With the newest camera innovation planned for NFL telecasts, we would have had a pylon-eyes view of how Ed Reed wrapped the ball across the plane of the goal line on his interception return for a touchdown on Monday night.
The NFL Network will be putting tiny cameras in the goal-line pylons, possibly as soon as Thursday nights Bears-Packers game.
Weve added a couple extra cameras in a couple of spots, NFL Network executive Mark Quenzel said in a conference call. Were playing around with a camera, believe it or not, thats going to be in the pylon. I dont know if were going to have it this week. Were still working out some kinks on the pylons, that allow us to see goal-line stands, those types of things, and were going to add a couple of cameras for isolating players.
This could be a cool view right down the goal line and especially beneficial for instant-replay reviews by officials, as Pro Football Talk points out. You do wonder, however, how often that view of whether the ball carrier scored will end up being blocked by other players or even the officials themselves.
However, its just another piece that can make the in-home viewing experience of an NFL game superior to the in-stadium version. Come on, fans, tell the truth: When youre at the game, dont you miss the first-down yellow line?