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This Sept. 14, 2009, file photo shows Monday

This Sept. 14, 2009, file photo shows Monday Night Football analyst Ron Jaworski before an NFL football game, in Foxborough, Mass. Credit: AP

Much fun has been made - a lot of it by me - of the fact ESPN has flooded Jets camp with so many of its reporters, analysts, hosts and other assorted personnel.

Among the strangest quirks of the network's three-day visit has been perhaps a national television first: extended, live play-by-play and analysis of training camp practices.

How did Ron Jaworksi feel about doing that Monday and Wednesday? (The players were off Tuesday.)

"This is great," he said after practice Wednesday. "I thought it was phenomenal. I try to think there are what, about 500 people out here, but there are a million people out there watching on TV who have never been to an NFL training camp.

"I tried to at least educate them on what was going on out here, what each drill was for, what they were doing. The horn blows. What does that mean? It was really kind of cool to go in people’s living rooms from a training camp facility.

"The Jets have been phenomenal with us. They allow us access, they give us the scripts of practice and it’s been a very educational process for all of us."

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