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Brandon Marshall added to “Inside the NFL” cast

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Bears receiver Brandon Marshall won’t wait until retiring to take a broadcasting job.

Marshall has joined the cast of Inside the NFL for the 2014 season. He’ll join fellow newcomer Ed Reed as a commentator on the show, along with holdovers Boomer Esiason and Phil Simms, and new host Greg Gumbel.

The show tapes on Tuesdays, when NFL teams are usually off, so Marshall will be free to join the show for its usual blend of panel discussions on the news of the day in the league, along with interviews and NFL Films highlights.

The longest-running series on cable television, Inside the NFL started on HBO in 1977 and moved to Showtime in 2009. This year the show will premiere on Showtime on Tuesday nights and re-air on NFL Network on Wednesday nights, the latest bit of cooperation between NFL Network and CBS Corporation, which owns Showtime. CBS has taken over production of Thursday Night Football this season and will simulcast Thursday Night Football with NFL Network for the first half of the season.

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  1. thepftpoet says: Aug 14, 2014 1:24 PM

    Top 5 WR’s in the NFC North.

    1. Calvin Johnson.
    2. Cordarrelle Patterson.
    3. Brandon Marshall.
    4. Greg Jennings.
    5. Jarius Wright.

  2. Hard On For Harden says: Aug 14, 2014 1:27 PM

    Any chance Ed Reed will host a segment titled “How to steal $5M from the Texans and indirectly piss off Andre Johnson in the process?”

  3. 1952vikefan says: Aug 14, 2014 1:28 PM

    good less time to get ready for the next game

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 14, 2014 1:29 PM

    That could spice up the program, more please.

  5. bobby927 says: Aug 14, 2014 1:30 PM

    How is Esiason considered a holdover and where is Chris Collinsworth?? Seems to me the entire cast has been revamped, except for Simms.

  6. We, the Steelers, support the immediate relocation of the Bills, Raiders, Vikings, Jaguars, Buccaneers, Rams, Ravens, Chargers, Colts, and Cardinals. Their current cities are an embarrassment to the NFL and the game Pittsburgh invented. #6 says: Aug 14, 2014 1:34 PM

    Antonio Brown is better.

  7. bassplucker says: Aug 14, 2014 1:45 PM

    He’s a smart guy… could be a valuable addition to the show.

    As a Bears fan though I kinda wish he wasn’t diverting his attention like this.

  8. niz10rav55 says: Aug 14, 2014 1:48 PM

    Simms and Collinsworth made the show good….along with JB of course!

  9. phil325 says: Aug 14, 2014 1:51 PM

    Top 5 WRs in NFC North

    1. Calvin Johnson
    2. Brandon Marshall
    3. Alshon Jeffery
    4. Jordy Nelson
    5. Greg Jennings

  10. rickrenteria says: Aug 14, 2014 1:56 PM

    As a Bears fan who loves Marshall, everyone must realize the more opportunity you give him to speak, the more likely he is to put his foot down his throat. I hope there isn’t a two game suspension looming from him saying something controversial on a Tuesday.

  11. 6ball says: Aug 14, 2014 1:59 PM

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    This is a disaster waiting to happen. Trestman and Emory must be a pair of dolts.
    .

  12. stash918 says: Aug 14, 2014 2:00 PM

    I’m no fan of Ed Reed the guy but he certainly stole that money fair and square. The Texans were stupid enough to hand that ludicrous signing bonus to an injured, gimped out has-been. It’s on their medical staff, player personnel department, GM, and owner. You can stick a fork in him, and everyone knew it except the Texans.

  13. jtbsteeler says: Aug 14, 2014 2:00 PM

    Ed Reed is out of the league. Troy is still getting Pro Bowl nods. Raven fans insert in your pipe and smoke it.

  14. buds4grant says: Aug 14, 2014 2:07 PM

    What could go wrong?

