Ron Jaworski was concerned about MNF flow last year
I wrote an article about ESPN's new-look "Monday Night Football" that will appear in the newspaper sometime next month, but I have been offering sneak previews, such as last week's post in which producer Jay Rothman had the following prediction for the number of booth guests this season: zero.
Here is an interesting quote from analyst Ron Jaworski regarding last season's approach, which featured booth guests and two sideline reporters:
Many times, from my perspective, it was hard to get a flow for the game. Im the guy delivering the Xs and Os, why a play didnt work, or why it did. Its hard to go four or five plays and not get a word in because were on the sideline or with a booth guest, then pick it up from there and bring everyone up to speed.
Ill be honest, that was difficult to do. Now its going to be focused on the three of us in the booth, on the game, which is what people have told us they want.