Monday, August 1, 2005

Gannon Picks Mike Over Clipboard After Retirement

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – You can take the football away from Rich Gannon, but you can’t take him away from football.

The former Oakland Raiders quarterback may have retired from playing the game but he’s just jumped teams and joined CBS Sports as a game analyst.

Gannon says he wanted to stay close to the game after a neck injury cut his career a bit short and figured the best way to do that was to call games.

Unlike some athletes who go into broadcasting, Gannon never thought he would be a broadcaster, but figures his “passion for the game” will keep him near football in some capacity from here on out.

It could even mean being a coach in the future although the 2002 MVP is a bit reluctant to hold a clipboard just yet.

In his words, “To be honest with you, coaching takes a lot of time and with my family, I don’t know if that’s something I want to do yet.”

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