Charley Casserly out, Jason La Canfora in at CBS

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CBS is making a change in its NFL pregame show.

Jason La Canfora, who’s currently at NFL Network, will become the reporter on The NFL Today, the CBS Sunday morning pregame show.

Although CBS didn’t mention this in its announcement, PFT has confirmed the reports that former Redskins and Texans General Manager Charley Casserly is not being brought back.

The rest of the CBS studio, with host James Brown and analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher, will remain the same.

32 responses to “Charley Casserly out, Jason La Canfora in at CBS

  1. Looking forward to La Canfora continuing to re-word Adam Schefter’s news 1-2 minutes after Schefter reports it.

  2. I guess Cowher isn’t going back to coaching. Unless he’s waiting for one or two dream jobs that currently have no openings. (read NY Giants)

  3. casserly has actually been in the line of fire ,

    La Canfora is great too, but still can not match resumes with charlie

  4. no matter what they say. casserly got it right in 06 by takin mario over reggie bush

  5. Why is Sharpe still there?

    His brother is articulate, you can actually understand what he’s saying, but this guy, he gives the forecast when he tries to speak.

  6. CBS obviously wanted to go younger for that “insider” role.

    Casserly seems like he knows his stuff, but he’s got a voice and face for print. He never really came across well on tv and his rapport with James Brown during those segments was awkward.

  7. Casserly is usually inaccurate on CBS, but his draft job at NFL Network isn’t bad.

    I wouldn’t hire him or believe he’s good enough to be a GM in the league.

    His best bets for employment are NBC Sports Network, NFL Network, ESPN, or (ironically enough) as a play-by-play color commentator. The play-by-play makes sense because he has done it for the Philadelphia Eagles during preseasons.

  8. How is it this guy keeps getting jobs? La Canfora was hated as the redskins beat reporter when he was here. All he does is regergitate other peoples news. CBS is really scrapping the bottom of the barrel.

  9. And who’s been wrong more than Charley Casserly since he left the Redskins? His percentage is like a meteorologist.

    La Canfora is like Adam Shefter minus the breaking accurate news first, reasonably good NFL insight that’s fresh and new, and a better diet. Other than that CBS is still knocking it out if the park.

  10. Eh. Casserly bothers me. He always seems like he is trying to defend the fact that he was a good GM. Everything he does turns back into: “Hey, remember when I drafted Mario Williams over Reggie Bush and Vince Young?”. “I’m so smart.”

  11. I do find Casserly a little annoying. Then again, Shannon is a lot annoying, and no one at CBS seems to notice. Makes you wonder if the execs watch their own show.

  12. Eh. Casserly bothers me. He always seems like he is trying to defend the fact that he was a good GM. Everything he does turns back into: “Hey, remember when I drafted Mario Williams over Reggie Bush and Vince Young?”. “I’m so smart.”


    but he was right…

  13. I much prefer the insights of a former GM to those of a beat reporter. Casserly’s been there, done that while LaConfora just watched.

  14. @tombradyallday

    Yes because the Texans were stupid enough to let an outgoing GM make the biggest pick in franchise history. Casserly is a snake for trying to take credit, it was Kubiaks call.

  15. Surprised by this. Casserly has good insights into the way the league and front offices function. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get back into the NFL.

  16. everyone is talking about cbs. but what about nfl network. seems they are losing the good talent they have and the bad (prime/warren/irvin) are doing enough to work themselves out of a job.
    imo the nfl network could be and should be the leading football network but they are not. smh

  17. For a number of years now, I have taped the CBS pregame show while watching the FOX pregame show live. When the FOX show ends, I fast forward the CBS tape and watch Charlie Casserly’s segment then erase the rest of the show.

    Charlie’s segment was the only watchable portion of that show for me.

    Marino is an idiot, Shannon is almost impossible to understand and I am so sick of Boomer screaming and moaning every time someone mentions a players salary or bonus money.

    You’ll be missed, Charlie.

  18. I’m not a big La Canfora fan, but why is everyone so quick to praise Schefter? The whole “breaking insignificant news” has become the most irritating thing about the NFL and Schefter is the king of that, with Jay Glazer a close second.

  19. While I’ve never been much of a Casserly fan, I don’t see La Canfora as an upgrade. I dropped him from my Twitter feed once I realized he seldom did more than RT – or worse, re-word – the news of others who beat him to the punch.

    But, honestly, this move will affect me very little. I can’t stand the CBS NFL studio program. Marino is just meh. Esiason is a whiner. Sharpe has potential (I just wish I spoke his language). Cowher seems to be there for his presence not his insight as he usually just sits there & listens (too polite tell the others to shut their holes?). Always liked JB over at FOX, but Menafee (SP?) has stepped in nicely.

  20. Casserly’s reports were one of the best features on the CBS show, in my opinion. Seemed to me he talked hard about football, and he knows his stuff.

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