The New England Patriots are getting a new look at their team thanks to small cameras they've placed into quarterbacks' helmets, according to a report on NFL.com.
While the Pats are keeping how much they're actually planning on using the cameras close to their vest, it's just another way that increasingly small cameras have infiltrated all areas of sports from providing fans with a look from the driver's seat in NASCAR to apparently helping in NFL practice.
"It's something we haven't done before, so we'll take a look at it and see how effective it is or what we can get out of it," Patriots coach Bill Belichick told the website Sunday. "I'm not sure exactly how effective that will or won't be, but it's something we're trying that's a little bit new. We'll see how it goes."
Ryan Mallet told the Boston Globe the cameras were incredibly helpful.
"We use it to see where our eyes are looking just to get our eyes right to start the play,’’ Mallett told the newspaper. “It’s pretty good. I don’t know if we're going to continue using it or not, it's up to the coaches."
As for if he'd seen the video, Mallet told the newspaper "Yeah ... it’s kind of like [being on] a roller coaster. You get dizzy."