NFL players take their turn in the booth

Announcing seems like the easiest job in the world, but some current and former NFL players got a chance to find out just how difficult it can be during the broadcast boot camp at NFL Films. We put them to the test, and them call some of the most memorable plays in their team’s history.

Here’s a look at the results.

Nate Burleson gives the call on Barry Sanders‘ epic run against the Cowboys in the 1991 NFC playoffs. Burleson does a good job with this, especially his sign off, so there is definitely something here.

Jarrett Payton gives his take on the “Music City Miracle.” Believe it or not, Payton is actually at a disadvantage here by knowing what is already going to happen. It’s hard to mask the enthusiasm of seeing it for the first time, while in a stadium full of people. So there is something here.

Michael Robinson calls the “Beast Mode” run by Marshawn Lynch. Good job here, though maybe he was a little too graphic with the description at the end. But Robinson is showing some promise.

Joel Dreessen describes the climatic play of “The Drive.” Although, watch through the end when Joel says we’re “going to hate” him. Nope, we don’t hate you Joel. Again, calling plays in a sterile room, already knowing the outcome might be the hardest thing to do.

Troy Brown calling the most memorable play in Patriots’ history (not the Tuck Rule). Good effort by Troy here.

And be sure to catch the latest Pick Six: Greatest calls of all-time.

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