At the NFL owners meetings, the league's competition committee proposed changing existing rules to allow coaches to see video replays on tablets during games instead of just still images, as is allowed now.
The coaches seem to know almost unanimously that this would help them make better decisions. But it would make their decisions … too easy.
So they don't want it?
Yes, that's pretty much what they're saying. Here is Vikings coach Mike Zimmer's take on the subject, per ESPN.com:
"If I'm looking at the video, I'll never be wrong. I'm against it because I think it takes some of your true coaching skills away and it makes it even for everybody, for good coaches and bad coaches."
He added later in the story: "It takes coaching and all of the things out of this when you go and sit there and watch it. Anyone can do that."
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