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Cris Collinsworth offers advice to Tony Romo, Jay Cutler

May 16th, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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Veteran broadcaster Cris Collinsworth offered up some amusing advice for Tony Romo and Jay Cutler as they embark upon their new careers. Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

There’s been plenty of discussion out there of the trials Tony Romo and Jay Cutler will face in jumping straight from playing to high-level game analyst jobs, with Boomer Esiason calling it “a trial by fire” and Romo himself admitting “I know I’ll probably stink for a while.” 

Someone who knows what they’re in for is NBC and Showtime analyst Cris Collinsworth, who had some good advice for the duo on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” Tuesday. Collinsworth talked about how vital it is to be honest rather than modify analysis based on their relationships with the subject, and also discussed how they shouldn’t take Twitter criticism too seriously:

This starts with co-host Kyle Brandt reading a previous Collinsworth quote (from a 2015 episode of HBO’s “Real Sports“).

“The hardest thing in broadcasting is you have to be critical of people you really like, and you have to say really nice things about people you really don’t like. I see some people I watch, and they’re taking care of their friends. Honesty is the reason we get paid.” 

Brandt then asks, “So, how do you handle that personally? And then you look at somebody like Cutler and Romo, who have all these friends and all these enemies; what’s your advice to them?” 

Collinsworth responds “Get a dog,” cracking the panel up.

Collinsworth then goes on to say, “Honestly, it’s a tough business. Probably the …

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