NFL TV Commercial, 'Future of Football: Eye in the Sky'
As football fans keep their eyes on the ball, athletic trainers like Dave Surprenant monitor the entire field, looking for dangerous injuries. They maintain sight on the players by getting an aerial view from the booth at a stadium and by watching the game's live video feed, a vantage the ground medical staff do not have. These trainers can also contact officials to stop a game for a medical time out if they see a potential problem. The NFL believes this method is the future of football.