The best thing Fouts did all day is share the quote from Suggs about the “window closing” on the possibility of a Super Bowl championship for the Ray-Lewis-Ed-Reed-led Ravens. I’ve heard it before, of course, but in repeating it right after the fumble Suggs caused late in the game, it provided context for some viewers, I suspect, to the urgency that drives this defensive crew even though the skills have declined for some of its older members.
Maybe not. That would require some research – something that seems to be outside the bounds of whatever is said to the CBS booth boys at dinner in the hotel the night before the game.
I have no major complaints about Eagle. He was high energy, informed and stayed on top of most story lines.
Woops, sorry, looking at my notes, I see both he and Fouts initially missed tight end Ed Dickson coming back into the game in the second quarter after making a big deal about him going to the sidelines. Losing track of such matters happens a lot in the booth at CBS. And again, it’s more maddening because the director did a good job in getting the cameras on Dickson on the sidelines right after he went down.
But what does such lack of focus and follow-up in the booth matter when we all had the great privilege Sunday of seeing the Cincinnati Bengals come of age?
Back to you, Boomer and Dan, you knuckleheads.