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What can Fox Sports do to better the NFL Draft coverage?

Milton : 2/21/2018 8:43 pm
With Fox Sports covering the draft for the first time, what would you like to see them do that would make it better than what ESPN and the NFL Network do?
Make it solely about football.  
smshmth8690 : 2/21/2018 8:49 pm : link
None of the usual "everything for everybody" bs. Just football.
Stick around, I'll be yelling at clouds later.
I was under the impression FOX was just simulcasting..  
Sean : 2/21/2018 8:59 pm : link
The NFLN version.
RE: I was under the impression FOX was just simulcasting..  
Giantsfan79 : 2/21/2018 9:01 pm : link
In comment 13838665 Sean said:
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The NFLN version.


Apparently Fox is producing the show but using NFL Network people. NFL has put Fox in charge of the details and how those talking heads will be deployed.
Actually show the picks on time  
Mike in NY : 2/21/2018 9:07 pm : link
Donít need to be scooped by Twitter
RE: RE: I was under the impression FOX was just simulcasting..  
robbieballs2003 : 2/21/2018 9:07 pm : link
In comment 13838667 Giantsfan79 said:
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In comment 13838665 Sean said:


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The NFLN version.



Apparently Fox is producing the show but using NFL Network people. NFL has put Fox in charge of the details and how those talking heads will be deployed.


More Frank Caliendo and Rob Riggle




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RE: Make it solely about football.  
barens : 2/21/2018 9:09 pm : link
In comment 13838662 smshmth8690 said:
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None of the usual "everything for everybody" bs. Just football.
Stick around, I'll be yelling at clouds later.


We are talking about FOX here, that is not going to happen.

Even though technically, they donít spoil the pick anymore, iíd like to see them just cut right to the commish and not even ďguessĒ who the pick is. Keep it suspenseful.
Donít go to commercial  
Saos1n : 2/21/2018 9:33 pm : link
When the giants are on the clock about to pick
Force the NFL to hold the draft in two days, not three (not happening)  
Marty in Albany : 2/21/2018 9:36 pm : link
Scroll web site urls for the player's vids or stats along with the player' name and position.
I know they shortened it recently ...  
short lease : 2/21/2018 10:10 pm : link
but, the time between draft picks is still to long IMO. I know some of it might be there to see if anybody wants to make a trade but, still ... boring.
Have Bart Simpson announce  
Jolly Blue Giant : 2/21/2018 10:25 pm : link
The picks
What do you people expect  
pjcas18 : 2/21/2018 10:33 pm : link
I feel like I love football as much as anyone, but man, watching the draft has never appealed to me.

It's boring as hell.

It's one of the most boring sport events ever. You can see the boredom even on guys like Mayock and Kiper the longer it goes the more painful it gets listening to them.

I don't think it's fixable unless they cut the time per pick in half for all rounds.
Have partially nude  
mrvax : 2/21/2018 10:35 pm : link
beautiful women do all the "talking".
Show the picks on time  
rasbutant : 2/21/2018 10:42 pm : link
Donít go to commercial during the pick.
Before the pick discuss the possible options and get opinions from the former scouts now tv people.
After the pick show the highlights of the player selected. Have scouts dissect some film study of both positives and negatives plays of the player.

Donít talk about politics. Or non football current events.

Doesnít seem like to much to ask for.
Give it to a different network.  
TC : 2/22/2018 12:41 am : link
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Nothing really  
Joey in VA : 2/22/2018 1:08 am : link
You either like this event or you don't. They are trying to make it have mass appeal and aside from the folks in the host city, only the real football nerds like the entire process. They added too much everyday Joe junk and stretched it out to maximize revenue, which screws everyday Joe because now he's more confused and it makes nerds like me wish they'd hurry up and do it in 2 days like the old days. There is a butt ton of stuff to do and watch on various platforms, what these people need to do is create loyalty among the hardcore and cater to that rather than trying to maximize revenue by watering it down, thus reducing your hardcores.

I have watched every round since as long as I can remember, and I don't care where it is, what soldier is making the pick or whose momma is in the green room with the worst outfit on. I want to see clips of these guys, hear REAL takes from teammates, scouts, coaches, opposing players and not constant fellating by the talking heads and discussion of what a team "should" do with the pick. Analyze the player, show us who is he and what he can do and leave it at that. That will never happen, so my answer remains, nothing really because what makes it better for me won't for the drooling masses they want to tune in.
I like the first 2 days of the draft.  
old man : 2/22/2018 3:11 am : link
I know its a league decision but I think they should do rounds 1 and 2 the first night, first team on the clock 7:05. It will go longer no doubt but it'll be on FOs to be ready for more changes based on other teams moves. And first round picks may create lots of trades for round 2 slot jockeying.
Really don't need as much feel good PR as they do. We follow football, understand the owners, players, the League, give back to the community. Not saying eliminate, but do fewer. Also it gives advantage/ extra time, to the next team u to decide or get offers than us he teams before or after have.
Well they are starting from a better position  
Matt M. : 2/22/2018 6:19 am : link
by not having Berman to shove down our throats.
RE: Nothing really  
Brown Recluse : 2/22/2018 6:36 am : link
In comment 13838788 Joey in VA said:
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You either like this event or you don't. They are trying to make it have mass appeal and aside from the folks in the host city, only the real football nerds like the entire process. They added too much everyday Joe junk and stretched it out to maximize revenue, which screws everyday Joe because now he's more confused and it makes nerds like me wish they'd hurry up and do it in 2 days like the old days. There is a butt ton of stuff to do and watch on various platforms, what these people need to do is create loyalty among the hardcore and cater to that rather than trying to maximize revenue by watering it down, thus reducing your hardcores.