  15. norcalmafia says: Aug 14, 2014 2:13 PM

    I hope hes replacing Chris Collinsworth….I cant stand that tool.

  16. electricboogalo says: Aug 14, 2014 2:15 PM

    He’ll have plenty of extra time for TV once the playoffs start.

  17. skum01 says: Aug 14, 2014 2:15 PM

    Huh. Who knew this show was still on the air?

  18. denver1983 says: Aug 14, 2014 2:19 PM

    Top 5

    Calvin Johnson
    Demaryius Thomas
    Brandon Marshall
    Dez Bryant
    Vincent Jackson

  19. wisconsinhillfolk says: Aug 14, 2014 2:19 PM

    That cast sounds absolutely terrible.

  20. southpaw2k says: Aug 14, 2014 2:24 PM

    Troy Polamalu has been named to the Pro Bowl 8 times in his career thus far. Ed Reed made the Pro Bowl 9 times. They were each Defensive Player of the Year once in their respective careers. Polamalu was named All-Pro 5 times in his career (so far), versus 8 times for Ed Reed.

    About the only difference between the two players is that Polamalu has one more Super Bowl ring than Reed does. Other than that, their careers are virtually the same.

  21. icebowler says: Aug 14, 2014 2:27 PM

    They wanted to add a “fashion show” segment so a few more women would watch. I think he started the “bowtie” trend last year.

  22. bassplucker says: Aug 14, 2014 2:33 PM

    Personally, I don’t think active NFL players should ever be hired for gigs like this. WAY too much potential conflict of interest, etc. And as other posters have noted, there is so much opportunity for a guy in Marshall’s position to say something on the air that could come back on him or the team… better to just not present that option.

  23. lionsdraftguy says: Aug 14, 2014 2:41 PM

    Brandon Marshall…

    Brandon.. Marshall….

    Hmm. Guess I’ve never heard of him.

  24. pittsburghdamned says: Aug 14, 2014 2:43 PM

    I’ve always said TV needs more bipolar personalities…

    Good for Brandon to start focusing on another career while trapped under erratic Cutler QB play for the immediate future.

  25. 4grammarpolice says: Aug 14, 2014 2:55 PM

    That show ended when they fired Len Dawson and Nick Buoniconti.

  26. poorcalvinisstuckonthecrappylions says: Aug 14, 2014 2:56 PM

    #1) Look at the Steelers fans still bitter over the 40 burger Brandon and the Bears dropped on them last season on National TV.

    #2) Then we have the jealous Lions Trolls because Brandon gets more attention than Calvin.

    Brandon Marshall has 7 consecutive 1000 yard seasons, a top 5 receiver and continues to excel at being an outstanding human being. No legitimate reasons to hate this guy….

  27. tinbender2000 says: Aug 14, 2014 3:01 PM

    Why not put the games on CBS all year? Every game on cable TV is a game I don’t watch.

  28. chargrz says: Aug 14, 2014 3:02 PM

    Just another reason not to watch.

  29. ministerofdefense92 says: Aug 14, 2014 3:22 PM

    I’ll watch for ed reed, that’s about it

  30. wydok says: Aug 14, 2014 3:23 PM

    This is the rumor Sage Rosenfels was talking about. Affects the Bears franchise and the HBO franchise.
    ;)

  31. voiceofrealism says: Aug 14, 2014 3:26 PM

    The Real Top 5 WRs in NFC North

    1. Calvin Johnson
    2. Brandon Marshall
    3. Jordy Nelson
    4. Alshon Jeffery
    5. Randall Cobb

  32. dowhatifeellike says: Aug 14, 2014 3:36 PM

    Ed Reed didn’t talk to the media very much and when he did he was often unintelligible. The guy had incredible instincts but I wouldn’t exactly call him a fount of football knowledge.

