Bucs Question Irks Charley Casserly

April 28th, 2015
NFL Network's Charlie Casserly got bent when asked an unrehearsed Bucs question yesterday.

NFL Network’s Charley Casserly got bent when asked an unrehearsed Bucs question yesterday.

Here is a window into modern media, and specifically into TV sports, thanks indirectly to the Bucs.

You may have heard passing references to TV news and roundtable shows having production meetings. That is when key participants review discussion topics, so when the show goes live everyone is not only on the same page, but no one is blindsided and gives a stupid answer.

It’s not farfetched to suggest these production meetings are “rehearsals.” Gotcha moments are great for TV viewers but often get TV production folks fired.

NFL Network viewers got a taste of this first-hand yesterday when former Redskins and Texans general manager Charley Casserly was asked about investigating potential draft picks during a discussion of the Bucs interviewing at least 75 different people while vetting Jameis Winston.

Casserly, as you can see in this Deadspin.com video, wigged out claiming this question was never discussed in the production meeting and scolded his colleague for asking him a question that hasn’t been rehearsed.

It’s funny, and enlightening into the inner-workings of TV.

15 Responses to “Bucs Question Irks Charley Casserly”

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    What an uptight old geyser. No wonder he is unemployable in the actual league. This was truly entertaining!

  2. ander Says:

    even casserly is feeling pressure lol

  3. cmurda Says:

    Although it is no secret that these “live” interviews are scripted and rehearsed, it just shows how incredibly conditioned these “experts” are. Ok, so we didn’t rehearse it. What a crime! Is it that difficult to answer a question that directly relates to the occupational role you served with 2 NFL teams. It’s like asking me about potential deductions on a tax return and me saying, “whoa whoa whoa you told me you had questions related to reportable income”. Shut the heck up and answer the not so difficult question Charley D – Bag.

  4. tmaxcon Says:

    man what a grump… your talking about a game not curing cancer fool.

  5. Hawk Says:

    I didn’t see such a big deal. *IF* it is status quo to pre-discuss topics that are going to be aired (so as to impart knowledgeable information, rather than off-hand remarks), then I find it strange that the host had the wrong papers or went ‘rogue’ on live TV. These shows want to ‘appear’ informative and that means all guests/co-hosts need to have current research available for the topics that will be discussed.
    Quite frankly, from Joes’ description, I expected Casserly to come off as a raving lunatic. All I saw was a man confused by a curve ball from his own pitcher.
    The funniest thing on there was Casserlys’ hair.

  6. mac Says:


    Charley Casserly is so uptight!!! What a dork!!!

    Waaaa… Don’t ask me anything we haven’t rehearsed!!!! Waaaaaa!!!!

    I might have to think and give a sincere and unrehearsed answer!!! WAAAAAAA!!!!

    Your lame Charley!!!

  7. The Real Malloy Says:

    i used to like charley…what a jerk..

  8. voice of reason Says:

    that was good stuff!

  9. mjc Says:

    Needs a teleprompter to speak and think.

  10. Dean Says:

    Of course, Charley wants to have an idea of what is to be asked of him. After all, that’s what rehearsals are for.
    No one wants to get asked about a specific player or incident that they may not have complete knowledge.

    But this time he was asked about procedures in vetting any top draft choice. Presumably, a standard course of actions taken by any GM.

    Bill Polian and even Mark Dominick have fielded questions like this over and over again and have provided clear and concise insight into the GM’s responsibilities and actions on issues just like this.

    Come on Charley, you can do better than that.

  11. port richey george Says:

    I never knew those conversations were rehearsed. I guess the same must be true of the sunday pregame shows during NFL season. very interesting…..

  12. Ray Rice Says:

    FUKN Chuck checked his a$$! LOL! That’s the fire Aunt Geraldine needs.

  13. Hawk Says:

    port richey george Said:

    “I never knew those conversations were rehearsed. I guess the same must be true of the sunday pregame shows during NFL season. very interesting…..”

    Yep. Same goes for political programs and even your six o’clock news.

  14. The original "Kevin" Says:

    What a douch bag. He could have just winged it not like it was a freestyle down the 8 mile

  15. Greg Says:

    This is great!