Patriots To Make Sweeping Changes To Preseason Broadcasts

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  1. SRW

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    Fans have heard Don Criqui call preason games since 1994 with Randy Cross providing the color over the last decade, but the duo will be replaced this year as part of a more innovative approach that includes sweeping changes to the current format.

    While their replacements have yet to be announced, the Boston Globe reports that Channel 4’s Dan Roche will likely serve as “host†during the broadcasts – not to be confused with a traditional play-by-play man – and former Patriot Christian Fauria will be the lead analyst.

    During the games, a former Patriot will be on the sideline to serve as an additional analyst and Patriots Football Weekly reporters Paul Perillo and Andy Hart will be stationed in another, separate studio to provide commentary throughout the games.

    Matt Smith, the executive producer of Kraft Sports Productions, explained to the Globe that he’s had this vision for a while and that “the standard down-and-distance approach to calling a preseason game can get pretty stale.â€

    “How long are the starters in there for? The first game, a couple of series. The fourth game, a couple of series,†Smith said. “When they’re in, we’re going to cover the game in a very traditional way.

    “But that’s a small portion of the game. In the fourth quarter, it can get pretty stale. A preseason game is the perfect outlet to try it.’’

    Source: MassLive.com

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