Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters and Producer Jay Rothman Discuss 2017 MNF Season
ESPN conducted a media conference call on Wednesday with Monday Night Football producer Jay Rothman and commentators Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters to discuss the 2017 NFL season. ESPN kicks off the 48th year of MNF on September 11 with a doubleheader: New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings (6:55 p.m. ET) and Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos (10:15 p.m.). Full audio replay; MNF TV schedule and photos).
Topics discussed on this call: Adrian Peterson’s return to Minnesota … LA Rams rookie head coach Sean McVay … New York Giants’ Super Bowl window with Eli Manning … Sean Payton, Drew Brees and New Orleans Saints … Beth Mowins on MNF … National Anthem coverage … Quarterbacks playing in their 40s … Jay Cutler and Miami Dolphins … NFL reducing ad breaks … Kirk Cousins and Washington Redskins … Joe Flacco and Baltimore Ravens … Teams identifying franchise quarterbacks … Sam Bradford and Minnesota Vikings … Marshawn Lynch and Oakland Raiders … New technology on MNF and ratings outlook … Trevor Siemian and Denver Broncos … Matthew Stafford, his new contract and Detroit Lions … Nathan Peterman and Buffalo Bills … Mitchell Trubisky and Chicago Bears … Carson Wentz and Philadelphia Eagles.