I'm really intrigued by the idea of "watching film" on the Niners. I want to formulate my own opinion on players, and learn to understand the subtle details of the game. I think that rewatching broadcasts would be a good way of accomplishing this.
If I do it, I'll probably do something this like: I'll watch each play 3-4 times; each time I watch it, I'll focus on one unit (line, 'backers, secondary / line, backs, receivers) and take notes or jot down comments based on what I see.
I've ran this idea by a few friends, and they seem to think it's crazy and overkill. I feel like I could go through a whole game like this and it'd only take me an hour or two -- a very small time investment for something that could be very beneficial for me, in terms of the knowledge I've gain. My biggest concern is that I don't have access to the tape that coaches do -- in other words, I'm limited to the views I get with the broadcast view.
Does anyone on these boards do anything similar to this?
Is it worthwhile/rewarding?
If nothing else I think this could be a fun hobby, and could be a great way to fill the offseason void. I'm interested if anyone has any comments or opinions.
[ Edited by theduke85 on Jan 30, 2012 at 3:11 PM ]