The “retirement” of Hall of Famer Sam Huff from Redskins radio broadcast has created surprisingly intense interest in whether he was pushed — and how he’ll be replaced.
According to Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post, the Redskins plan to stick with a two-man booth, for now.
Larry Michael will continue to handle the play-by-play duties, and Sonny Jurgensen (pictured) will provide color commentary. Also, sideline reporter Rick “Doc” Walker will have a Pierre McGuire-style perpetually open microphone.
A third person could be added to the booth in the future. One possibility is tight end Chris Cooley.
“As far as I know, Chris is not retired,” Chuck Sapienza, V.P. of programming for Red Zebra Broadcasting, told Steinberg. “But when and if he does, we would love to talk to Chris, just like we talk to all former Redskins about their plans after their playing days.”
Joe Theismann recently has said he’d be interested in the job. While it appears that neither he nor anyone else will get the gig in 2013, the carrot has been dangled for him and all former Redskins players.
Interested parties should be sure to publicly declare that the team’s name isn’t offensive.