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    QB Green Dot

    Why does it seem like all the QBs in the NFL have a green dot on the back of their helmets?



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    Re: QB Green Dot

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    Why does it seem like all the QBs in the NFL have a green dot on the back of their helmets?
    That is a good question. I was noticing that too. I was wondering if it had anything to do with the audio they get from the coach on the sideline, like an antenna or something.



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    Re: QB Green Dot

    I heard it was a marker that meant their helmet has radio.



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    Re: QB Green Dot

    it is so the refs know they are the player with audio to coaches because there is only 1 aloud on the field on the offensive side of the ball and i do not think defense is aloud to have one

    (its just a sticker)


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    Re: QB Green Dot

    It's a new thing in the NFL this year. The green dot indicates the helmet has a radio inside. Only one helmet with a radio is allowed on the field at any time, and the green dot lets the refs make sure that's the case.



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    Re: QB Green Dot

    Quote Originally Posted by timc243 View Post
    I heard it was a marker that meant their helmet has radio.
    Correct.

    And yes, all QBs have the dot.



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    Re: QB Green Dot

    Quote Originally Posted by timc243 View Post
    I heard it was a marker that meant their helmet has radio.
    your right its because only one person is allowed to have a radio in there helmet, its so the refs can idenify who that person is



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    Re: QB Green Dot

    In the Green Bay game they talked about that because Farve had to change helmets because the communication device was not working. Only 1 player on offense can wear a helmet with a communication device in it so that is why they are marked the announcers were saying.


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    Re: QB Green Dot

    i think its because of spygate



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    Re: QB Green Dot

    I have a question then, when Seneca checks is as a wideout does he need to have a seperate helmet without the audio equipment in it?



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    Re: QB Green Dot

    That's also why Seneca has to have 2 separate helmets, and an equipment guy around to make sure he has the right one.



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    Re: QB Green Dot

    At what point does someone get accused of stealing signs via radio transmission?



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    Re: QB Green Dot

    i dont know but i know the sticker rule was put in place right after spygate, i think because the Patriots were relaying info to there defense



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    Re: QB Green Dot

    whats to prevent a team from putting a radio in a helmet and not putting a green dot on one?



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    Re: QB Green Dot

    The stickers were in place at the start of the season, perhaps even in preseason.



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