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Monday, September 19, 2011

MNF TV Trio's Insight, A Live Fumble

Associated Press

John Gruden started by saying that whenever
Tom Coughlin challenges a play he's usually
right, Mike Tirico and Ron Jaworski, chimed
in as well, and it just so happened that on
this particular play being challenged and
responsible for this back and forth was
another victory for the New York Giants coach,
but it didn't end there. The exchange went on
to point out to viewers how a guy his age was
so good with this sort of technology, and how
most his age shun it. Really? The first thing
that popped into my head was, how much handling
of the video equipment does Coughlin actually
do in-game? I mean how much does he see before
he throws the challenge flag? None! is the answer
to both of those questions, and they know this,
so why make such ignorant statements in front of
some of the largest live audiences in the country?
Do you mean to tell me that not one of these
talking heads could step in and say: "Well, the
real credit goes to the coaches upstairs who
are actually viewing it first hand" ? Ripping
off a phrase from ESPN's Monday Night NFL
Countdown, "C'mon Man!"

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