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  1. October 29, 2009 at 9:05 am | | Reply

    Agreed 100%. I also think the NFL should have an overhead replay camera that follows the play from above the field. They used to have these cameras a few years back but it seems lately the networks have gotten rid of them. I though they were great as they let you see plays really develop. These cameras would be very useful for checking out of bounds situations or to see how far upfield the ball was taken.

    Just last week there was an iffy goal line play where the side camera didn’t quite show what was going on, but an overhead camera would have given a clearer view of whether the plane was broken.

    Also agree that it’s not the refs’ fault. Sure, they make mistakes but imagine how tough it must be to officiate an NFL game. Anyone expecting them to be perfect is simply not being realistic. Hence why we need to help the refs get the call right!

    1. December 6, 2009 at 11:52 am | | Reply

      That sounds like a Madden View camera. Nice…

  2. November 7, 2009 at 6:51 pm | | Reply

    While watching the Navy-Notre Dame game NBC had a camera view that was down the goal line, it wasn’t a ground level but we were shown a shot clear down the goal line.

    So it is possible for networks to establish cameras looking down the goal line without too much extra effort.

    1. December 6, 2009 at 11:54 am | | Reply

      Sometimes the networks get lucky. When the play is close to the goal line already, they have a better chance of getting a clear view. It’s when they do pan in time on a longer play, I think

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