NFL: Communications issues prevalent during Week 1

Monday September 14th, 2015

An NFL spokesman said Monday that there were numerous communications issues throughout the league during Week 1, according to a report by ProFootballTalk.

“There were several communications issues yesterday as normal,” the unidentified spokesman said. “We are following up with the clubs.”

This news comes in the wake of the controversial headset issues during the New England Patriots' season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday.

During the first half of the game, the Steelers reported problems with their coaching headsets. They claimed the Patriots’ radio broadcast was bleeding into their transmissions, making communication between coaches difficult to hear.

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The Steelers did not file a complaint with the NFL over the headset issues from Thursday night.

On Thursday, Sports Illustrated reported that other teams have had similar communication issues when visiting the Patriots in Foxboro.

ProFootballTalk's report suggests, however, that the communications issues are not unique to New England and are present across the NFL. 

The NFL controls all in-stadium communications systems throughout the league.

- Kayla Lombardo

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