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July 11, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Morning kickoff — Cameras in locker rooms before the game?

I thought I’d start out this morning with a story from yesterday, in case you missed it, from the  Wall Street Journal on the NFL’s new policy of trying to improve the in-stadium experience for fans by allowing them to see some of what  is going on in the locker room before the game.

As the story notes, it may not prove to be as exciting as everyone thinks.

As several players are quoted in the story saying, the pre-game locker room scene isn’t necessarily as dramatic as is often portrayed in movies. As coaches often say, if the players aren’t ready by game time, then they aren’t probably going to be ready. It’s the film sessions and practices on Wednesday that really make the difference, not a couple-minute speech before the game (the “separation is in the preparation” right?)

But it’s another intriguing move by the NFL, which appears intent on trying to maximize its visibility in every possible area. It’ll be interesting to see the fan reaction to this as the season progresses, as well.

IN OTHER NEWS. …

— Here’s NFL.com’s list of Seattle’s most overrated and underrated players. Lots of argument fodder here. I took my own stab at this a few days ago, and as you can see, where I thought Joey Galloway was overrated, they thought he was underrated. All in the eye of the beholder, I guess;

— Pro Football Addicts has some interesting thoughts on Russell Wilson in a piece debating the merits of quarterbacks from a fantasy perspective;

— Wilson comes in at No. 12 on Ron Jaworski’s quarterback ratings;

— Seahawks.com offers a story on new defensive line coach Travis Jones;

— Interesting stuff here from NFL.com on the new rules regarding the proper wearing of pads this season;

Mike Sando’s daily look around the NFC West.

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