The NFL Network is planning to give television viewers a new goal-line angle.
NFL Network Senior V.P. of production and programming Mark Quenzel said via conference call:
“We’re playing around with a camera, believe it or not, that’s going to be in the pylon. I don’t know if we’re going to have it this week. We’re still working out some kinks on the pylons, that allow us to see goal line stands, those types of things, and we’re going to add a couple of cameras for isolating players.”
The pylon cameras may make their debut in the Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers game on Thursday night. Successful testing of the pylon camera could lead to the league's replay officials gaining an additional angle for ruling on whether or not the ball crossed the goal line.