With one game remaining on their broadcast calender for the 2011 NFL season, FOX will have their "A" team of Joe Buck (play-by-play) and Troy Aikman (analyst) in the booth with Pam Oliver and Chris Myers working the sidelines for Sunday's NFC Championship Game between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers.
A Hall of Fame quarterback who was coached by Norv Turner with the 1991-93 Dallas Cowboys, Aikman noted how different 49ers quarterback Alex Smith's career could have been if he got to work more than one season with Turner, who coordinated the 49ers' offense in 2006.
"Absolutely it could have been (different)," Aikman said of Smith's carfeer. "Absolutely. I know what Norv does for a quarterback and I know what he meant to my career.
"That's a big part of it is having a guy who really understands offense who is able to put you in the right position. Unfortunately for Alex, Norv was just there one season and then he moved on. You know, Brett Favre ran the same offense for 35 years or however long it was. There's something to be said for that."
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