With all the fans at Gillette recently Tweeting away about what’s going on during each session, I came accross an interesting article this afternoon that could see those same fans eventually see some changes.
Many fans have heard about the media rules regarding Tweeting during practice, or talking about defensive alignments, etc. In training camp since fans can attend (and have access to the same technology), it seemed like a silly policy since those same rules don’t seem to still apply.
Apparently the Dolphins are the first team to complain publicly about the practice, telling the fans through the Florida Sun Sentinal that they’re requesting fans no longer shoot video of practice and throw it on YouTube.
“We have rules in place that don’t allow fans to take video of practice,” said Dolphins spokesperson Harvey Greene on Wednesday. “Those rules exist so that we’re not placed at a competitive disadvantage by having the teams we play see video of any portion of our practices.”
It sounds like some practice videos appeared recently on YouTube that the front office didn’t like, and now it apparently caused Miami to take the first step in enforcing this new policy. Greene hopes the fans understand.
“I’m sure that our fans understand that concern and I’m confident they will follow our camp guidelines to prevent that from happening again,” he said.
It should be interesting to see how this affects the rest of the teams, as it’s been an issue that’s been debated for quite a while.
Needless to say, stay tuned….