JOE THEISMANN JOINS NFL NETWORK’S ULTIMATE
X’S & O’S SHOW PLAYBOOK
Former Super Bowl Winning Quarterback Joins Team of Expert Analysts
Playbook, the most comprehensive X’s and O’s football show on television adds another offensive mind to its team of analysts for the 2009 season. Former Washington Redskins and Super Bowl winning quarterback Joe Theismann joins NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger, Sterling Sharpe, Brian Billick, Mike Mayock and Solomon Wilcots who each week, prepare football fans for Sunday just like the players.
“It’s great to be back doing football on the ultimate football show,” said Theismann.
Following a standout college career at Notre Dame that included finishing second to Jim Plunkett in 1970 Heisman voting, Theismann began his professional playing career with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts in 1971, where he played three seasons before making the move to the NFL with the Washington Redskins. Theismann led Washington to its first championship in Super Bowl XVII and an appearance in Super Bowl XVIII one year later. He earned league MVP honors in 1983 and still holds the Redskins franchise record for most career passing attempts (3,602), career passing completions (2,044) and career yards (25,206).
As a veteran NFL broadcaster, Theismann brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise on what goes on inside the huddle. His first experience in the broadcast booth came in 1985, calling Super Bowl XIX alongside Frank Gifford and Don Meredith. In 1988, Theismann became a staple in the broadcast booth for ESPN’s Sunday Night Football for the next 16 years, followed by a stint on the network’s Monday Night Football telecast.
Theismann can be seen with Baldinger and Sharpe on Thursday’s NFC and Friday’s AFC edition of Playbook, dissecting the same “all-22” game film to prepare fans for the week’s upcoming matchups. New this season, Tuesday and Wednesday editions of Playbook features Billick, Mayock and Wilcots who take a look back at the games from the previous week, breaking down the plays and strategies that proved crucial to the game’s outcome.
As one of NFL Network’s most popular original programs, Playbook expands to four episodes per week. Two new editions analyzing the outcome of the prior week’s matchups debut Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:00 PM ET, followed by AFC and NFC editions Thursday and Friday at 6:00 PM ET.
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