How to Watch Game Film Like a Coach | QC Episode 161

How do you watch game film as a football coach? Plenty of coaches are doing it wrong.

Learning to watch game film is a little bit like training a muscle. You’re going to have to watch a lot of film, for a long time, before you’ll start seeing everything.

You’ve probably heard not to watch football game film like a fan. Don’t just watch the ball. But if you go too far the other direction, you end up wasting a lot of time and not finding any useful information.

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