NFLN made a run at Trey Wingo

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With Rich Eisen leaving NFL Network’s Total Access and the teams of Andrew Siciliano and Kara Henderson (Monday through Thursday) and Scott Hanson and Lindsay Soto (Friday and Saturday) replacing him, there’s a little bit more to the story.

Per a media source with knowledge of the situation, NFLN made a run at ESPN’s Trey Wingo.  He ultimately decided to stay put in Bristol.

Wingo does a great job of weaving through the topics of the day on NFL Live, and he anchors portions of ESPN’s draft coverage and other events.

Thinking long term, Wingo’s non-move makes sense.  Eisen will be the top dog at NFLN until he leaves the network.  At ESPN, Chris Berman will serve as the king of the NFL coverage for as long as he’s there.  It therefore makes more sense for Wingo to position himself to have a shot at replacing Berman, who is considerably older than Eisen.

UPDATE:  NFL Network spokesman Dennis Johnson told PFT via e-mail that NFLN had no comment regarding the report.

34 responses to “NFLN made a run at Trey Wingo

  1. Wingo should be replacing Chris Berman now. Berman has become a joke and a caricature of himself.

  2. I wish he’d gone 2 NFLN, I watch NFLN more so as not 2 wade through all the sports such as nascar & little league baseball. ESPN has got 2 b a better gig though. He used 2 b the local sports anchor in STL when I was little.

  3. PFT has the top talent cornered. Even that young kid who is the backup there is better than all the first string guys around the dial.

  4. You know who else made a run at Wingo? Gregg Rosenthal.

    But seriously folks, I only watch that idiotic network when they show games that I prefer to see…and I will not, can not, must not ever watch anything that is hosted by that fat windbag Chris Berman.

    Listening to him cover a golf telecast is the most excruciating punishment you could ever give to a human being. Thank you DirecTV for giving me alternate channels to watch during the majors BSPN covers…thank you, thank you.

  5. NFLN won on that deal. Wingo is the guy that always wanted to be an athlete, but wasn’t. He likes to bantor like he has “been there, done that” . That would only work if he was talking about being shoved into lockers in Junior High.

  6. He would be a better replacement to both guys. Berman has sort of lost it and has no control over a coulple receivers on his NFL show. Eisen, still don’t get what they have seen in him at NFL unless he is a real good smoozer.

  7. Berman hired Rush Limbaugh. He should be put out to pasture, along with his “dated” references. He makes ESPN football coverage, nearly unbearable. (he and Tom)

    Trey, you da man.

  8. redgreen3b1 says:
    Aug 29, 2011 8:34 PM
    I wish he’d gone 2 NFLN, I watch NFLN more so as not 2 wade through all the sports such as nascar & little league baseball. ESPN has got 2 b a better gig though. He used 2 b the local sports anchor in STL when I was little.
    ===========================
    Seriously, are you so lazy that you can’t spell the word “to?”

  9. “With Rich Eisen leaving NFL Network’s Total Access” WHATTTT! He’s The Best Thing about That Show. Him, Mooch, and Deon Are Hilarious But Micheal Ivrin Try To Hard To Fit In

  10. Wingo should be replacing Chris Berman now. Berman has become a joke and a caricature of himself.I am a 28 years old doctor, mature and beautiful.and now I am seeking a good man who can give me real love , so i got a username Lindasunny2002 on–a’ge’l’es’s’da’te.c óm–.it is the first and best club for y’ounger women and old’er men, or older women and y’ounger men,to int’eract with each other. Maybe you wanna ch’eck ‘it out or tell your friends!

  11. I used to love Chris Berman, back in the late 80s/early 90s, but he’s become a caricature of himself.

  12. Jamie Dukes is the absolute worst analyst. I can’t take another “all I’m saying is…”. Just say it. We know it’s you when your talking.

  13. Couldn’t agree more with the berman posts,why is espn still employing this guy?!,can’t they see he is clearly past his prime. Back! Back! Back! Ugh! I throw shoes at the tv everytime that comes up. That used to be catchy 15 years ago,now he’s doin it on outback commercials I think! Sorry berman but its over.

  14. Nobody is worse than Dick Vatale. I grab the remote as soon as he opens his mouth. Trey is fine, Boomer is ok. They need to get rid of Keyshaun, like yesterday.

  15. The move to put in the two gals is a demographic grabbing attempt that will fail. Fans don’t want to see folk who get put in because they are the “right” color, gender, or anything else except the best and most knowledgeable at what they do. In the NFL players win jobs on merit. The NFL network would do better to follow that practice. Yea I’m a guy, but my girlfriend and mom think so too!

  16. Kind of glad Eisen’s gone. He stayed within himself for a while, then the limelight got a little big & it became more about him.

    The key is to find somebody who makes this more about football and the former players/coaches/executives’ analysis….and less about himself.

    Oh, and uh…herself does not work.

  17. You want a good idea for NFL programming? First, fire EVERYBODY at all three NFL broadcast channels. Take Mayock and Jaws, throw them in a room on Tuesday morning with a DVR of all the game tapes from the previous week, a box of doughnuts and a vat of Red Bull and just let them talk football until the games start Sunday afternoon. If you want variety, put Ditka, Deion and Sapp in an octogon, and tell them the last man standing gets to inteview the player of the week.

  18. Sapp fidgets and grins and mugs like a spoiled, self-centered eight-year-old only child. He speaks in incoherent snippets and constantly distracts viewers from anyone else who speaks besides him. He must be destroyed(metaphorically speaking, of course).

    *But he was a great ballplayer.

    **Still ruins entire segments on-screen.

    ***Posted this seven times so far. Censorship rules!

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