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.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians stops by NFL Total Access to give his thoughts on the current NFL playoff system and hints at which players he will be targeting in free agency and the draft.