DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) – Retired broadcaster Brent Musburger blasted former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s broadcasting skills over the weekend.
Romo, who is CBS’s lead NFL analyst, has received rave reviews for his ability to predict a play before it happens. Musburger, however, isn’t impressed.
“Tony, get off it, okay? First of all, you’re intruding on your play-by-play man Jim Nantz, who’s just trying to give us the scene … we like to watch the game, okay? And you’re not gonna be … here’s a memo, to all the people who are like ‘Oh, this is great!’ … uh-uh, Musburger said on his SiriusXM’s Vegas Sports and Information channel. “It’s not going to happen. And the further … the more years you spend away from the league, you’re going to know less and less about the personnel that’s out on the field. So I’m blowing a ‘stop the hype’, okay, right now.”
Musburger certainly has a right to criticize a broadcaster seeing that he has called games since 1967. However, the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive for Romo up to this point. His new take on predicting plays may be a sign of things to come in broadcasting booths.