Who is into breaking down film?

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  1. BlitzFritz

    BlitzFritz Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Football is a weird kind of braniac sport (see Belichick in wiki) because there is so much happening on every play. It is very hard to appreciate what really happens during a play or a game, which is why break down film is so important and fulfilling.

    We have a few guys in here who have revealed cool insights about the games within the game. (Unoriginal for one).

    My hope is that the quality of viewing and analysis of this great sport could take a great leap forward. For example, when will we get:

    - more full field aspect on tv. One of the great joys of going to Gillette is to watch the receivers patterns develop against the secondary. all that is lost on tv.

    - better play breakdowns. announcers dont really breakdown the play so much as report the run, the catch, the tackle. but why did that play work?

    - multiple angle selections for watching a game or play

    Am I nuts, or are we just scratching the surface in appreciating this awesome sport? :confused:

  2. BlitzFritz

    BlitzFritz Third String But Playing on Special Teams

  3. cavtroop

    cavtroop In the Starting Line-Up

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    I'd kill to have alternate views of the field - both the whole field from the endzone, and from high on the sidelines. It wouldn't make for great TV, but would make for some great post-game analysis.

    I wish coaches tape were made available to the public after a game (yeah, I know, pipe dream). that way neophytes like me could take a look, and learn.

    Too often during the broadcast, the camera stays zoomed in on a QB's face right up until the snap or some BS, and you dont even get to see what formations the Off and Def are in. That drives me nuts.
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  5. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    The solution to this problem would be to not do it live. Tuesday should be a day where on the NFL network they air each games Endzone wide shots for the crazy fans that actually would like to analyze the game. I know I would. As it is now I usually watch the games a second and sometimes third time and this would be much more productive as far as actaully getting a good breakdown of the plays/formations.
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  6. unoriginal

    unoriginal In the Starting Line-Up

    No, you're not nuts. I have more respect for the knowledge of volunteer local high school coaches then I do for most well-paid football "analysts" on TV. There might be some non-disclosure stuff that can't be said fairly - it would probably be unethical to "gameplan" a team publicly in advance - but I think most of the meatheads out there genuinely don't know jack about football beyond "the turnover battle will decide the game" and "they must have gotten a great halftime speech from the coach."

    Brilliant idea.
  7. kurtinelson

    kurtinelson In the Starting Line-Up

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    You should check out some of the streaming live games on NFL.com. I had to watch the Pats San Diego debacle on the computer because I just moved and my cable TV wasn't installed. It is very clunky, but gives you an idea of interactive football viewing. They have upto 5 different views to choose from, including an endzone view and sideline view. That will be the future of NFL viewing IMO.

    Regular telecasts are terrible because you can never see a passing play develop downfield in real-time. In fact, IMO unless you see all the games live, you can not have an informed opinion on the ability of a players in the secondary since so much of their play is out of the field of view.
  8. TheGodInAGreyHoodie

    TheGodInAGreyHoodie Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Or if not every game on Tuesday. One game a week show one good game (ie close between to good team) show every play from every angle.

    And/or sell DVDs that have the all of the coaches tapes that the teams get for the league.
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