Question

Does anyone know what the little green/neon dot on the back of NFL’s quarterbacks’ helmets is all about?

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  • http://missourimule.blogspot.com Larry

    It means that the helmet has a radio receiver in it. There can only be one green-dotted helmet on the field at a time.

  • http://www.smallgrouphelp.com Frank Chiapperino

    Scott, just so you know… Larry is correct.

  • Steve

    Yes, and I too wanted to inform you that both Larry and Frank are correct.

  • http://whatiskingdom.blogspot.com joe troyer

    yes, i lookd it up. larry and frank are correct sa confirmed by steve… and now myself.

  • Friend of Pascal

    I too want to say that Larry, Frank, and Steve are correct. I am only having fun doing so because I am a female who knows some stuff about football. :) Wooo hoooo…I love football.

  • http://halpinsblog.wordpress.com Marc

    THANK YOU!
    I was wondering why that was. I hadn’t the slightest idea.

  • http://www.knowbedo.blogspot.com Charlie

    Everyone above me is correct, except for Marc (#5). I think he had a slight idea that it signified something!

  • http://jibstay.blogspot.com don

    No, it means this way faces back.

  • http://www.kouya.net Eddie

    It means that if this guy had any guts he’d take off the helmet and padding and play rugby! (Puts on his helmet and padding and waits for the incoming) :-)

  • tony jones

    Did you know that the NFL is proposing to have radio receivers in all players’ helmets next season? That would suck.

  • http://12ddm.blogspot.com dan h.

    I hear they’re working on an ihelmet.

  • Bill Van Loon

    Whatever happened to the XFL?

  • http://mattdabbs.wordpress.com Matt Dabbs

    Did you see in the first half of the Cowboys Patriots game last night when they showed the coach with the Patriots. He had a clipboard and was showing them a play. The commentator said, “We have cameras here and here and here…” I thought that was a hoot.

  • http://erika.haub.net Erika Haub

    Doug and I were asking the same question yesterday. I am a little amused that I found the answer here this morning. Thanks!

  • Daniel Davis

    Thank you for asking and thanks for the answer! I’ve been wondering since the beginning but to lazy-er-busy to look it up.

  • http://upofdn.blogspot.com Lemmings

    If all the players get a green dot on the back of their helmets, how will the running backs and tail backs know who to get the ball from?

  • http://kcog.net Mark E

    I thought the dot signified that it was available to be purchased on ebay.

  • http://brokenstainedglass.typepad.com J.R.

    The dot means that it was a toy made in China and will most likely be recalled in the next few weeks.

  • http://whatiskingdom.blogspot.com joe troyer

    the word on the street is that the green dot means you can control that player with your xbox live.

  • My 2 cents

    The green dot is to let Jack Bauer to spare you when he moves in with the troops.

  • Brad Cooper

    The posts above just prove that most football fans are just a few fries short of a Happy Meal…..Thanks for the laughs! ;)

  • YetAnotherRick

    I don’t know if Larry, Frank, Steve, Darrel, or his other brother Darrel are correct, but if anyone has any questions about figure skating, I’ll be happy to answer them. I know almost nothing about football.

  • Brad VW

    Do you really think they are listening to the coach through that radio or are they being fed a recording of a Joel Osteen sermon telling them they can do it, just stay positive.


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