The NFL has been adding in-game technology for its coaches slowly, from speakers in quarterbacks’ and linebackers’ helmets to tablets on the sideline. It makes sense that the next step is allowing them to view video in game. It’s not like the league hasn’t had the technology for it.
Teams have been allowed to use video in one game this preseason. Everyone should be happy about that, right?
“It helps bad coaches,” Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.
Arians is not a wallflower, so it’s not surprising he’d speak out against video use. And his argument against video use during games — when the regular season starts coaches will still be allowed to only use still photos, so don’t bother tagging your favorite coach on that Vine you made in the first quarter — makes sense. Arians said the video would help offensive coaches more, because offenses rarely run the same play but many blitz packages can be the same.Read More »from Bruce Arians: 'Bad coaches' benefit from in-game video experiment