Thursday, August 16, 2007
Rookie Eagles Television Network analyst Ike Reese should feel much more comfortable Friday night doing his second game. The longtime Eagles linebacker told me he felt better as the Eagles-Ravens game wore on last Monday partly because he never dreamed there would be so many distractions including the standard communication with producers piping in prompts and strategies and suggestions through his ear piece. It got to the point where Reese prayed he wouldn't mistakenly answer the producers during the game. In time Reese's considerable football knowledge will burst on to the screen. The trick now is for him to eliminate the distractions just as he did during that up-tempo career highlighted by a trip to the Pro Bowl for his special teams contributions.