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Old 10-15-2007   #1
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Roger Goodell say he will study a plan to put receivers in offensive players helmets to combat crowd noise and reduce the home field advantage.

"EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.--Roger Goodell said today that one of the issues he's studying in his early days as NFL commissioner is whether the league should take steps to nullify the competitive advantage that some teams get from crowd noise in their home stadiums.

In an afternoon meeting with reporters at Giants Stadium, Goodell said he loves having loud, enthusiastic crowds at games but wonders whether the offenses of visiting clubs should have to suffer when their players can't hear quarterbacks' signals. Goodell said that he and members of the league's competition committee will study possible remedies, including a suggestion to place radio receivers in the helmets of other offensive players so that they can hear the quarterback over the crowd noise."


http://blog.washingtonpost.com/nflin...l_study_p.html


This is one way to take the passion out of the game experience. Does anyone know an e-mail for Goodell??
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This is absolute idiocy. I canít believe Iím reading this.

If this is the case, why not just put receivers in all the playersí helmets? Maybe the Texans will play better if they are listening to their favorite songs on the field.
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Crowd is noise is part of the game, and each team has 8 at home and 8 away. No need for that.
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Does anyone know an e-mail for Goodell??
I wouldn't stake my life on this being a valid address - but this is what I found on a couple of animal rights websites.

Roger.Goodell2@nfl.net

This is a very bad idea, imo.
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Oh I dunno . .

Being since those dumbasses at Reliant don't know how to keep their traps shut while our own offense is on the field, I'm thinking this is a good thing.

Put me down for a 'yea'.

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Make it for all players then... no reason to hurt defense with even more rules aimed at protecting recievers.
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Default Re: How to kill the NFL

As bad as this idea is, and it's pretty bad, it's nowhere near as bad as his idea of adding a 17th game to the schedule and making each team play one regular season game overseas.

Once that happens, making the season longer, they can change the overtime rules to make the games longer. Then we can see some real injuries pile up.

There will be 2 teams signing QBs on Wednesday to play on Sunday every week like there was this past week. Gotta throw in the excessively long suspensions too.

Plenty of 4th string QBs handing off to 4th string RBs to look forward to in the NFL of the future.
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Default Re: How to kill the NFL

Just makes me long for the good old days, before the NFL decided to take away all the fun. They keep this garbage up and fans will have more fun sitting in front of huge plasma TVs, either at home or in a bar, then spending a small fortune to attend a game.

IMHO, I think they should ban ALL electronic receivers. Let the boys go out and play the damn game the old fashioned way. THe NFL has messed with the game enough as it is. Leave it to hell alone!! JMO!!
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From a players point of view, I think they'd love it.

But part of the fan experience is trying to be as loud as you can to make the opposing offense make mistakes...

I dunno...
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Remember when they used to try to quiet the crowd by giving the home team a penalty? Ya, this is just as stupid. This is the one way fans feel they can influence a game and be part of the team. They pay their hard earn money to go into the game, they should be able to do it. The fans are the reason this game is around, they better never forget that or it will turn into the NBA!
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Stupid idea Goddell. The fans pay your salary, as well as the players salary. The game is too sanitized as it is for my tastes. The home field advantage is part of the game and should remain so. Every team has 8 home games, so it's not as if there is an unfair advantage.
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Default Re: How to kill the NFL

I do not have Goodell's address.

But I wrote this for you, Ted.

Roger Goodell Wants To Make Fans Irrelevant

Please I urge those of you who care about this issue to leave a comment. (The comment thing asks to leave an email address, but AOL doesn't use that for anything so no worries). I know that the NFL folks read FanHouse--I came about *this* close to getting an interview with someone from the league office about the 45 second rule with video content.

So, there is an email this function at the bottom of the article. Feel free to email it to those you think can make sure they don't change things.

But please leave a comment on the article. Doesn't need to be much. Individuals working together can make a difference. That's what home field advantage is all about.
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Well since the competition comittee is made up mainly of owners and coaches, both groups who want to win, I doubt they would approve this.

Now, I'm not opposed to making sure there is no "artifical: crows noise.
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Default Re: How to kill the NFL

Our defense never seems able to stop a 3rd and long no matter how loud we are as fans. I'm up in the air if 'homefield advantage' is all that.

The flip side of this issue is that our offense will have the same advantage going into opponents stadiums, so it can help us, as well.
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I can see this getting approved...

Most of the time crowd noise causes false starts, not really mistakes by the recievers so much...

So in essence it still wouldn't change that much...

It'd just make it easier for the QB's and recievers to communicate...Instead of the reciever having to come to the tackle box to hear what the QB is saying , he can can just hear it in his ear piece....But offensive linemen would still false start because of not being able to hear the cadence...

Not that big a deal now that I think about it...

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This is one way to take the passion out of the game experience. Does anyone know an e-mail for Goodell?? [/quote]

Um, patsfan899009@nfl.com?
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I can see this getting approved...

Most of the time crowd noise causes false starts, not really mistakes by the recievers so much...

So in essence it still wouldn't change that much...

It'd just make it easier for the QB's and recievers to communicate...Instead of the reciever having to come to the tackle box to hear what the QB is saying , he can can just hear it in his ear piece....But offensive linemen would still false start because of not being able to hear the cadence...

Not that big a deal now that I think about it...
They are not just studying the putting receivers in offensive player's helmets, they are studying ALL WAYS of reducing crowd noise effects on opposing players. This might end up being one of those changes that happens, before anyone has a chance to really beyotch about it.

As for the Texans defense not being helped by crowd noise on 3rd downs, I sure as heck hope that this is a temporary thing and not something that will plague the Texans for the rest of their existence.

I truly believe that any thing that they would do beyond what is already in place to reduce the effect of crowd noise on visiting offenses, would take away some of the emotion of the game.
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Well since the competition comittee is made up mainly of owners and coaches, both groups who want to win, I doubt they would approve this.

Now, I'm not opposed to making sure there is no "artifical: crows noise.
As long as the playing field is level, why should they care? Maybe the teams with better home field advantages would.

The owners watch the games from luxury boxes. That's a different experience than trying to yell to get a team to false start, or call a time out.
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Lame idea and i'm flabbergasted that Goodell would even waste his time entertaining this notion.
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As long as the playing field is level, why should they care? Maybe the teams with better home field advantages would.

The owners watch the games from luxury boxes. That's a different experience than trying to yell to get a team to false start, or call a time out.
I think owners like Jerry Jones and coaches like BB would certainly care.

They know when the fans are responsible for causing a false start or a delay of game, and they know that those penalties can help there team win; which is what they care most about in the world. Plus it would remove a competitive advantage they get from 8 of there games every year, and I don't think they (the owners and coaches) would go for that.

I also think that the competition comittee would point to the fact taht the problems caused by crowed noise can be over come, and routinly are be the better coached teams in the NFL.

In theory the advantage gained from being at home is equal for everyteam, as they all get 8 home games.
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