The GoPro helmet camera has been targeted for use with those who love living it up in rough and tumble adventures, but who would have thought that it would actually be used to help analyze a quarterback’s game? The New York Giants decided to assist free agent quarterback Ryan Perrilloux in training camp by hooking up the $300 helmet camera so that coaches are able to see just what the 24-year old sees in each play, but also get to hear what’s going on around him – bone crunching tackles included sans the pain, of course.
Needless to say, this camera cannot be used in the game itself, but during training, it does help the Giants coach follow “his eyes just to make sure they are going where they are supposed to go as he sets and whether he starts with a free safety read, an area read or a directional read. His eyes have to go in one particular spot, and we like to think they are going where they are supposed to be.”
This would come in as a useful teaching aid for quarterbacks, and it also allows coaches to hear whether the right commands are being conveyed around the field.