ESPN’s Offensive Schedule segment on ‘NFL Live’ is what we need most


NFL Live has been on ESPN since 2005, but since 2019 the show really started to take off in 2019. Host Laura Rutledge has former NFL players Marcus Spears, Ryan Clark and Dan Orlovsky with Mina Kimes , who hasn’t played football, but knows the ins and outs of the game as well as anyone who has.

The show has gone viral for many memes (Big Man Ballin’ equals Sunday Service in most homes), but when the band gets into the nitty-gritty of football, it creates incredible content.

For example, earlier this week on NFL Live, the group talked about the difference between shotgun and under-center violations. Discuss why it is so important to merge all of your concepts together in an attack so that the defender gets nothing.

Orlovsky of course spoke from the offensive perspective, while Clark and Spears spoke from the defense side. Kimes was able to tie it to a problem a team like the Bengals face, and it made for great content overall.

That’s what talking about football can and should be. Bringing different perspectives from multiple walks of the sport and discussing topics that help make the casual fan smarter.

NFL Live has done a pretty good job of that, while also creating enjoyable and fun content. It’s the perfect mesh of quality content with the fun times that will live on the internet forever. A fun conversation overall.

Give us more of this in the sports media, please.


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