How to Watch NFL Coaches Tape

July 12, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Using NFL coaches tape need not be an overly complex process or a proper practice reserved for so-called aficionados.
So there will be no semi-patronizing references to football as a "game of chess" or the use of the All-22 allowing people to "see the whole board." Before delving into this how-to on the uses of coaches tape, it is important to remember these are only the tips and habits of this author, who claims no higher level of expertise.
The benefit of coaches tape is to make it easier to examine the essential details of an individual play. That is it. No matter how many people try to claim it is a tool designed for the experts, the All-22 film is meant to simplify the game.
That is why coaches and players use it. That is not meant as a slight on the intelligence of any NFL coaches or players. But there is simply no other way to successfully analyze a game full of plays created and destroyed by multiple factors, other than simplifying them.
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