Robert Brakel begins his eighth season with the Cardinals as video director after being hired to the position in June, 2007. The Morristown, NJ native joined Arizona after spending nine seasons as a video assistant with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
With the Steelers, Brakel was part of the Super Bowl XL staff in addition to working three AFC Championship games and two Pro Bowls.
In 2001, Brakel served as video director for the World Bowl Champion Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe. His duties included shooting all practices and games both home and away and producing cut-ups for the coaching staff.
As a student at Robert Morris University, Brakel was the video coordinator for the football team from 1996-98 and for the hockey team from 1997-98. He received bachelor’s degrees from the school in Sports Management and Communications before joining the Steelers in 1998.
Former coach Jim Fassel explains why coaches target players they've worked with in the past during free agency and also reveals where he thinks some big name like Jairus Byrd and Jared Allen will play in 2014.
Jim Fassel joins "NFL AM" to talk about how coaches approach big name free agents and explains why this year the draft may be more important than free agency.