You always hear coaches and players talk after games, that they’ll need to “get back in there and watch the tape.” Prior to this year, that “tape” has always been a mystery to fans. We, as fans, have never been granted access to the game tape that players and coaches have access to.
We all know, watching on TV gives you limited viewpoints; you can’t watch coverages, focus in on routes, see exactly what the quarterback sees, etc… but starting this year, fans can now pay to have what they’re calling “All-22″ – access to all 22 field cameras and their video the day after the game so fans can breakdown the game EXACTLY like the players and coaches do in their offices. You can read about it here.
The question is: is this a good thing for the league? Allowing Monday Morning Quarterbacks the ability to sit at home and critique their teams under a finer microscope than ever before? Will players like their fans being able to analyze them even more so from every angle possible? The slippery slope of NFL access for fans may just be getting started…
We discussed our thoughts on this subject in a recent show, where do you stand on this subject?