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Solomon Wilcots out at CBS after 16 years

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Yet another change is coming to the CBS NFL broadcasts, as announced by the person affected by it.

Via the Cincinnati Enquirer, Solomon Wilcots has disclosed via Twitter that his 16-year run as an analyst with CBS has ended. Wilcots will continue to handle the Cleveland Browns’ preseason games.

Wilcots, 52, spent six seasons in the NFL from 1987 through 1992. He played for the Bengals, Vikings, and Steelers.

Earlier this year, Tony Gonzalez left The NFL Today, Tony Romo was hired to replace Phil Simms as the No. 1 game analyst, Simms replaced Gonzalez, and Bart Scott was replaced with Nate Burleson.

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39 Responses to “Solomon Wilcots out at CBS after 16 years”
  1. waynefontesismyfather says: May 9, 2017 1:34 PM

    Always thought he did a decent job. Certainly a lot worse out there, e.g., Simms, both father and son.

  2. cliffordt says: May 9, 2017 1:36 PM

    That’s a shame; Wilcots was among my favorites. He added insight; and his voice inflection let you know what he was really thinking; he was adept at sharing his most pointed thoughts adroitly.

  3. stoolerz says: May 9, 2017 1:37 PM

    Bring back Bernie!

  4. RegisHawk says: May 9, 2017 1:40 PM

    I thought he was ok.

  5. haanster says: May 9, 2017 1:42 PM

    That’s a shame. I really like him.

  6. ajgreenhof says: May 9, 2017 1:46 PM

    But Jim Rome has a job.

    Wilcotts was decent not an issue.

  7. getyourownname says: May 9, 2017 1:47 PM

    Too bad, he was one of the people who was OK to listen to.

    I believe he still works at NFL Sirius radio.

  8. bobbyhoying says: May 9, 2017 1:48 PM

    Always thought he did a commendable job. Liked listening to him.

  9. silverhornet says: May 9, 2017 2:03 PM

    Enjoyed him much more than Deirdorf (thank god he retired) and Fouts (hopefully soon to retire). Articulate and objective. Hope he continues his on air career somewhere else.

  10. jags2daship says: May 9, 2017 2:07 PM

    He was good too bad

  11. ctchiefsfan says: May 9, 2017 2:13 PM

    There is one thing about all these networks letting people go from their NFL department that is worrisome. Are they not making enough money broadcasting NFL games to cover the cost of their contracts with the NFL? If that is the case, the next time the NFL and networks renegotiate their contracts they may not be willing to pay as much to carry NFL games and since network contracts are pretty much the biggest single source of revenue for the NFL smaller network contracts could lead to smaller salary caps. That worries me.

  12. nbcwantsitsmoneyback says: May 9, 2017 2:16 PM

    Maybe we need and NFL Analyst free agency tracker???

  13. billsfan says: May 9, 2017 2:17 PM

    So many others, who should be gone, before him! As a Bills fan, always got a kick out of him calling them the “Beeels”
    Enjoyed his analysis and comments.

  14. brandontroutman says: May 9, 2017 2:23 PM

    One of the better former players in the broadcast booth. Unfortunate he’s out. Maybe ESPN could put him in to tame Gruden down and make Sean McDonough not have to talk so much and be awful (#putmikepatrickin)

  15. 700levelvet says: May 9, 2017 2:24 PM

    “His voice inflection”… Really ???

  16. schmitty2 says: May 9, 2017 2:27 PM

    Wilcots was a very solid analyst. Him and Kevin Harlan were one of the most underrated duo’s calling games IMO.

  17. Kaz says: May 9, 2017 2:30 PM

    Trump economy has struck NFL ESPN/CBS coverage hard. No tweet to save them.

  18. milkcan44 says: May 9, 2017 2:30 PM

    The above commenter made a good point “How does Jim Rome have a job”?
    Maybe they just need someone to make bombastic comments without any credibility during radio breaks.

  19. thetwilightsown says: May 9, 2017 2:31 PM

    And yet Dan Fouts is still crushing earballs weekly #headscratcher

  20. bigbuccss says: May 9, 2017 2:32 PM

    He was good. But you know what they say: out with the old in with the new, but then again they also: say if it aint broke don’t fix it. CBS blows.

