For whatever reason, sportswriters and commentators this year keep mentioning the “all 22” camera angles that the NFL keeps private. These angles (from the endzone and the 50 yard line), show the entire field, so you can see what everyone does. My buddy Tony sent me a great description of the all 22’s advantages by former NFL player Nate Jackson. Basically, on special teams and pass plays, you learn next to nothing useful from standard TV angles.
So what’s the big fuss? Well, the NFL has decided that we don’t get to see the all 22. That would be too much information. It would be too easy for us to criticize players. Jackson thinks this is because the all 22 shows really violent blocking on kick returns. I just want to figure out if Matt Stafford can take my Lions to the playoffs. If you want to see the all 22 like me, please comment!