NFL Network to put cameras in pylons

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NFL Network to put cameras in pylons

The NFL Network is working on putting cameras in the pylons on goal lines to give viewers a better look at scoring plays. They could be in place as soon as Thursday.

Weve added a couple extra cameras in a couple of spots, NFL Network Senior V.P. of production and programming Mark Quenzel said in a conference call. Were playing around with a camera, believe it or not, thats going to be in the pylon. I dont know if were going to have it this week. Were still working out some kinks on the pylons, that allow us to see goal line stands, those types of things, and were going to add a couple of cameras for isolating players.

From PFT:
A camera in the pylon could provide a great view to fans at home, and it could also provide a great view to the referee reviewing a play near the goal line and trying to determine whether a runners knee was down before the ball broke the plane. If the technology works, this is a development that would improve officiating, and should be adopted for every NFL game.

Amazing it hasn't been done already. Better late than never, though.

Patriots promote coaching assistant Nick Caley to tight ends coach

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Patriots promote coaching assistant Nick Caley to tight ends coach

As the Patriots so often like to do, they promoted from within to fill an open coaching position on Monday. 

The team announced that they've named Nick Caley as their tight ends coach, filling the vacancy left behind when Brian Daboll accepted the offensive coordinator position at the University of Alabama last week. 

Caley was a coaching assistant with the Patriots for the past two seasons after spending a decade in the college ranks at John Carroll (2005-06), Akron (2006-07), Auburn (2008), Iowa State (2009-11), Eastern Illinois (2012), Arkansas (2013) and Florida Atlantic (2014).

Caley is one of several John Carroll products -- including director of player personnel Nick Caserio, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and assistant quarterbacks coach Jerry Shuplinski -- working for the Patriots at the moment. He graduated from the Jesuit university situated just outside of Cleveland in 2006.

NFL Scouting Combine preview: Defensive linemen

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NFL Scouting Combine preview: Defensive linemen

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