If its not one thing its another and the NFL has ANOTHER complaint from coaches… headsets aren’t reliable.
After the Steelers lost the NFL opening game, Steeler Head Coach Mike Tomlin, blamed one of their failures on lack of communication especially due to the headsets. In lieu of “Spygate” and “Deflategate” naturally, people started to blame the Patriots and Gillette Stadium, but coaches around the league spoke up and said its not a “Patriot Problem” its a league problem.
“It’s a league problem. It’s wherever,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said, via PFT. “It will go out right in the middle and not just here or in New England or in San Francisco, but it could go out in a critical time.”
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett: “That’s certainly been a part of having to deal with game-day situations, throughout my career as a player and a coach.”
Texans coach Bill O’Brien: “It happened in Dallas, it happens here, it happens wherever I’ve been.”
Eagles coach Chip Kelly: “I’ve heard a lot of things on the headsets, I think there’s a lot of frequency issues some places. I’ve heard air traffic control and a lot of different things.”
First-year Jets coach Todd Bowles: “It’s happened a bunch of other places. There have been times when the headsets have gone out, it wasn’t New England, I can’t remember the places we’ve had it, but we’ve had some of those headset problems.”
The Steelers opted to NOT file a complaint with the NFL concerning the headsets Thursday and it seems like they made a good move; you never want to seem like a complaining team kicking another team while they’re down… even though they beat you. Badly.
Looks like the NFL needs to fix yet another issue or find a new means of communication for coaches to prevent any further mishaps.
H/T CBS Sports