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    That's not right. There is no rule ever requiring a team to turn off their coach to QB communication just because the other team has it out.

    I think you're thinking of the rule that says that if the communication from the coaching box in the stadium to the sideline goes out that the other team has to turn theirs off.
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    Belichick: The Pats' communications system didn't work [merged]

    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2007/11/coachtoqb_syste.html

    Crowd noise potentially being piped in, the Pats' communications system down. Maybe this could turn into a big scandal.
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    Re: Coach to Quarterback

    I though the coach could say something to the refs and the other team has to stop using there coach to QB communication.
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    Re: Coach to Quarterback

    same thing i was thinking...so did BB take the high road and still allow peyton and dungy to communicate? which could be considered foolish?

    or did peyton also not have contact....???
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    Re: Coach to Quarterback

    That is only with the press box/co-ordinator radio system. Coach to QB you are just screwed and forced to go with signals or let the QB call the plays.
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    Re: Coach to Quarterback

    Wow, that explains why during one part of the game I kept seeing Brady looking to Josh on the sidelines and Josh just threw his hands up in the air a couple of times, I thought Josh was saying "I don't know what to say, I can't figure out a good play" or something, apparently he was saying "I don't know why you can't hear me!"
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    Re: Coach to Quarterback

    Well then this explains one of the key sequences in the game:

    Pats have the ball around the Colts 40 with 1:50 or so to go inthe 1st half and a 7-6 lead. I say at that point "Don't score too fast - - we have the ball to open the second half". Right then Brady for some #$@^ed reason throws a bomb to a completely covered Stallworth for an Antoine Bethea INT.

    This, of course, give Manning 1:30+ to get the Colts in position for a score before the half - - which he DOESN"T, but still allows Addai to run a few circles around our tired D for a 73 yard TD.

    So at worst, 7-6 (and perhaps 10-6) Patriots at the half was turned into 13-7 Colts.

    Had the Pats lost, that one bad decision would have been pointed to as the key in the game.
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    Re: Coach to Quarterback

    Well then this explains one of the key sequences in the game:

    Pats have the ball around the Colts 40 with 1:50 or so to go in the 1st half and a 7-6 lead. I say at that point "Don't score too fast - - we have the ball to open the second half". Right then Brady for some #$@^ed reason throws a bomb to a completely covered Stallworth for an Antoine Bethea INT.

    This, of course, give Manning 1:30+ to get the Colts in position for a score before the half - - which he DOESN"T, but still allows Addai to run a few circles around our tired D for a 73 yard TD.

    So at worst, 7-6 (and perhaps 10-6) Patriots at the half was turned into 13-7 Colts.

    Had the Pats lost, that one bad decision would have been pointed to as the key in the game.
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    Re: Coach to Quarterback

    Well then this explains one of the key sequences in the game:

    Pats have the ball around the Colts 40 with 1:50 or so to go in the 1st half and a 7-6 lead. I say at that point "Don't score too fast - - we have the ball to open the second half". Right then Brady for some #$@^ed reason throws a bomb to a completely covered Stallworth for an Antoine Bethea INT.

    This, of course, give Manning 1:30+ to get the Colts in position for a score before the half - - which he DOESN"T, but still allows Addai to run a few circles around our tired D for a 73 yard TD.

    So at worst, 7-6 (and perhaps 10-6) Patriots at the half was turned into 13-7 Colts.

    Had the Pats lost, that one bad decision would have been pointed to as the key in the game.
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    Re: Coach to Quarterback

    It was mentioned during the game that Brady had to run to the sidelines several times to communicate with Josh.
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    Re: Coach to Quarterback

    Belichick noted in the press confrence that the only time the other team has to shut their headsets off is if the coach cannot communicate with the press box. Otherwise it is the team's problem to deal with.
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    Re: Coach to Quarterback

    ha ha! i saw this too, i was seriously worried at that point, thought even our OC didnt know what to do
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    Re: Belichick: The Pats' communications system didn't work

    Take away the Colts' first! What a bunch of hypocrites.
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    Re: Belichick: The Pats' communications system didn't work

    by the way, this is the first time I can EVER remember BB saying that our communication equipment wasnt working. I mean you know this isnt the first time it happened, but this is the first time he has ever made it public. He must really want the Colts to get in some trouble
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    Re: Belichick: The Pats' communications system didn't work

    Whoa! This is not how I thought our bye week would start.
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    Re: Belichick: The Pats' communications system didn't work

    The media will ignore this just like they do everything else that doesn't reflect poorly on the Pats.
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    Re: Belichick: The Pats' communications system didn't work

    To be fair, I'll say the same thing I said when other teams claimed they lost their coach to QB audio system... tell the officials!

    All you have to do is tell the officials, they'll call an officials time out, take the audio system away from both teams, and both sides will be without their audio system until it's been fixed.

    Edit: According to BB telling the officials about you're problems doesn't apply to the coach-to-QB system, and just the pressbox-to-Sideline system. Seems I wasn't the only one confused either, as some reporters asked him the same thing I was thinking "why didn't you tell the refs".
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    Re: Belichick: The Pats' communications system didn't work

    This taints Dungy's reputation. He should forfeit all profits from his book, "Quiet Strength." Perhaps, he should re-name it "Audio Manipulation."
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    Re: Belichick: The Pats' communications system didn't work

    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/

    I am sure no one will point out that BB is taking the high road here.

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    Re: Coach to Quarterback

    Belichick reiterated on the Big Show that this WAS a technical issue and was NOT just about crowd noise.

    When asked, "so there was no technical problem", BB responded with something like "no, there was"...asked to explain, he said "static and that sort of thing, just couldn't hear."

    Smerlas responded with a classic "did that static sound like Bill Polian's voice?" :D Big O quickly changed the subject as he obviously didn't want to get BB in the league's dog house.

    But this much is clear: there was a TECHNICAL issue with the McD-Brady communication during the game.
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