NFL reporter lifts the lid on one 'disturbing' aspect of job

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Melanie Collins, pictured here during a college basketball game in 2017.
Melanie Collins looks on during a college basketball game in 2017. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

NFL sideline reporter Melanie Collins says she finds it 'disturbing' how much time she spends on planes for her job.

During a recent Q&A with fans on Instagram, Collins was asked about whether she gets tired from the constant travel.

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“It’s disturbing how many hours of my life I’ve spent sitting on planes,” she wrote alongside a photo of the miles she's accumulated on Delta Air Line this year.

The TV star's photo showed she's spent 1.86 million kilometres in the air.

While Collins conceded she does get tired, she said it's "all worth it" for her dream job.

Collins is also a host on the Golf Channel and has covered college football and college basketball for CBS.

In a separate post, she wrote: “It’s not lost on me how lucky I am to call this my ‘job’."

When asked what advice she would give budding reporters, Collins said “get all of the experience” they can while still in school.

“Be open minded about your role or title," she added.

"The industry continues to change and evolve.

“Always be the most prepared person in the room.

“Develop a thick skin, be yourself, say yes to anything that will get you experience, and don’t take yourself too seriously!”

Collins is also a fill-in host for SportsNation on ESPN and was formerly the face of Yahoo Sports.

Bucs upset as Cowboys bounce back in NFL

Meanwhile, Tom Brady was intercepted twice and his Buccaneers suffered a shock 29-19 defeat at the Washington Football Team in the NFL on Sunday.

The reigning Super Bowl champions were coming off a bye week looking to atone for their defeat against the New Orleans Saints.

But they were stunned by a team without a win in the last month on a difficult afternoon for seven-time Super Bowl winner Brady - the Bucs dropping to a 6-3 record.

"Not a great day of football for us," Brady, who finished 23-of-34 for 220 yards, said.

"We just never really played on our terms. We played from behind the whole game, and they played a good game."

Melanie Collins, pictured here speaking to Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans.
Melanie Collins speaks to Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)

Brady's former team the New England Patriots extended their winning run to four games with a stunning 45-7 thrashing of the Cleveland Browns.

The Buffalo Bills (6-3) responded to their embarrassing loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars last week by swatting aside the New York Jets 45-17.

And the Dallas Cowboys were another team to comprehensively bounce back from a defeat as they hammered the Atlanta Falcons 43-3.

Dak Prescott threw two touchdowns to CeeDee Lamb and rushed in for another while running back Ezekiel Elliott also crossed the goal-line twice, ending any concerns the Cowboys (7-2) had been figured out in their comprehensive loss to the Denver Broncos last Sunday.

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