This past week, Fansided partnered with Sports Illustrated, and fansided editors across the NFL rated the broadcast teams for each of the games. The Panthers Editor put together the Bills and Panthers game review.
Best moment: The two had a good flow and did a nice job of calling the final drive when EJ Manuel took the Bills 80 yards for the game-winning touchdown. Stockton captured the emotion and intensity of the drive while Barber pitched in with helpful commentary.
Where they fell short: I didn’t have much of a problem with either, but if I’m going to nitpick it would be on Barber’s bias towards defensive players. After a pretty clear hold by the defender on a pass to Greg Olsen, I believe he referred to it as a “ticky-tack call,” which isn’t surprising considering that he was a defensive back when the NFL allowed a lot more leeway with hands on receivers.
If I had to give them a grade: B
Stockton is a pro’s pro, but Barber doesn’t give off the vibe that he’s 100 percent comfortable in the booth yet. His commentary was puzzling at times, although it didn’t take away much from the game. There weren’t any major gaffes or mistakes. – Brandon Becker at Cat Crave.
I agree with Brandon and with his review.
This week the Bills and Jets have drawn the announcing crew of Marv Albert and Rich Gannon.
If you would like to see how the rest of the editors rated the announcing crews you can check it out here.