Report: Patriots coach Bill Belichick wants end zone cameras
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick chided the NFL for not wanting to spend the money to install four cameras in the end zone to give officials a better vantage point on potential scoring players during replay reviews, reports ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter.
Belichick made his feelings know during a meeting with league officials this week. According to the report, NFL head of officials Dean Blandino was in that meeting.
Belichick wondered why the NFL would spend money to send teams to London to play regular season games and possibly play the Pro Bowl in Brazil but not spend the money to see that extra cameras are available when plays near the end zone are in question.
"It's disappointing every year we can't afford that, as a league," Belichick told reporters this week. "They brought that up as a concern. It was kind of surprising to hear that."
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said that the league should consider putting the cameras in.
“I think if we're honest with ourselves, there probably are very few plays where we don't get a great look at it. But these are the scoring plays, these are the plays that they're going to look at. I think our ability to standardize that process as much as possible will help our game,” Garrett said.
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