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Key Player Gets the Boot in ESPN’s ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’ Shakeup

Feb 7, 2019  •  Post A Comment

In a move that could signal more changes ahead for ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown,” The New York Post reports that Charles Woodson is off the show.

“Woodson, the Heisman Trophy winner, Super Bowl champion and future Hall of Famer, never really took off on the show, which has been hosted by Sam Ponder the past two years,” The Post reports.

Woodson, who has been with ESPN for three years, confirmed his exit from the network on his Instagram account. Woodson joined the network soon after retiring from football.

“The other main analysts on the ‘Sunday Countdown’ set have been ex-Jets coach Rex Ryan, former Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and Hall of Famer Randy Moss,” The Post notes. “The show has struggled to find its footing following the forced departure of Chris Berman two years ago. Ponder replaced Berman and struggled her first season.”

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  1. Berman had been talking for a number of years of retiring. He said in an interview almost a decade ago, he didn’t want to be broadcasting in his 60’s. It is very hard to replace a personality like his with just anyone. Berman has been the face of ESPN almost since the network started. ESPN should have been prepping someone to take his place years ago. They had to expect that there would be an issue replacing him as the host and not just anyone would work. Even Vin Scully retired.

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