NFL May Change Tune With Radio for Defense

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  1. Wolf

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/08/AR2008020803603.html

     
  2. edo783

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    Seems reasonable to me that the offense and defense would have the same technology available to them and in the same amount.
     
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    No, because then the offense wouldn't have an advantage.

    Let's face it. The average fan buys tickets to see points. That's why so many rules are skewed to the offense.
     
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    Great Idea, And Suspend Bellecheat for a season without pay
     
  5. Polo

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    I don't have a preference about this.

    But one thing I walways wanted to know is how do these ear pieces work ?

    Can the player still hear in his ear piece during a play ?
     
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    No. There is an NFL official with a button that he hits which interrupts the system at some point in the play clock--don't remember exactly when they cut it off.
     
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    I thought it was something like 15 seconds after the previous play. Or maybe it was 15 seconds after the start of the play clock? :thinking:
     
  8. Polo

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    Thanks for the clarification.
     


  9. Polo

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    I think it's going to change up the exchange between defense and coaching staff, but I think they'll figure it out...

    I think the secondary will probably have to get their calls from the sideline still though...
     
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    LOL, I always wondered why a coach never yelled at his QB to get out of the way when he was about to be blindsided. "DUDE, GET OUT OF THE POCKET, YOU'RE ABOUT TO BE BLINDSIDED!"
     
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    Officially, it's when 15 seconds remain on the play clock. (you guys got me curiou and I went & looked it up)
     
  13. Polo

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    Just curious, but did you happen to read at what point they activate it ?
     
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    At the end of the play it is turned back on.
     
  15. Ole Miss Texan

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    Looks like Demeco will have a green dot on the back of his helmet!

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7977184?MSNHPHMA

     
  16. Polo

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    Aren't two players on defense getting it...

    Guess I should read the link...
     
  17. Lucky

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    It's official: Defenses will get radio helmets.

     
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    That way he can cheat in real time... :headhurts:
     
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    or if some coaches just had some integrity

    anyways....i'm glad it passed
     
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    I don't remember seeing the following situation addressed in the above articles........maybe I just missed it. But, if both designated defensive helmet players are knocked out of the game, the helmet cannot be passed to a third player. The team must revert solely to the use of hand signals
     

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