Friday, June 20, 2008
After long making rules changes designed to increase scoring, NFL owners reversed course this off-season by allowing the use of defensive helmet transmitters. Teams like the Texans recently began experimenting with the new technology during minicamps and OTA (organized team activity) sessions.
Rather than have to worry about reading signals from the sideline, Ryans is told the play through the transmitter. Ryans then conveys the information to his teammates just like the quarterback does on offense when receiving calls in his helmet.