Every game in the National Football League is a clash of 53 players on each sideline. It is also the product of hundreds of other professionals who set the stage for a show that entertains millions of fans.
One of the most intricately involved aspects of every game production is team travel. How exactly does one club transport its operations to another city to make an NFL game possible? That's what the CBS This Morning show wanted to know, and that's why they embedded a team of videographers with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on their recent trip to Pittsburgh.
The result is a report that Buccaneer fans will find fascinating. "CBS This Morning" viewers will get a never-before-seen inside look at what it's like to be an NFL player, coach or staff member preparing to play a game on the road.
The CBS production covered the Bucs' trip from every angle, with crews at both the departure and arrival destinations, and a six-person group joining the flights to and from Pittsburgh. The various crews also interviewed defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, Equipment Manager Jim Sorenson and Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford.
The piece chronicles every aspect of the nearly 48 hours involved in the team's trip to Pittsburgh, its last-minute win over the Steelers and its return home. Video crews followed Buccaneer players, coaches and staff members through their travels to the team hotel, to the stadium on game day, through the operations that led up to kickoff and through the very intense postgame hours that got the Bucs out of Pittsburgh and back home on Sunday evening.