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Jets headset failed during AFC championship

Posted on: January 24, 2011 9:44 pm
 
M. Sanchez couldn't hear plays on his headset for much of Sunday's game (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The Jets were losing badly to the Steelers at Heinz Field on Sunday, and it was pretty freezing outside. Making matters worse, though, was that New York QB Mark Sanchez, at times, had a tough time communicating with his coaches because the headset he was wearing kept malfunctioning.

Though it might sound like Pittsburghian subterfuge, that’s not how the Jets were playing it afterward.

"It never really happened for that long of a time," Sanchez said, via ESPN New York. "We had to use a walkie-talkie at one point and (offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer) was just yelling calls in at one point. It was just another challenge, and we almost overcame it."

According to the story, the primary headset stopped working after the first possession, and the backup failed with about 8 minutes to go in the game when the Jets were trying to get into the end zone from the 2-yard line.

Which is an unfortunate time for that to occur.

From the story:

Sanchez had to run over to the sideline to talk to Schottenheimer. He also needed to yell out the calls to others on the offense as the Steelers fans at Heinz Field roared over the confusion.

"The problem was the headset kept going out multiple times during the game," Sanchez said, "so I had to run over and get a couple calls, piece together some calls on the headset that came in broken up. It was one of those things we were fighting through. I was proud of our guys for trying to piece it together."

Jets tight end Dustin Keller said the offense had to rush a few times because of the time it took to get the calls communicated. On that goal-line series when the problems were magnified, the Jets turned the ball over on downs after failing to gain 2 yards in four tries.


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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 1:54 pm
 

Jets headset failed during AFC championship

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Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: January 25, 2011 2:24 am
 

Jets headset failed during AFC championship

Sounds like the NFL didn't want the Jets in the Superbowl.  I wouldn't be surprized if the NFL tried to rig a Pack Steelers game.  The jets would have got blown out by the packers....at least the steelers might be able to work up some sort of game...but i doubt it...PACK BY 10.



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: January 25, 2011 2:21 am
 

Jets headset failed during AFC championship

You know who wouldn't have had a problem with this?  Peyton Manning.  Yeah.  And he wouldn't have had to stay at a Holiday Inn Express the night before, either.




Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2011 2:03 am
 

Jets headset failed during AFC championship

Those cheating Steelers once again.  It was a big conspiracy actually.  Stole another game!


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Since: Sep 10, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2011 1:19 am
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Since: Dec 27, 2010
Posted on: January 25, 2011 12:15 am
 

Jets headset failed during AFC championship

I don't think it was a headset problem, more of a head problem, as in the Jets leaving theirs in the locker room for the first half.



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: January 24, 2011 10:56 pm
 

Jets headset failed during AFC championship

Remember when the quarterbacks were expected to be smart enough to call the plays themselves?



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 10:51 pm
 

Jets headset failed during AFC championship

Wireless receivers-enhanced with DigitalDNA from Motorola-built into the quarterbacks' helmets receive messages from the coach, who wears the headset. A Motorola GP350 two-way radio transmits the messages, which are encrypted, preventing the other team from intercepting strategic information


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