Being the best-informed man in the NFL is a busy job, and Adam Schefter simply will not put aside his obligations as the all-knowing voice of football news for trivial things like television appearances.
In the spirit of anyone who has ever pulled out his/her phone at the dinner table, Schefter texted his way through a segment on NFL Insiders on Tuesday.
— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) March 8, 2016
It’s hard to really fault the guy. Seeing Schefter typing vigorously on his phone really only reinforces that show’s “insider” brand, and who wants to listen to Ed Werder talk about Brock Osweiler when you’ve got breaking news on your hands.
Giants and JPP reach agreement on a 1-year deal, as @RapSheet reported. JPP's deal worth up to $10.5 million. Arizona made late push for him
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2016
As SB Nation points out, Schefter texting/tweeting on live TV is not a new phenomenon. In fact, he’s previously been caught taking a call on air…
Love Schefter taking a phone call on live TV pic.twitter.com/THi6hMv0Eo
— Joe Gilbert (@iggybrowns) March 10, 2015
… and even eyeing multiple phones at once.
— Wes Fuller (@OneFuller) March 11, 2014
NFL news does not take a break for television appearances, and neither does Schefter.