We’ve long known that the brain trust over at Fox Sports 1 was juggling a few ideas in terms of altering their daily lineup. It appears we’re one step closer to seeing the fruit of some of their labor. One of their flagship programs, Speak For Yourself, will be relaunched under a new name, Speak, and when they do so, former Philadelphia Eagles star (and future franchise Hall of Famer) LeSean McCoy will be a part of the team alongside someone who was once on the other side of the line of scrimmage in practice, Emmanuel Acho.
The latter appeared in 20 games for the Birds that spanned the 2013 and 2014 seasons and found his way into the starting lineup twice. 33 tackles including 22 of the solo variety were the results of his efforts.
Fox Sports 1 released a statement. Here’s an excerpt.
"At 4:30 PM ET, the revamped SPEAK takes over the airwaves with Emmanuel Acho, LeSean McCoy and Joy Taylor. Acho, a #1 New York Times Bestselling author and two-time Emmy winner, anchors the show alongside FOX Sports newcomer and former Philadelphia Eagles teammate, McCoy, a two-time Super Bowl Champion and six-time Pro Bowler. They are joined by Taylor, a longtime contributor to FS1’s studio shows and former host of UNDISPUTED and THE HERD, who offers her distinctive opinion from the desk each weekday."
Eagles fans have a reason to be in front of the television for ‘Speak’ on weekdays.
As the press release states, Emmanuel Acho returns to the show along with Joy Taylor as it’s been rumored that the network has other plans for Marcellus Wiley. We also know we’ll also continue to be subjected to the constant fodder of why the Dallas Cowboys will be Super Bowl contenders (even if they aren’t) by Skip Bayless on his highly-popular Undisputed show with Shannon Sharpe.
We’re kidding of course… sort of. Still, in the meantime, for Eagles fans everywhere it should be fun to watch Birds alum who once shared on-field snaps transition that energy into sharing verbal snaps on television.