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CBS NFL Pregame Shakeup: Marino and Sharpe Out, Gonzalez In

Image: CBS NFL Pregame Shakeup: Marino and Sharpe Out, Gonzalez In Dan Marino, left, Shannon Sharpe, center, and Tony Gonzalez.

Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 01:43 PM

By Alexandra Ward

Dan Marino's days as an NFL pregame analyst for CBS Sports are over now that the network has decided to bring in some fresh faces starting next season. Shannon Sharpe is gone, too.

CBS execs want "a fresh insightful perspective" and have decided to cut Marino and Sharpe from the "The NFL Today" pregame show in favor of bringing on Tony Gonzalez.

"While we welcome Tony, we want to acknowledge Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe who have contributed greatly to the success of 'The NFL Today' for more than a decade," CBS Sports head Sean McManus said in a statement. "Dan and Shannon are true Hall of Famers on the field and in front of the camera."

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Gonzalez, who recently retired after 17 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons, told Sports Illustrated he never envisioned himself as an analyst.

"I was always one of those players who said when I get done playing I'm going to detach myself from everything and spend time with my family every day," he said. "But about three years ago I started to think more about retirement and I started to do more television and I said to myself: 'This is fun.' What a great way for me to stay connected to the game and give back to the game."

Gonzalez said he plans to take notes from other NFL legends who have made the jump from the field to the broadcaster's booth, like Michael Strahan and Boomer Esiason.

"It’s those type of guys I am looking to model myself after if I can," he said. "I know that is reaching pretty high and I know it will take awhile to be as comfortable as they are and to articulate my thoughts as well as those guys do."

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