Here’s something for you. The NFL has announced that fans who love their football will now have access to the coaches films on NFL.com. Once only available to the media and to the coaches and players themselves, fans will now be able to see the films through the NFL website and through two tablet apps, NFL Game Rewind and NFL Game Pass.
The films called “All 22″ and “High End Zone” allow viewers to see plays materialize from angles not seen on TV.
And the NFL is giving fans a telestrator option so they can add their own analysis to the plays. It’s all about bringing fans closer to the game.
Here’s the NFL press release.
NFL.COM TO OFFER FANS COACHES FILM THROUGH NFL GAME REWIND & NFL GAME PASS
NFL.com is bringing fans even more innovative ways to get closer to football anytime they want and anywhere they are.
Two exclusive camera angles, “All-22” and “High End Zone” views, will be available for every play in 2012, as well as every play from the archived 2011 season.
The “All 22″ camera is positioned high above the NFL playing field and shows a view of the field that includes all 22 players at the same time. This All-22 camera view may be used to analyze all plays and players on any given play in a game.
The High End Zone camera is positioned on either side of a field, high above the goal posts and behind the end zone. This camera angle shows what the play looks like as game action is happening coming toward or going away from the end-zone camera.
For more information on Coaches Film go to http://www.nfl.com/coachesfilm
NFL.com also is introducing a telestrator function enabling fans to “channel their inner Mayock,” analyzing plays by drawing over a still frame with a touch of a finger and then sharing their commentary with friends. The telestrator feature is available exclusively with the NFL Game Rewind and NFL Game Pass tablet apps. Each app is available as a free download and lets fans take their Coaches Film and telestrations with them wherever they go.
In addition, for the first time, the full suite of NFL.com’s subscription products will be available for iPad and select Android tablets starting this season.
NFL Game Rewind delivers to fans in the United States every play of every 2012 NFL Regular Season game online in HD and commercial-free, complete with DVR controls (after the game has aired on television). NFL Game Rewind also provides archived games from the 2009 season to present day.
NFL Game Pass offers fans outside of the United States every Regular Season game live or on-demand online in HD. NFL Game Pass offers full DVR controls to let fans pause, rewind, and replay live and archived game action. NFL Game Pass also provides archived games from the 2009 season to present day.
Last year, NFL.com introduced the “Condensed Games” feature to both Game Rewind and Game Pass allowing fans to watch every play, plus select replays of the biggest moments of each game in approximately 30 minutes.
In addition, NFL Preseason Live enables fans in the United States to watch live and on-demand NFL Preseason out-of-market games. Preseason Live gives fans additional viewing options including picture-in-picture, dual and quad view modes, so fans may watch multiple games on the same screen. Fans may pause, rewind, and replay live and archived game action with full DVR controls. The Condensed Games feature will also be coming to Preseason Live this season, allowing fans to watch any preseason game in roughly 30 minutes. (Note: NFL Preseason Live does not include Coaches Film or telestrator option).
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