Cleveland Browns: How to watch football like a pro
Cleveland Browns fans are some of the most informed in all football. But are they getting the most out of their football watching experience? Find out how to be a more informed viewer of football here.
Ever watch a Browns game and feel like you are completely missing the game? Ever wonder how the people in the broadcast booth can see things happening on the field that you do not? Ever watch a game in a bar only to wonder how some people seem to know what is happening before everyone else?
If you have ever wondered these things, you have come to the right place for answers. I am about to spill the secrets of how coaches watch football.
This article will not be about watching All-22 or End zone game tape. If you are interested in that, leave a comment in the comment section. But before All-22 or End zone tape can be effectively watched, the informed Browns fan must take the first step, they must learn to watch broadcast game film more effectively.
The problems people have watching broadcast football (i.e. football on TV) are generated by the fact that broadcast angles were invented in a time when football was a different game.
The technology necessary to broadcast football games was in its infancy. Over time, the technology advanced. However, by the time advancements in game angles occurred, the casual viewer was already used to watching football from a certain point of view. Although broadcast networks have tried different options to give fans a different viewing experience, none of those options have caught on enough to justify a wholesale change in the way football is broadcast.
Thus, fans are stuck with a 1950s television angle to watch a game of football played in the style of 2010s. How does the Browns fan overcome this problem?