  21. pastabelly says: May 9, 2017 2:36 PM

    He was just okay, nothing special. He was on the CBS fifth team and below Simms, Fouts, Greene, and Gannon. In other words, he probably called a lot Cleveland and Jacksonville games. Solomon was never quite ready for prime time.

  22. valentino8100 says: May 9, 2017 2:48 PM

    thetwilightsown says:
    May 9, 2017 2:31 PM

    And yet Dan Fouts is still crushing earballs weekly #headscratcher


    This was my immediate thought as well. Keep Wilcots, ax Fouts instead.

  23. brandontroutman says: May 9, 2017 2:49 PM

    Simms & Fouts = awful. Gannon is annoying but has potential, same with Tasker and Beurleine. Greene does a nice job. CBS has decent play by play guys in Nantz, Eagle, and Harlan, who all happen to be decent with hoops too, but the others are iffy. There aren’t too many play by play guys out there like Al Micheals and Doc Emrick though (regardless of sport).

  24. waynefontesismyfather says: May 9, 2017 2:50 PM

    silverhornet says:
    Enjoyed him much more than Deirdorf (thank god he retired)…

    Do yourself a favor then buddy, don’t turn on a University of Michigan football radio broadcast. He’s been the color analyst since 2014.

  25. doctorrustbelt says: May 9, 2017 3:27 PM

    High character individual and good announcer.

    If criqui and tasker still have jobs… you know they have naked pictures of industry heavyweights.

  26. baltimoresnativeson says: May 9, 2017 3:32 PM

    My how we’ve fallen from Madden and Summerall.

    Just watch the games with sound low.

    And don’t watch any analyst shows. Save yourself some heartache.

  27. daltonsdumptruck says: May 9, 2017 3:40 PM

    Always called Beels games, always clueless about the team he was covering

  28. whenwilliteverend says: May 9, 2017 3:48 PM

    I really liked Solomon Wilcots. I met him once when he was working for a sports station in Cincinnati and talked to him for a little bit. He was extremely nice and just seemed like a regular guy. I always thought he was articulate and insightful in the games he worked. I’ll miss him. Hopefully he gets another gig somewhere.

  29. 2ruefan says: May 9, 2017 4:50 PM

    He did seem like a decent guy.
    My only knock was his inability after all those years to learn how to pronounce any word with an L in it.

    It would grate on my nerves to hear him say the Buffalo “Beeyos”

  30. toldlikeitis says: May 9, 2017 7:28 PM

    He was a good commentator. The NFL Network should hire him to clean up that clown show they have over there.

  31. edenprairieballer says: May 9, 2017 8:53 PM

    And for 16 years I always thought his name was Soloman Wilcox.

  32. bubbasmithguy says: May 9, 2017 9:44 PM

    That’s too bad. I thought he always had good insight on the games. I wish him luck in the future.

  33. bzillaz says: May 10, 2017 12:19 AM

    Solomon is solid. Great voice and insightful, respectable. Hope he lands on his feet in a better spot!

  34. silvernblacksabbath says: May 10, 2017 8:51 AM

    He’s still got the Cleveland preseason games…
    Poor bassturd!

  35. xsm941f says: May 10, 2017 9:39 AM

    Good comments about Jim Rome. Rome is the the guy we all remember from high school who desperately wanted to be cool, hip and popular but instead was lame beyond words. Eye rolling lame mainly caused he tried way too hard. To his credit he made a career of appealing to the exact same type of folks. Lame.

  36. orangeraider says: May 10, 2017 11:22 AM

    That’s why the redzone is so great.
    You don’t get stuck watching one broadcast team.

  37. QB Film Room says: May 10, 2017 1:11 PM

    Huh???? Are you serious he was good.

  38. QB Film Room says: May 10, 2017 1:17 PM

    Do these networks understand that real genuine nice and talented people like Wilocots are what viewers love the most? Being a good guy and likeable is HUGE!!!

  39. absolutevisuals says: May 11, 2017 12:14 PM

    Never liked him.

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