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11-19-2017, 12:36 AM

This is a hotly debated topic around the league. We had some short references to on the threads this week, but I think a deeper dive might be interesting.

Personally, I love the technology, but I’m not sure if it was used optimally. What I hate about the traditional view is you miss a lot of the action. Things like line splits, defensive zones, combination routes and such. 

I tend to watch the game from the line to the ball, and the Sky Cam can do a much better job of showing it. 

There were more than a few points in the game where it truly felt you were in the action. While that is cool, those closeup shots tend to not include a lot of other pertinent visual information,  much like the traditional view.

I think the biggest objection I’ve heard is about the end zone shot, most  much preferring the line  of scrimage shot. I dunno, having an elevated view from where the safety is, or from the offensive side really gives you a truer sense of what is happening. If I do have a gripe here , maybe if they used a slightly wider angle  might improve things.

One last positive is the replays are undoubtedly much better in my opinion. 

I hope the league continues to develope this further. Obviously it still needs work, but it has a lot of potential.
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11-19-2017, 09:36 AM

plain and simple it sucked. no one buys tickets in the endzone if they can help it. THere's a reason for that. You get no depth on running plays or pass plays. Hard to tell how much yardage is being picked up. You miss seeing some of the field to the left and right as well. No thanks. Hate it.
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11-19-2017, 10:40 AM

(11-19-2017, 09:36 AM)Rollers Wrote: plain and simple it sucked.  no one buys tickets in the endzone if they can help it.  THere's a reason for that.  You get no depth on running plays or pass plays.  Hard to tell how much yardage is being picked up.  You miss seeing some of the field to the left and right as well.  No thanks.  Hate it.

I don’t think using it the whole game is a good idea, maybe judicious usage may be in order, but I get your point.
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11-19-2017, 10:41 AM

(11-19-2017, 09:36 AM)Rollers Wrote: plain and simple it sucked.  no one buys tickets in the endzone if they can help it.  THere's a reason for that.  You get no depth on running plays or pass plays.  Hard to tell how much yardage is being picked up.  You miss seeing some of the field to the left and right as well.  No thanks.  Hate it.

Present sideline view on the networks - end-zone sky cam on the NFL network
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11-19-2017, 08:33 PM

(11-19-2017, 10:40 AM)dbsfgyd1 Wrote:
(11-19-2017, 09:36 AM)Rollers Wrote: plain and simple it sucked.  no one buys tickets in the endzone if they can help it.  THere's a reason for that.  You get no depth on running plays or pass plays.  Hard to tell how much yardage is being picked up.  You miss seeing some of the field to the left and right as well.  No thanks.  Hate it.

I don’t think using it the whole game is a good idea, maybe judicious usage may be in order, but I get your point.

I think they always used it judiciously.  I like seeing the replay on running downs after the fact.  It explains a lot.  But not as the main view  Perhaps for the football student or genius it's a great view.  I don't watch football to analyze every single play.  I want to see as much of the action as I can.  Like you said use it "judiciously"  as a teaching tool or to explain what went right and wrong.  I like that.  NOT as the main view.  I kept waiting and waiting for them to switch back to the sideline view.  The one thing I liked about it was showing the incredibly tight windows that the quarterbacks can throw through for completions.  I still want the sideline view though
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11-21-2017, 05:52 AM

I didn't care to much for it either. I had to laugh at Trico or Collinsworth (can't remember which one) who called the operators "pilots".

What a joke.


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