.

He’s also just a very easy listen. He doesn’t overspeak, he doesn’t try to act like the audience is stupid and he’s a football genius and he’s not afraid to criticize players and coaches.

 

Here’s the wild thing about Olsen: He’s been doing this for only two seasons. Tony Romo has been a lead analyst for six seasons. Cris Collinsworth has been a lead analyst for 20 years and Troy Aikman has been a lead analyst for 21 seasons. Olsen is already very, very good, and he’s only going to get better.

This is where the Brady conundrum comes into play. If the GOAT decides he’s done with football, he has a $375 million contract with Fox that calls for him to become its No. 1 analyst.

Will Olsen’s emergence force Fox to go with a three-person booth? Could Fox put Brady in studio and make him part of Fox NFL Sunday?

I think at this point, Fox would have to have Brady join Burkhardt and Olsen. If Fox demoted Olsen, who is becoming a fan favorite, for Brady, the network would set up Brady to face a major backlash.

It’s hard to imagine at this point, especially if he has a great Super Bowl, that Fox could pull Olsen from the A crew.

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I agree with everything everybody has said about Greg here.

My only bone to pick is on his last broadcast calling the Panthers the other guy was biased as f'. When the other squad scored he was effusive every time. When the Panthers scored the booth went silent, so much so I was expecting Greg to at least say "TD, yay!" but nothing, silence like his hating broadcast buddy.

That day Greg was NOT a Panther. If it ain't true holla @ me G Reg

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