In a game as exciting as the Ravens’ 20-17 upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the broadcast team doesn’t matter that much as long as it avoids major mistakes.
The crew of Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Jamie Erdahl mainly stayed out of the way Sunday and let the play on the field speak for itself.
Couple that with very strong studio shows from CBS Sports featuring Bart Scott and injured Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr., and the network delivered an afternoon of solid coverage.
I would have liked more analysis during the game from Green – much more. But I can’t blame Gumbel’s play-by-play call for that. At least twice he teed it up for Green, trying to draw out and...