Not only did they show the awaiting ambulance, but the camera was keen to capture Watt hobbling on crutches, too.
NBC cameras show J.J. Watt on crutches getting into an ambulance
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) October 9, 2017
You wouldn’t think there would be a need for NBC to show this development but their sports execs felt differently.
Unless O.J. Simpson is driving JJ Watt's ambulance, the NBC helicopter camera might be a bit excessive. pic.twitter.com/8uGQk9nvy5
— TennisCapper (@TennisCapper) October 9, 2017
Watt is very, very popular and is also one of the best players in the league, but the incessant cut-aways to various stages of his transportation to the hospital was just plan bizarre.
The amount of coverage on JJ Watt's transportation to the hospital during this broadcast is very strange.
— JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB) October 9, 2017
Twitter went from thinking the whole broadcast was odd to pretty much sending as much fire NBC’s way as possible in a sarcastically subtle way.
At this rate I think NBC is going to broadcast Watt's surgery.
— SattP (@SattP) October 9, 2017
Truth be told, we get it: he’s a great player and even better guy. But do people really want to watch wall-to-wall coverage of the aftermath of Watt’s injury?
Does one of NBC's affiliate cable stations have a JJ Watt feed?
— BrideOfChucky Wagner (@beelze_BUBBLES) October 9, 2017
This guy is probably joking but we have to say “probably” because you never really know these days. There really could be someone hoping one of the NBCUniversal cable channels did cover Watt’s treatment non-stop.
If you watched the game, what were your thoughts on the Watt’s injury coverage?