Linemen Will Have Mics During Super Bowl
Peyton Manning’s calls, as well as those of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, will be part of Sunday’s Super Bowl TV experience. Offensive guards for both teams will be wearing tiny microphones in their pads during Sunday’s game on Fox.
NFL Films was at the forefront of in-game audio for decades, clipping a microphone to the umpire’s cap to capture the sound of the snap. But prior to the 2010 season, for safety reasons, the NFL decided to move the umpire’s position from the middle of the defense to well behind the quarterback. Then NFL officials decided to put a microphone in the back of the pads of offensive linemen.
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