USFL Week 1: Best plays, most innovative camera angles

USFL Week 1: Best plays, most innovative camera angles

Apr 18

Week 1 of the USFL season was filled with exciting plays, and those plays were delivered in a variety of innovative ways.

Among the best were:

— A first-person view of a pick-six.

— A drone chasing the action on a long scoop-and-score by the Houston Gamblers against the Michigan Panthers.

— Ground-level view of Darnell Holland's helmet on his 42-yard touchdown scamper.

— An end zone view of a blocked punt.

In addition to those plays, there was a host of mic'd up players and coaches, offering a glimpse of the scheming and trash-talking that take place on the field.

It all left the crew on "First Things First" amazed, as they broke down their favorite plays from the first weekend of action.

"Check out this one-handed catch by Osirus Mitchell!" Chris Broussard raved. "What a game to start the USFL season … tough opening week for my New Jersey Generals, but great catch by Osirus."

Cohost Nick Wright pointed out that his favorite part of the weekend was the new first-down tracking technology.

"No more chains, let's go to the robots!" he said. "I like the robots getting involved."