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NFL Begins Research on Bill Belichick Replay Idea

Image courtesy of Keith Allison/Flickr.

Image courtesy of Keith Allison/Flickr.

In what can only be described as irony, the NFL will look into adding more cameras around the field at the request of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. The mastermind behind “SpyGate” pitched the idea to the league and it looks like they might be taking his idea seriously.

NFL.com reported Sunday that the league is set to begin research and development of the Patriots’ proposal to place fixed cameras on goal lines, end lines and sidelines to ensure reliable angles for replay. The website says that the league specifically wants to gather more information on the technology required to best incorporate the fixed cameras into the replay systems that makes it consistent in all 32 stadiums.

Belichick, along with Oakland Raiders coach Jack DelRio and New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin, strongly voiced their displeasure at last week’s owners’ meetings that the league didn’t want to spend the money to put four cameras in the end zone to give referees better angles on replay reviews, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Belichick has been lobbying for the league to add more cameras for years.

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