NFL now requiring live mics on linemen
- Published: Sunday, 02 October 2011 10:06
- by Administrator
Beginning with today's games, the NFL is now mandating that each team have two offensive linemen wearing microphones.
The starting center (and his backup), or both starting guards will now be wired for sound by NFL Films.
According to the NFL, the mics will only go live once the players break the huddle or approach the ball and the mics will turn off a few seconds after the snap.
The NFL says (with fingers crossed???) that the mics will not be on while the players are on the sideline, in the huddle, or in the locker room. They also say that these mics will only be used to add "live ambient audio mix" during the broadcast and will supposedly not allow the networks to isolate and record the audio at any time.
Anybody else think maybe, just maybe the NFL will change their mind on this (shortly) and begin allowing everyone to hear what's really going on in the trenches?