With Madden 13 being released tomorrow, and reading a thread in the NHL 13 forum, I felt it's time to share something I have felt strongly about for several years now. When is the NFL going to change the way it broadcasts it's games. I feel the view we get in Madden, allows to see what happens on a particular play better, why a play worked or why it got blown up. I feel it provides a better understanding of what the hell we are watching. When I watch on Sunday, and I see Mike Vick complete a 20 yard pass to Jeremy Maclin, I see the play happen, But I didn't see Maclin come open, I didn't see what Vick was looking at before deciding to make that pass. I didn't see the other options. Maybe it's years of playing these games talking, But I want to see the play happen from behind the offense. I want to see that hole open up before Shady McCoy runs through it and chews off 7 yards before he's even touched.
Football isn't the only sport I want to see this. Given the quick back and forth nature of hockey, you couldn't do it the whole game, but while a team is cycling on the powerplay, it would give a nice insight on how that play happened, and why the scoring chance or goal was scored. I realize there are some dinosaurs out there that fear change, But I think adding these behind the offense views to our sports telecasts would only help to educate the viewers on why certain plays happened, and would provide a better understanding of the game to all.