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Will NFL embrace new QB-coach technology?

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05:39 AM ET 07.13 | Picture this: A coach decides from the sideline what play to run and pokes a handheld touch-screen terminal, immediately sending an encrypted signal to a thin, digital device embedded into the armband of the quarterback in the huddle. Upon transmission, the quarterback's armband vibrates, displaying the name of the play and a graphic depicting the assignments of each player. It all happens in an instant, eliminating the potential pitfalls caused by crowd noise or audio miscommunication. The product is called ID Coach. The UFL, which will begin play in October and could soon serve as the only active developmental league for the NFL, has decided to implement the product during its inaugural year. Convincing the NFL will be a different task. The Isaac Daniel Group introduced the product to several NFL coaches and quarterbacks at a luncheon in Tampa before this year's Super Bowl. Recently, some coaches weren't willing to endorse the product publicly, even in the wake of the luncheon. Instead, younger players, such as Browns quarterback Brady Quinn, were more willing to embrace the product's potential.

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