Sean Payton had a night to forget against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football in Week 6.
On the same night that Payton confused fourth down for third down and called timeout to help the Chiefs kick a field goal before halftime, the Denver Broncos’ head coach also had a large part of his play sheet broadcast on national television.
This blunder is not necessarily on Payton. TV networks shouldn’t show a close shot of a team’s play sheet, but Amazon’s Prime Video cameras gave football fans a 4K view of Payton’s plays on Thursday night.
Here’s a sampling of how Twitter/X reacted.
Hmm Spygate was just ahead of game 😉
— Jay Kapoor (@JayKapoorNYC) October 13, 2023
Sean Payton is a joke. First of all you need to rename all your plays because you showed your play sheet on tv. Secondly over half this sheet calls for 22 personnel which according to PFF they have only run on 5% of plays. FRUAD! pic.twitter.com/APlKCdY3mC
— John Kelley (@jpkelley222) October 13, 2023
Sean Payton’s plays are now public knowledge.
“22P ALLSTATE” – play call specific for Mahomes.
“22P Google” – only tech company to make it to the sheet.
None of these plays work so not a big deal .. pic.twitter.com/eguatCWv6e
— Vivek Ponnaiyan (@viveksworld) October 13, 2023
This how bad of a job Amazon did with the camera work… dawg how you show his plays!? 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/G1IJDFdsB1
— It’s Cris to you. (@DaFuturMrKc) October 13, 2023
The Broncos went on to lose 18-9 in Kansas City. Payton might want to spend some time during the team’s unofficial mini bye this weekend to update some of the names of the team’s plays after Thursday’s mishap.