I have watched every round since as long as I can remember, and I don't care where it is, what soldier is making the pick or whose momma is in the green room with the worst outfit on. I want to see clips of these guys, hear REAL takes from teammates, scouts, coaches, opposing players and not constant fellating by the talking heads and discussion of what a team "should" do with the pick. Analyze the player, show us who is he and what he can do and leave it at that. That will never happen, so my answer remains, nothing really because what makes it better for me won't for the drooling masses they want to tune in.


HEAR HEAR!
Not having to see or hear the idiot kiper ...  
Spider56 : 2/22/2018 7:46 am : link
Is already a win ...
RE: Not having to see or hear the idiot kiper ...  
Mike in NY : 2/22/2018 8:05 am : link
In comment 13838864 Spider56 said:
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Is already a win ...


Mel has been better in recent drafts. Apparently after the Frank Caliendo spoof Mel watched some of his recent work and realized that he needed to dial it back
This is #1!  
Doomster : 2/22/2018 8:30 am : link
Donít go to commercial
Saos1n : 2/21/2018 9:33 pm : link : reply
When the giants are on the clock about to pick


OMG! How many times did we wait for the Giant pick to come up, and bang, commercials....commentary was just an afterthought when they came back from commercial, and the next pick took precedence right away.....
RE: Actually show the picks on time  
Gatorade Dunk : 2/22/2018 8:50 am : link
In comment 13838670 Mike in NY said:
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Donít need to be scooped by Twitter

The Twitter scoops are because the picks are announced on time. The problem is in how long it takes the commissioner (day 1) and then everyone else announcing the picks (days 2 and 3) to actually get to the mic and read the name. The big football insiders have already gotten the name from their sources by then. I don't think it's a problem that the broadcast is causing or can fix, to be honest.
Add robots  
David B. : 2/22/2018 9:14 am : link
and stupid graphics like they do to the game broadcasts.
Maybe get Strahan to team up with Deion for the player interviews?  
Vincenzo : 2/22/2018 10:32 am : link
Don't think there will be many major differences. I've leaned toward the NFLN broadcast in recent years because the team of Mayock, Jeremiah, and Shaw is far superior IMO. Looks like Herbstreit will replace Gruden on the ESPN broadcast, meh.

to me the formula should be simple and balanced  
djm : 2/22/2018 1:41 pm : link
each team drafting gets discussed for half of the time leading up to the pick. After the pick half that time is spent talking about the player picked and the potential impact he will have on the team that drafted him. Then move to the next team. No BS. Save a few minutes here and there for the exceptional unique back story that warrants time.

Done.
Fox has never made anything better  
jeff57 : 2/22/2018 1:43 pm : link
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RE: What do you people expect  
Matt M. : 2/22/2018 2:18 pm : link
In comment 13838717 pjcas18 said:
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I feel like I love football as much as anyone, but man, watching the draft has never appealed to me.

It's boring as hell.

It's one of the most boring sport events ever. You can see the boredom even on guys like Mayock and Kiper the longer it goes the more painful it gets listening to them.

I don't think it's fixable unless they cut the time per pick in half for all rounds.
Agreed. If I am home and there is nothing else I am doing, I may gravitate to the coverage every now and then just to try to see the Giants pick (more for the commentary that follows). But, I don't make any plans around the draft, especially not dragging it out for 4 days now.
FOX is already operating at a position of strength  
Matt M. : 2/22/2018 2:19 pm : link
by not shoving Berman down our throats. Then again, they have their own brand of annoying that they will likely employ.
Who is the FOX draft "guru"?  
Matt M. : 2/22/2018 2:20 pm : link
I don't love Kiper, but he is a guy ESPN could at least go to for analysis of every pick. Who does FOX use in that type of role?
RE: What do you people expect  
Keith : 2/22/2018 2:20 pm : link
In comment 13838717 pjcas18 said:
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I feel like I love football as much as anyone, but man, watching the draft has never appealed to me.

It's boring as hell.

It's one of the most boring sport events ever. You can see the boredom even on guys like Mayock and Kiper the longer it goes the more painful it gets listening to them.

I don't think it's fixable unless they cut the time per pick in half for all rounds.


Strongly disagree. When they used to have the draft over the weekend on Sat/Sun, I would get together with a bunch of guys for a BBQ/draft day party. We loved it, always looked forward to that Saturday. The NFL ruined it.
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