The cast of characters at NFL Network is once again expanding, via the addition of a man who is a genuine character.
Jay Glazer of FOX will be expanding his media universe via appearances on NFLN.
Both Glazer and game analyst Darryl Johnston will be added to the network’s studio show, Total Access. John Ourand of SportsBusiness Journal broke the news, Twitter-style, and Brooks of SportsByBrooks.com obtained confirmation directly from Glazer.
Glazer told Brooks that FOX’s information man will appear on NFLN “periodically during the season, though it’ll be sporadic. FOX is still my main gig and focus. I’ll be doing more with [NFL Network] in the offseason.”
Glazer’s job duties won’t overlap with the two networks.
“It’ll be different than what I do at FOX,” Glazer said. “I’ll be there to provide a different take on things. Some additional insight and personality. I won’t be there to break news.”
We’ve been in communication with Glazer on this issue (in other words, I just woke his ass up via a barrage of text messages), and Glazer stressed that he won’t be breaking news at NFLN.
“That’s Jason LaCanfora’s gig,” Glazer said via text.
It’s a good move for FOX and for NFLN, and especially for Glazer. In the offseason, Glazer tends to disappear from view, due in part to the fact that FOX doesn’t have the television platform needed to keep him in the spotlight. Through NFLN, Glazer can build a higher profile (especially after NFLN works out a deal with Time Warner, which we continue to hear is coming), and his higher profile will then help FOX.