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While the talent roster for the new format isn’t finalized, all signs point to Channel 4’s Dan Roche taking over as host rather than a conventional play-by-play voice (“a traffic-cop role,’’ Smith said), with former Patriot Christian Fauria alongside as an analyst.
There will also be a former Patriots player on the field as an analyst rather than a conventional sideline reporter. There are still details to be worked out on who it will be.
Throughout the broadcast, there will be cutaways and split-screen shots of Patriots Football Weekly reporters Paul Perillo and Andy Hart in a separate studio, where they will analyze personnel, explain plays on a telestrator, and engage viewers via social media.