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Jason Witten Believes He'll End Up On The Sidelines Again As Coach

February 14, 2019 - 5:18 pm
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten believes he'll end up on the sidelines once again. Not as a player, but as a coach.

Witten, who is currently the color commentator for ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcast, talked about a future in coaching with Ben Rogers of the 'Ben and Skin Show' on Thursday.

"I think so," Witten said when asked if it was fair to say that he'll be a football coach at some point in his career. "I coach my little kid's flag football team right now, and I hear the parents criticism ... so I think I'm getting myself ready for that."

Witten then went on to talk about how playing the game and now being a broadcaster is helping him prepare to be a coach someday. 

"My rookie year, I dropped a pass on Thanksgiving Day. My mom, my grandparents, were really upset because the announcers said something like, 'he should have caught the pass.' I'm like, 'are you kidding me? Of course, I should have caught the pass.'

"And you'd think playing for the Cowboys you'd get a lot of criticism, but try to work in a TV booth on Monday night ... everybody's got an opinion. So it's getting me prepared to deal with all the naysayers as a coach, (saying) 'you should have gone for it ... you shouldn't have gone for it.' All those things. I think, like anything, you want to be around it. Much like you guys wake up every day, you're passionate about being a part of a company that's bigger than you. Being a part of a team that's bigger than you. And there's great satisfaction that comes from that. Yeah, you want to make a living, you want to make a great career, but you also want to do it with people you enjoy, and I think that's what I love about coaching."