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Shea
11-12-2009, 11:49 PM
I'm curious as to what other football fans here feel about Deion Sanders as an analyst.

Every once in awhile he will have a funny punch line that will make me laugh, but for the most part I find him annoying.

There seems to be a constant aspect to his comments and praise to players that seem to be self-serving. His primetime top ten plays on Sunday seem to constantly feature players in the league doing his trademark high-step after an interception, or offensively reaching the endzone. Seems he'll pick these highlights just because the player chose to honor him during the play, and attention-seeking players have caught on to this. Sometimes it even comes to bite a player in the ass, Dre Bly the most recent comes to mind.

He also presents himself as the "Dr. Phil" of the league and will continously point out how he has talked to, mentored, and pretty much weekly councils every player in the league via cell phone.

Am I getting this guy wrong, and need to STFU or are others getting tired of his act?

One thing I do agree with him though is his affection for Moochie. I enjoy his personality so much more.

Angus Burgher
11-13-2009, 12:44 AM
I guess you and I are the reverse. Deion, for some reason I can't quite explain, I tend to enjoy. Sure, he's a jackass and I hated him when he played on the Cowboys, but I do find him entertaining on the NFL Network, at least in small doses. And I will give him credit for being one of the only guys on that channel that throws the stats out the window at times and evaluates players in terms of wins and losses... the best example of this would be his analysis of Jay Cutler. While everyone was gushing over how he's a pro-bowler, Deion still points out that the guy hasn't won anything yet. That may seem like a very simplistic way of viewing the situation, but I think it's a valid point, especially when evaluating a quarterback. The QB is the field general of the team (or at least he should be). It's his job to pull out those last minute points when the team needs them. Face it... if you don't play fantasy football, do you really give a crap that your QB threw for 350 yards if the team still lost?

Now Mariucci, I can't stand. First of all, the guy looks and acts like 55-year-old toddler. That doesn't make any sense, and yet somehow, it is so. He has the most erratic speech pattern I've ever heard. He's like William Shatner on speed. I think that he has a mild case of Tourette's. Also, he made it clear throughout the first part of the season that he fantisizes about Joe Flacco when he's stroking one out. I guess Favre isn't getting it up for him as much as he used to.

Shea
11-13-2009, 01:16 AM
I did catch Sander's comments on Cutler tonight, and I agree, he wasn't off. He isn't afraid to criticize a player or his performance and you do need an analyst among the panel that will point out the negatives and not one that will sugarcoat a player and what they've accomplished in a game, or a career. So I agree with you there.

Now Mariucci, I can't stand. First of all, the guy looks and acts like 55-year-old toddler. That doesn't make any sense, and yet somehow, it is so. He has the most erratic speech pattern I've ever heard. He's like William Shatner on speed. I think that he has a mild case of Tourette's. Also, he made it clear throughout the first part of the season that he fantisizes about Joe Flacco when he's stroking one out. I guess Favre isn't getting it up for him as much as he used to.

I respectively disagree on your opinions on Mariucci though. To me he finds a way to make his points with class and compassion towards who he is analizing without being mean and disrespectful. That's why I appreciate him, he's a sweet guy, and I've never noticed a defective speech pattern ever with him. We all see and hear things differently though, so I am in no way discrediting your view point. I just see it differently.

And as far as his relationship with Favre, it's easy for us on the outside to comment and throw darts, but these people have had real life relationships with each other, unlike us the fans. It's easy to poke and prod, make fun of them, but we're on the outside. These people have real friendships and experiences with each other, where we only view them from our homes, televisions and computers. That's not something I'm going to knock because it's beyond what I personally know, unlike them.

steelwalls
11-13-2009, 01:34 AM
I would be ok with him there, as long as the show that Dave Brown (Old Giants QB) laying the wood on him after Deon had picked him off.

First and only time I ever seen a QB get up and celebrate after a pick

Show that before everytime he speaks and Im good.

lamberts-lost-tooth
11-13-2009, 08:43 AM
I'm curious as to what other football fans here feel about Deion Sanders as an analyst.



I have no problem with Deion's content...but I have the same problem with him that I have with ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.

Its in their delivery. Both sound like they are standing at the pulpit of a Southern Baptist Church giving a sermon.

I keep expecting them to take out a white hankie and dab at their foreheads while expressing their opinions.

"You KNOW that the PROBLEM...heeeyah!....with the BEARS...heeyah!!...is a LACK of discipline in the FRONT line....DO you HEAR me??...heeyah!!...IT'S a LACK of DISCIPLINE in the FRONT LINE"!!!

Hammer Of The GODS
11-13-2009, 08:56 AM
I can't stand to listen to him. Same goes for Michael Irvin, Teddy Brewski, Marshall Faulk, Steve Young, Ron Jawarski and the worst of them all Shannon Sharp.

