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  1. TheGodInAGreyHoodie

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    For many years now the QB has had a headset to get plays from the sideline, but the defense would get their play from the sideline via hand signals.

    Being the QB needed to first hear the play and then audible the play to the rest of the offense, but the defense got their assignment thru a silent visible hand sign a home team could have an advantage by having their stands be a loud as possible when on defense but quiet on offense.

    This could change, if defenses are getting their plays via a headset and then it is audibled extreme noise would prevent the defense from getting the play too.

    Will this result in some teams that have a huge noise advantage (such as the Cotls) forgoing using the new permitted technology and sticking with hand signs or is this the end of having fans trying to make maximum noise on defense?
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    Belichick in picking Mayo capitalized on the new rule bigtime. In Mayo he has the perfect player to QB the defense wearing the headset in future years. Mayo is a 3-down LB with extreme intelligence and with an extreme football IQ. The impact for us will be huge.

    I think the Giants with Philips and the Patriots with Mayo were 2 great selections for their teams with the new rule in mind.
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    Impact of the new defensive headset rule? Fish and Easterbrook will now claim that Ernie Adams is now an expert in breaking hexadecimal wireless security codes that allows him to listen to any conversation regardless of the encryption. Proof is provided by the fact that the Patriots have had success in an era where teams are not allowed to win more than once. That's not acceptable.
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    Actually, I've been thinking about that, are the radio signals scrambled or just on another band? For the latter, it would be very easy to pick up.
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    Biggest impact is going to be in the ILB play calling duties. You can introduce a rookie or someone who might not have the apptitude to playcall in our system and be successfull.
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    If crowd noise is taken out of everything, the Gillette gets better. (Well, the other stadiums get worse.)

    Will Seattle's home field advantage dissipate?
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    Crowd noise will still impact the snap count/offsides.
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    It wil be interesting to see how the fans react to the new rule...Who are the real smart fan bases that are aware and quite down and which ones don't. If every teams fans still scream like mad men than the Defense still may be signaling in the calls and the rule would be useless. Something to follow when the season starts.
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