Quarterbacks wearing helmet cams

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The AP put out an article this weekend discussing how the New York Giants are using a helmet cam to improve the performance of one of their young quarterbacks.

The camera, which mounts to the helment, is about 1.5 inches x 2.5 inches and weighs less than half a pound. It captures HD video and sound allowing coaches and players to see what the quarterback saw and hear what he said and heard.

Tom Coughlin said, "It just shows you where his eyes were" and it allows them to hear if the quarterback is making the proper identifications at the line and calling for the proper adjustments.

The Giants believe this technology will be very beneficial in teaching younger quarterbacks; however they are not using it with Eli Manning or any of their more veteran quarterbacks.

When asked about the video quality, Coach Coughlin added, "It's a little dark...not quite as clear as I hoped."

The company that makes the cameras GoPro has plenty of video available for you to see on their website; but don't as yet have any football video.

As we've seen over the past 5 years, video quality seems to improve significantly every few months. Who knows, in a few years helmet cams might just be prevalant.