Listen: Jason Witten Tonette, Analyst, Red Sox discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
"They have a new color analyst. They have, you know, they're adding third person in there. That's brand new. They have everything's new. It's an impossible. You. So you know, Joe t I think is doing a pretty nice job is trying to. To feel his way around Witten doesn't have Jim Nance or or you know, the, you know the the best production people that are trying to help him out there. And then a Boettger McFarland as well as sort of, you know, he's just trying. They're all just acting on instinct. So I think, you know, I asked, I did this to Jimmy Petar. Oh, and he just said that, you know they're better than they were when they started, he expects it will continue to get better. And you know, we'll see tweaks, but you know, he, he likes where they are, but one thing that's a big problem, Tony Romo when he stepped into things, he got positive press from the get-go here Witten got negative press from the get-go, and now it's like ball of momentum where everybody's picking out his his, you know, every mistake that he made that are that that he makes, and it's so hard to get out from under that. I mean, we saw that with whose rules analysts see my Mike Carey CBS perfect. Carey made a couple of mistakes. Early and then he couldn't get anything right after that. It was just as ball momentum that that that killed him there. And that's what I worry about forever. Jason Witten Tonette. Excellent point. I would just say two things. The is off. It's off a ticket least and I, I don't, you know. How do I sort of phrase this? I, I think ultimately the reason is and it's pretty obvious one. They have a, they have a HR analyst, top analyst who is not used to television and that's going to, you know, we're sort of seeing him work through his his sort of indoctrination television in real time in one of the most important windows in the NFL. Now I'm one who I'm not particularly sure Jason Whitten's ever gonna be at least for me a great Alice. I do think it will certainly be better next year, but I think that's, that's ultimately what we're seeing is we're seeing in real time a guy who just needs a lot more reps for that kind of mega production. I have said on this podcast, certainly on Twitter and certainly calms and I'll say it again in my if it was up to me and clearly is not Louis Riddick would be the Monday night football analyst to me is the best analyst at ESPN. He's television ready. And I think you would have had a great broadcast, but we'll sort of leave it there. The World Series job. Is to me really, really promising for FOX. And that goes without saying, you have the dodgers and the Red Sox west coast east coast to historic teams, teams that have not met thing. You might know this better than me some like seventy years or something to that affect. If I have that wrong apologize, you have stars on both teams at least in baseball, you know, from Kershaw Machado. Sorry, John your nose fan too. That's. Chris sale. So if this thing can get some lane, I think FOX is gonna hit it out of the park with viewership numbers. I know I read today in sports MRs daily. That postseason MLB viewership is down right now. But I mean, unless this thing is a four-game sweep and we're talking about blowouts in every game. I think this is going to be one of the great World Series, at least in terms of the you're ship for for FOX in the last decade. What do you think it's so hard to predict? Because if it goes four or five games and the Red Sox run roughshod over the dodgers viewership isn't going to be what it should be. But if they go, if they go six games or seven games, this will be, you know, this will rival what the you know comes in any instead a couple years ago and they'll get a fantastic number.."