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Chris Kluwe is using Google Glass at Raiders camp

Sebastian Janikowski, Chris Kluwe AP

Oakland Raiders punter Chris Kluwe is giving fans the opportunity to see what it’s like to take part in an NFL training camp after getting his hands on a set of Google Glass.

Kluwe posted four videos from practice at the Raiders training camp home in Napa, Calif. to his YouTube account.

The videos feature Kluwe catching and returning a punt, punting some balls himself and holding for kicker Sebastian Janikowski. He also handed the glasses to Janikowski to try for some field goal attempts.

Some of the videos contain some “not safe for work” language, so viewer discretion is advised. But if you can get around the language, Kluwe actually gives some interesting commentary while chatting with fellow punter Marquette King about punting techniques and the thoughts going through his head during the kicking process.

The St. Louis Rams also experimented with the technology during their offseason workouts.

The videos posted by Kluwe allow a unique opportunity to see inside the helmet of an NFL player and a vantage point fans just don’t have the ability to experience.

 

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25 Responses to “Chris Kluwe is using Google Glass at Raiders camp”
  1. aswaim3 says: Jul 30, 2013 12:19 AM

    I love this guy. I hope he makes the Raiders as our punter…he’s funny, incredibly intelligent and well-educated, and understands fans.

    That said, Marquette King is a great guy as well with a killer leg. If only we could hold on to both, but that said, only one makes the team, and for leadership and accuracy purposes, I lean Kluwe.

  2. raider23mike says: Jul 30, 2013 12:19 AM

    This is awesome!!!

    Thanks Kluwe

  3. grindhousegazette says: Jul 30, 2013 12:20 AM

    I wish I was rich enough to have a pair of those things, they look amazing.

    @grindhousegaz

  4. chc36 says: Jul 30, 2013 12:34 AM

    Another reason why Kluwe is one of my favorite players in the NFL, he really cares about his fans and just seems like a genuinely cool guy. Punters are people too!

  5. alstottwastheman says: Jul 30, 2013 12:35 AM

    If they can start doing this during real games and show highlights from that POV, it would be the best innovation in televised games since instant replay.

  6. toonloonboon says: Jul 30, 2013 12:48 AM

    they first asked janikowski but what he filmed was too incriminating

  7. iplayforrexryan says: Jul 30, 2013 12:50 AM

    give one of these to adrian peterson

  8. nananatman says: Jul 30, 2013 12:51 AM

    I like him as a person but the first person that aims google glasses at me is going to get really good video of my fist and the inside of his colon.

  9. richdaddy1231 says: Jul 30, 2013 1:08 AM

    Did he also make a speech about queer marriage? What a joke. He is on the right team

  10. zo121179 says: Jul 30, 2013 1:11 AM

    There’s 11 sec I won’t get back…

  11. misteranderson41 says: Jul 30, 2013 1:26 AM

    Fun to think how the NFL might use this in maybe 3-5 yrs….maybe we’ll have in game player POV replays?

  12. taintedsaints2009 says: Jul 30, 2013 1:34 AM

    Most POV videos are not ever safe for work.

  13. stampnhawk says: Jul 30, 2013 1:36 AM

    Have to say, pretty cool to see that, the kicks and just the overall training camp vibe.
    And props to Janikowski, for being a solid player for as long as he has given his past coming out of college and high expectations, and for giving overweight guys the illusion that they too could make it on an NFL team with the right skill set. Him lining up for a couple monster kicks in Denver I believe, was good tv.

  14. aaroncurryisbust says: Jul 30, 2013 2:53 AM

    Google Glass is going to revolutionize the porn industry.

  15. lilsmoky says: Jul 30, 2013 3:00 AM

    And how is the fact he is using Google Glass better than any other camera he could just stick on his helmet (maybe even straight!)?

  16. zeke2517 says: Jul 30, 2013 5:47 AM

    Awesome. It’s like a helmet cam, but crooked.

  17. MDSisAtool says: Jul 30, 2013 7:16 AM

    Chris Kluwe returning kicks is as realistic as it can get.

  18. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jul 30, 2013 7:43 AM

    Seriously, did it really take him 20 minutes to run 30 yards or does the camera just make you look really really slow.

  19. burnz1379 says: Jul 30, 2013 7:57 AM

    That would be cool to see on a running back or wide receiver during a game…

  20. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 30, 2013 8:18 AM

    Kluwe is awesome. If I was ever going to buy a punter’s jersey it would be his or Pat McAfee’s

  21. lightcleric says: Jul 30, 2013 9:25 AM

    Not convinced it was Kluwe, those punts weren’t shanked nearly hard enough.

  22. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 30, 2013 9:47 AM

    Love the little window into player perspective this gives.

    Wish we could see more of this with other positions.

  23. schmitty2 says: Jul 30, 2013 10:06 AM

    aswaim3 says:Jul 30, 2013 12:19 AM

    I love this guy. I hope he makes the Raiders as our punter…he’s funny, incredibly intelligent and well-educated, and understands fans.

    That said, Marquette King is a great guy as well with a killer leg. If only we could hold on to both, but that said, only one makes the team, and for leadership and accuracy purposes, I lean Kluwe.

    Hate to break it to you but someone doesn’t win a position by being “funny,intelligent,well educated, and understands fans. It’s about ability and any Vikes fans will tell you he is HORRIBLE.

  24. eagles512 says: Jul 30, 2013 10:24 AM

    Will he film being cut?

  25. zeeman911 says: Jul 30, 2013 12:01 PM

    He is using it to snap pictures of dudes rear ends….

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