  33. bengalskuta82 says: Aug 14, 2014 3:51 PM

    stash918 says:
    Aug 14, 2014 2:00 PM
    I’m no fan of Ed Reed the guy but he certainly stole that money fair and square. The Texans were stupid enough to hand that ludicrous signing bonus to an injured, gimped out has-been. It’s on their medical staff, player personnel department, GM, and owner. You can stick a fork in him, and everyone knew it except the Texans.
    ———————————————————
    Hahaha, Ed Reed won big time. Thats awesome how you can fool a club just because you are Ed Reed

  34. ghostof34 says: Aug 14, 2014 3:59 PM

    NFC NORTH RECEIVERS

    By their 2013 Stats:
    1. Calvin Johnson 3rd in the NFL
    2. Alshon Jeffery 6th in the NFL
    3. Jordy Nelson 10th in the NFL
    4. Brandon Marshall 11th in the NFL
    5. James Jones 39th in the NFL

    Opinions don’t matter because the production says it all.

  35. imjusthereforthecomments says: Aug 14, 2014 4:35 PM

    4grammarpolice says:
    Aug 14, 2014 2:55 PM

    That show ended when they fired Len Dawson and Nick Buoniconti.

    I’d give this a hundred thumbs up if I could!

  36. askyeshua says: Aug 14, 2014 5:04 PM

    Should be pretty interesting taping a show after a Bears loss

  37. rl7911 says: Aug 14, 2014 5:31 PM

    Bring in the unstable guy, it could boost ratings.
    -Showtime

  38. calvinthegreat82 says: Aug 14, 2014 5:40 PM

    rl7911 says:
    Aug 14, 2014 5:31 PM

    Bring in the unstable guy, it could boost ratings.
    -Showtime

    _______________________________
    Showtime wouldn’t want you on the show.

    What could you possibly bring to the table?

    You know absolutely NOTHING about the NFL.

  39. rl7911 says: Aug 14, 2014 5:48 PM

    It’s only a matter of time before Marshall goes crazy again and is suspended for a year. Dumpster fire in Chi-Town!

  40. lalder95 says: Aug 14, 2014 6:21 PM

    Top 5 WR’s in the NFC North.

    1. Calvin Johnson.
    2. Cordarrelle Patterson.
    3. Brandon Marshall.
    4. Greg Jennings.
    5. Jarius Wright.

    ______________________________

    1. C.Johnson
    2. Marshall
    3. Jordy Nelson
    4. Alshon Jeffery
    5. Nobody on the Vikings.

  41. nyneal says: Aug 14, 2014 7:25 PM

    That show has been bad since Len Dawson and Nick Buoniconti were forced out.

    It was unwatchable with Collinsworth, Simms, and James Brown hosting it. I don’t see it getting any better with Gumble, Reed, Marshall, and Esiason added to Simms.

    The best thing about the show was always the highlights, especially when the late Harry Kalas did the voice-overs.

    I’ll give it a shot, but I’ll probably end up turning it off.

  42. jdubs82 says: Aug 15, 2014 1:58 AM

    @ghostof34
    That’s only if you measure production in yards, while ignoring receptions and touchdowns…Marshall’s 12 Touchdowns was 2nd in the NFC North, 70 receptions for first downs was 1st in the division.. and 100 receptions was also 1st (in fact based on receptions, there’s nobody in the division within 10 of Marshall.. and the closest one to him was Jeffery)

  43. jdubs82 says: Aug 15, 2014 2:02 AM

    @askyeshua
    Why? He like most other players have cameras in his face within minutes of games, wins or losses. Why would it matter win or loss a few days later? He’ll talk football, for a hour or so, pick up an extra pay check and enjoy the rest of his day off before getting back into the football grind for the next game

  44. jazzie2 says: Oct 18, 2014 2:41 AM

    I can’t believe C Collingsworth is gone! Only thing good about that is I will cancel my Showtime. Man! I find Cris entertaining and GENUINE!! What the hell-o is wrong with you people!

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