For the Tampa and Atlanta road games, he was alone in Charlotte with his monitor, meaning for some of his early reps, the former NFL safety was figuratively on an island.
Now that Coleman has some games in, he can settle in behind his All-22 monitor and break down plays for Mixon the same way he watched tape as a player. So Coleman can point out that on Jones’ long run, the Panthers had eight men in the box, one player fell out of his gap, and that left plenty of room to run.
“This part is kind of my wheelhouse,” Coleman said. “I know the game of football, so talking about what I see, in terms of coverages and formations, that’s what I do.”
The Xs and Os of the game come easy for Coleman, but fitting into a broadcast with people