According to SI.com's Richard Deitsch, Mike Mayock will replace Joe Theismann and Matt Millen on NFL Network's eight-game Thursday night football package this season.
Chris Wesseling, who has covered Thursday night games for Rotoworld the past couple of seasons, is dancing a jig in celebration. The league snubbed excellent in-house candidate Mayock in favor of the brutal Theismann/Millen duo last year, a sign the network was more concerned with "names" than quality. They learned their lesson, likely after just one game's worth of Theismann's goofy pontifications. Gus Johnson, the man who inspired the "Law of Gus" for close games, is also a candidate to replace play-by-play man Bob Papa