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Wouldn't a "helmet cam" for every QB be a great way to watch the game (replays, etc)

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I'm thinking the NFL needs to embed tiny helmet cameras in the face mask of every QB so that we get a wide angle of exactly what quarterbacks see when a play is going on.  The NFL often points out when a receiver is running uncovered and will frequently replay it.  I think it would be so cool to see what the QB sees (over linemen, to the sidelines, etc).  Would be cool to see the pressure coming up the middle with some sound.

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I like the idea but only for replays or a small split screen in the bottom or something for a short time. A whole game wouldn't be to good I'm thinking. The NHL has the "Ref Cam" on their helmets sometimes but they only use it sparingly and not in many games.

 

When is the NFL going to put a camera on the endzone pylon perpendicular to the goal line so Refs, and fans can confirm the player "broke the plane"? I swear everytime they have the replay there its always at some funky angle or not a good view to make the correct call. Cmon, NFL, its not that difficult right?!

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I'm sure soon enough they'll be able to implant cameras right on the QB's corena......

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I think a helmet cam  would be marginal, too jerky and moving around , probably get motion sickness watching it..  QBs look with their eyes anyway, 

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2 minutes ago, RoyBatty is alive said:

I think a helmet cam  would be marginal, too jerky and moving around , probably get motion sickness watching it..  QBs look with their eyes anyway, 

 

This is what I’m thinking.  

The catchers cam in baseball, it still gives a slight walleye vision and anyone more than 50 feet away looks tiny.  The view just wouldn’t be good.

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Why not? Seems like everyone else is doing it now.

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I could see this in practice so the coaches can see what JA is seeing and what he is not. A good coaching tool but other than that, it's a no.

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We already have to deal with watching Brady... I don't want to see 3 hours of him staring at other men's asses or swapping spit with his teammates and Belicheat.

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Posted (edited)

Too young to remember the world league?

they had helmet cams way back then

 

Edited by nickrage

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15 hours ago, RoyBatty is alive said:

I think a helmet cam  would be marginal, too jerky and moving around , probably get motion sickness watching it..  QBs look with their eyes anyway, 

Agree.  Watched some baseball with a camera on the facemask.  Too jerky to watch for long.

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There is software out there that can take out the jerkiness of the video. No idea how long it takes to process however.

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16 hours ago, I am the egg man said:

I think a camera on the centers posterior be a good way to see how a QB reads a pre snap defense.

 

Just don't put it on that guy from Denver who use to always pee his pants during games.

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Why stop there? Always thought this would be fun.

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Let’s stick with the Ref cam so that when the fans yell “what the heck are you looking at?” ...we’ll all know. 😉

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My work is trying to make it so that we have to wear a very small camera on our shoulder. Our union will NEVER allow this so I vote no for any camera attached to a player.

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They should have built in helmet cams on all players for every conceivable angle

 

 

 

15 minutes ago, Call_Of_Ktulu said:

My work is trying to make it so that we have to wear a very small camera on our shoulder. Our union will NEVER allow this so I vote no for any camera attached to a player.

 

 

Unfortunately its inevitability of our future.. Every single thing will be on camera 24/7. There will be no escape until we invent cloaking devices. But to set your mind at ease regarding your employer, they'll be mounted to the robots doing your job

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3 minutes ago, ddaryl said:

 

They should have built in helmet cams on all players for every conceivable angle

 

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately its inevitability of our future.. Every single thing will be on camera 24/7. There will be no escape until we invent cloaking devices. But to set your mind at ease regarding your employer, they'll be mounted to the robots doing your job

They won't have the technology for robots doing my job until maybe 2100.

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1 minute ago, Call_Of_Ktulu said:

They won't have the technology for robots doing my job until maybe 2100.


Yeah I'm good for awhile too as a maintenance technician. Until those ***** figure out how to fix themselves.. I will also be retired in aboot 8 years, Eh!

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18 hours ago, Marv Levy said:

I like the idea but only for replays or a small split screen in the bottom or something for a short time. A whole game wouldn't be to good I'm thinking. The NHL has the "Ref Cam" on their helmets sometimes but they only use it sparingly and not in many games.

 

When is the NFL going to put a camera on the endzone pylon perpendicular to the goal line so Refs, and fans can confirm the player "broke the plane"? I swear everytime they have the replay there its always at some funky angle or not a good view to make the correct call. Cmon, NFL, its not that difficult right?!

https://operations.nfl.com/the-game/technology/nfl-pylon-cameras/

 

started a few years ago. Not league wide yet.

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18 hours ago, Marv Levy said:

I like the idea but only for replays or a small split screen in the bottom or something for a short time. A whole game wouldn't be to good I'm thinking. The NHL has the "Ref Cam" on their helmets sometimes but they only use it sparingly and not in many games.

 

When is the NFL going to put a camera on the endzone pylon perpendicular to the goal line so Refs, and fans can confirm the player "broke the plane"? I swear everytime they have the replay there its always at some funky angle or not a good view to make the correct call. Cmon, NFL, its not that difficult right?!

 

Also - get rid of that touchback rule on the goalline.  You give the defense a distinct benefit to almost knock the ball out of the endzone instead of attempting to recover it(i know this is technically a penalty, but if it doesn't look obvious it won't get called).  Call it an "illegal advance" and make it 1st and goal from the 10 or something.  Plus it wouldn't be as big of a game changer when a guy dives for the pylon (one of the more exciting plays in football), and is slightly bobbling it as he touches the pylon.

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19 hours ago, Marv Levy said:

I like the idea but only for replays or a small split screen in the bottom or something for a short time. A whole game wouldn't be to good I'm thinking. The NHL has the "Ref Cam" on their helmets sometimes but they only use it sparingly and not in many games.

 

When is the NFL going to put a camera on the endzone pylon perpendicular to the goal line so Refs, and fans can confirm the player "broke the plane"? I swear everytime they have the replay there its always at some funky angle or not a good view to make the correct call. Cmon, NFL, its not that difficult right?!

You always were a smart cookie, Marv. ;)

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Maybe as camera tech gets better, but I've seen this view before and it isnt as cool as I'd hoped. As others have mentioned, too jerky. But also, doesnt really give a wide angle view. You end up not seeing much.

 

My FAVORITE view is still the SkyCam floating camera, right behind the QB. Pretty much the "Madden View". Gives a wide shot of the whole field.

 

Like this:

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