When fans of the NFL want to study a player, whether it be for their fantasy football team or posting on a forum, there are a couple ways they could go about it. They can look at various stats, watch a few short highlight video packages or shoddy YouTube videos. My idea would change this experience on how fans can learn about a player.
The Film Room: Players and coaches in the NFL use the film room throughout the entire year. It is THE most powerful tool players have in studying their own play as well as scouting others. Why haven't the fans been given access to this technology?
Let's say you want to watch every play Tim Wright was involved in last year. You would search for his name, then select his 2013 year, select the games you want to see his film from, and The Film Room would compile those criteria into a video of all of his plays. This is much better than watching highlight videos for grading a player. You get to see the amazing, eye popping highlight plays, as well as the average, bad, and downright horrible ones.
These videos would be linkable and would instantly be a staple in online sports journalism in showing footage of a player. It would be an instant hit in message forums and facebook as well.
So c'mon fans, join me in my film room fantasy.