All of them can swing from my ass hair!


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revefsreleets
11-13-2009, 09:06 AM
Deion is on my short list that also include Chad Johnson and Ray Lewis.

Expendable humans.

I shut off the TV when he speaks...

RoethlisBURGHer
11-13-2009, 11:03 AM
I don't often get to see him (thank goodness) but I cannot stand him.

Indo
11-13-2009, 11:14 AM
I'm in the Deion should STFU Camp

RodWoodsonwasprettycool
11-13-2009, 02:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJWSm13LBh8

Deion is one of my favorite players ever. :). Auctually, you guys should hate him even more, I hear that he was so shut down, that it forced Neil O'Donnelll to throw into the hands of Larry Brown two INT's in Super Bowl XXX.

revefsreleets
11-13-2009, 04:12 PM
He was EXTREMELY one-dimensional...he would literally run AWAY from RB's who broke into the secondary...tackling-wise, one of the biggest pussies to ever play the position of defensive back in the history of the game...which is odd, because what made him such a great returner was his fearlessness...

Watch any tape of him returning kicks/punts and he would always (and I mean like 90% of the time) make his first move North/South....

Dino 6 Rings
11-13-2009, 04:19 PM
I don't mind Sanders that much, they all have their ups and downs in regards to commentary (except for Terry Bradshaw, he is always AWESOME)

The one I can't Stand is Steve Young. The other night, I swear he was DRUNK on the set. His brain definitely isn't working right, the guy studders, or stutters, which ever it is and sounds like an idiot 99% of the time. I seriously don't know why he even has a job. He doesn't "break down" the games, he doesn't "evaluate" the players, he just rambles like a Sailor on Leave in the Red Light District of a Shady Italian town during peace time. That guy needs to STFU and go away.

supa_fly_steeler
11-14-2009, 11:03 AM
i just hope he never mentors a steelers unsigned drafted player.

rich eissen makes the NFLN awesome.

steel striker
11-14-2009, 05:49 PM
I don't mind Sanders that much, they all have their ups and downs in regards to commentary (except for Terry Bradshaw, he is always AWESOME)

The one I can't Stand is Steve Young. The other night, I swear he was DRUNK on the set. His brain definitely isn't working right, the guy studders, or stutters, which ever it is and sounds like an idiot 99% of the time. I seriously don't know why he even has a job. He doesn't "break down" the games, he doesn't "evaluate" the players, he just rambles like a Sailor on Leave in the Red Light District of a Shady Italian town during peace time. That guy needs to STFU and go away.

I'm you on the Steve Young hate because, he has no room to talk about a pocket passer. Last year after we won the sb Young was on the Big Ben band wagon talk it up. Then on MNF he did nothing but, pretty much bash Ben for making plays outside of the pocket. Young needs to put the crack pipe down. Young would run all the time while he is the qb and, like usual there is a different set of rules when talking about Ben. In Youngs demented mind you must be a pocket passer and, never move away from defenders take sacks throw the ball away. He counterdict almost everything he said on the broadcast. Sanders and Irvin i really can't stand.

Christian Snyder
11-14-2009, 05:52 PM
I don't have any problem with Deion.. In fact, I actually like him.

MasterOfPuppets
11-14-2009, 05:57 PM
He also presents himself as the "Dr. Phil" of the league and will continously point out how he has talked to, mentored, and pretty much weekly councils every player in the league via cell phone.

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yep...great guy...he mentored dez bryant right into a suspencion...good work deion...:thumbsup:

4xSBChamps
11-14-2009, 07:25 PM
He was EXTREMELY one-dimensional...he would literally run AWAY from RB's who broke into the secondary...tackling-wise, one of the biggest pussies to ever play the position of defensive back in the history of the game...which is odd, because what made him such a great returner was his fearlessness...

Watch any tape of him returning kicks/punts and he would always (and I mean like 90% of the time) make his first move North/South....


+ tax..... I believe he once won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award during a season in-which he made a total of thirteen (13) tackles:
KICKERS make that many tackles during a 16-game season.

Christian Snyder
11-14-2009, 08:36 PM
+ tax..... I believe he once won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award during a season in-which he made a total of thirteen (13) tackles:
KICKERS make that many tackles during a 16-game season.
Deion never had a 13 tackle year according to this: http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SandDe00.htm

4xSBChamps
11-15-2009, 05:11 AM
Deion never had a 13 tackle year according to this: http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SandDe00.htm

That's a nice site, thanks for providing a link to it

:drink:

Glad you corrected my bad information

Christian Snyder
11-15-2009, 07:23 AM
That's a nice site, thanks for providing a link to it

:drink:

Glad you corrected my bad information
Your welcome.:grin: