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NFL approves communicator for D

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  1. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

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    (UPDATED) PALM BEACH, Fla. -- NFL owners voted 25-7 late this morning to approve a resolution to allow a communication device for a defensive player.

    Each offensive and defensive team is now permitted to have one player on the field with a speaker in his helmet. The quarterback wears it for the offense. Now the defense will have one, as well as a backup helmet for another player. The Bengals supported the measure.

    "It gives a degree of equity to the defense," Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said. "You're still going to have to be prepared to signal in calls. It might enable some young players do more, earlier.

    “We have had to play a lot of young linebackers. It will help young players be a more integral part of the defense (because they can be instructed from sideline)."

    At the AFC Coaches' Breakfast this morning, Lewis said he was for the device: "I think the defensive helmet will be a good addition to the game. It will eliminate some things -- you still will have to have the ability to signal defenses. You're going to have to be prepared because there might be a timing issue with it."


    EDIT: Mods please change the title of this thread to, NFL approves communicator for D
     
  2. Kwak

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    Let me guess, one of the 7 no votes was from the Pats? :icon_shrug:
     
  3. Electric Chair

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    Exactly what I was thinking. :yes:
     
  4. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Didn't they try to pass something like this last season? It failed then, but I'm glad it passed this time.
     
  5. Boltage Bimbo

    Boltage Bimbo Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure the Pats are the reason why it passed this time. :yes:
     
  6. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Ya think? :lol:
     
  7. Retired Catholic

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    The Patriot Proscription. The Kraft Canon. The Billy Ban. The North Church BLack Out. They better include encrypted transmitting capability, but sweeping equipment and jammers for the coaching booth.
     
  8. Kwak

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    What reason would there be to say no?

    This falls into the no-brainer category IMO.
     
  9. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8077f2ee&template=with-video&confirm=true&campaign=ec0005

    Sure Bill, sure.
     
  10. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    especially oakland, what better way for al davis to control the team's play calling then by using the defensive frequency and sending incomprehensible messages to kirk morrison
     
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