CBSSN's Trask Lauded By NFL Media Colleagues For Strong Start To Analyst Role
Former Raiders Chief Exec Amy Trask's presence on CBSSN's "That Other Pregame Show" should "already make other networks wonder why their scouting departments didn’t pluck her up first," according to Tom Hoffarth of the L.A. DAILY NEWS. Trask on Wednesday said, "It’s very liberating after all these years with a team to now speak on things where I’m accountable to me. I’m also coming to the realization that sometimes I’m not necessarily best at following direction." NFL Network's Andrea Kremer said Trask is an "amazing breath of fresh air admist the testosterone-laden legions of screaming men." Kremer: "She is so knowledgeable about all aspects of the game, beyond her expertise on the business and financial sides of football, and I’m glad she has an outlet to showcase that information. She is opinionated but it’s informed opinion, not something said to create a headline or debate." Trask called her decision to resign from the Raiders in May after 26 years with the franchise the "hardest decision I have ever made -- I agonized over it -- but it was the right decision for many reasons." Hoffarth notes as Trask "becomes more comfortable with the TV gig, colleagues are noticing." CBS' Bill Cowher on last Sunday's show referred to Trask as the "voice of reason." Hoffarth: "For good reason." She will "have even more exposure when CBS adds her to the 'NFL Today' team Oct. 13 because the show is sending Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe out to game sites." CBS Sports President David Berson said, "Is it nice to have a woman making a meaningful contribution? Certainly. But to be clear, she’s not here because of gender. She just makes us better" (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 10/4).