After viewing NFL Network’s “Total Access” broadcast this evening, I’ve come to the conclusion that some NFL players are ready to make the jump to broadcasting while others are best suited for just the gridiron.
The NFL Network’s “Total Access” has been doing their “32 Teams In 32 Days” series and I must say that it has always been something that has always entertained me.
The series profiles one NFL team each night and has a player from that team represent and discuss said team. Usually this involves moves that have been made or need to be made to improve their chances of reaching the Super Bowl.
For the New Orleans Saints, Safety Darren Sharper was chosen to represent us. While I was happy because Sharper is well spoken and always dapper with his wardrobe, I wasn’t happy that he had to share face time with Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cornerback Ronde Barber.
Hey NFL Network,we get it. A Safety and a Cornerback representing the Defensive Backs but come on. Let’s at least make them from the same team.
In the end though, Barber impressed me with his knowledge and humor. In fact, he and Sharper played off each other very well. They participated in a segment of the “Top 10 Defensive Backs”.
Both said that out of respect, they would keep each other off the list. Humbling for me to say the least.
I have always enjoyed players that try to take a “step back” approach and be objective even with their own team. Saint’s players like Fullback Heath Evans and Quarterback Drew Brees have always been very professional when asked to be an analyst as well as Head Coach Sean Payton.
Sharper even amazed me when asked about the 2011 Wild Card Playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He asked did they want the real story or “do you want excuses”?