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Does anyone know the rules behind radios in QB helmets? In specific....can the qb hear while the play is unfolding?

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2 minutes ago, The Process said:

Does anyone know the rules behind radios in QB helmets? In specific....can the qb hear while the play is unfolding?

The radio shuts off with 15 seconds left on the play clock.

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Thanks! During a 5 second play with all the commotion conversation would be useless. However, if you* could hack the frequency and yell out a simple receiver number 1,2 or 3.....it would be plausible to inform the QB* to let it rip to the open receiver. I wouldn't be surprised if a team* has tried this. It would turn their QB into the GOAT!*

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7 minutes ago, Zebrastripes said:

The radio shuts off with 15 seconds left on the play clock.

Allegedly.

 

Some say that is not the case in Foxborough.

 

I'd virtually guarantee the equipment and related systems are not checked at games or enforced in any way...and I'd further guarantee that a 2nd year EE major at MIT could have the thing tweaked in 10 minutes so that communication at any time is possible without anyone tracing it.

 

 

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Only contact with the coaching staff? No 97 Rock?  No WDCX-FM?  No Christmas songs on 102.5?  No wonder it's sometimes called NFun League.

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Nate would really appreciate Christmas songs in his headset   🙂  

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1 hour ago, The Process said:

Thanks! During a 5 second play with all the commotion conversation would be useless. However, if you* could hack the frequency and yell out a simple receiver number 1,2 or 3.....it would be plausible to inform the QB* to let it rip to the open receiver. I wouldn't be surprised if a team* has tried this. It would turn their QB into the GOAT!*

 

And now you know how he came to be the GOAT.

 

 

 

 

https://nypost.com/2014/10/12/they-are-cheaters-spygate-the-nfl-scandal-that-started-it-all/

 

"And that’s why certain allegations — including that the Pats were using a radio frequency outside the NFL’s purview to ­illegally communicate information to quarterback Tom Brady during the game — were seemingly ignored."

 

But it wasn’t just a matter of filming opposing team’s coaches — it was also how that information was allegedly passed to Brady.

As the scandal broke, the NFL was investigating a possible violation into the number of radio frequencies the Patriots were using during the Jets game, sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, who reported at the time that the Pats did not “have a satisfactory explanation when asked about possible irregularities in its communication setup during the game.”

 

Offensive plays would be called based on stolen signals and the information relayed straight to Brady’s helmet, O’Leary theorizes.

In this scenario, the extra frequency is critical, as it allows the team to do something in real time with the stolen signals, out of earshot of the NFL monitor, and change its plays accordingly.

 

If there’s an open channel during the play itself, you can also alert the quarterback to open receivers he may not see. O’Leary repeats a rumor that Pats backup quarterback Doug Flutie once said he accidentally picked up Brady’s helmet during the 2005 season. “He was amazed that the coaches kept right on speaking to Brady past the 15-second cutoff, right up until the snap,” ­according to O’Leary. “The voice in Tom Brady’s helmet was explaining the exact defense he was about to face.”

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Nfl takes care of communications on both sides in all stadiums.

 

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1 hour ago, Tuco said:

 

And now you know how he came to be the GOAT.

 

 

 

 

https://nypost.com/2014/10/12/they-are-cheaters-spygate-the-nfl-scandal-that-started-it-all/

 

"And that’s why certain allegations — including that the Pats were using a radio frequency outside the NFL’s purview to ­illegally communicate information to quarterback Tom Brady during the game — were seemingly ignored."

 

But it wasn’t just a matter of filming opposing team’s coaches — it was also how that information was allegedly passed to Brady.

As the scandal broke, the NFL was investigating a possible violation into the number of radio frequencies the Patriots were using during the Jets game, sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, who reported at the time that the Pats did not “have a satisfactory explanation when asked about possible irregularities in its communication setup during the game.”

 

Offensive plays would be called based on stolen signals and the information relayed straight to Brady’s helmet, O’Leary theorizes.

In this scenario, the extra frequency is critical, as it allows the team to do something in real time with the stolen signals, out of earshot of the NFL monitor, and change its plays accordingly.

 

If there’s an open channel during the play itself, you can also alert the quarterback to open receivers he may not see. O’Leary repeats a rumor that Pats backup quarterback Doug Flutie once said he accidentally picked up Brady’s helmet during the 2005 season. “He was amazed that the coaches kept right on speaking to Brady past the 15-second cutoff, right up until the snap,” ­according to O’Leary. “The voice in Tom Brady’s helmet was explaining the exact defense he was about to face.”

 

You can probably do the same thing legally if you run up tempo and snap before 15 seconds. 

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4 hours ago, Zebrastripes said:

The radio shuts off with 15 seconds left on the play clock.

 

 

Sure it does...

 

Image result for boom box helmet

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3 hours ago, ALF said:

Nate would really appreciate Christmas songs in his headset   🙂  

Don't knock it 'til you've tried it! Sinatra's version of "Jingle Bells" that our Alexa belts out by default when my kids hijack the set is quite some easy listening 😃

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4 hours ago, Zebrastripes said:

The radio shuts off with 15 seconds left on the play clock.

Unless you are the Patriots.......

 

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This is why I'd like to see the bills run a hurry up at least at home.

 

This is how a lot of college teams run the offense now. You don't snap the ball early but you're lined up ready to go

 

Get lined up as quick as possible, have a coach help Allen/peterman initially read the defense. 

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11 minutes ago, peterpan said:

Unless you are the Patriots.......

 

 

Do you really think Brady needs, less than 15 seconds before the play clock goes to zero, to be told by McDaniel what he is seeing in the defense in front of him?

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Buffalo Bills QB/Coach headset

 

Image result for soup can string phone

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25 minutes ago, peterpan said:

Unless you are the Patriots.......

 

 

...and for the opponents, for some reason it doesn’t work at all. Go figure! 

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3 hours ago, BringBackFergy said:

Buffalo Bills QB/Coach headset

 

Image result for soup can string phone

 

 

Rex didn't put fresh batteries in his headset for a London game.

 

oopsie poopsie..............

 

 

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9 hours ago, The Process said:

Thanks! During a 5 second play with all the commotion conversation would be useless. However, if you* could hack the frequency and yell out a simple receiver number 1,2 or 3.....it would be plausible to inform the QB* to let it rip to the open receiver. I wouldn't be surprised if a team* has tried this. It would turn their QB into the GOAT!*

Maybe the Patriots already have?

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