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NFL to Experiment With New Communication System at Pro Bowl

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Even though the Pro Bowl is still thought of as a joke-of-a-game, there is an area in which the game can be quite valuable: testing new rules or systems. Although there aren't any new rules being tested this year, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the league is testing a new coach-to-coach communication system:

Enough coaches have complained about communication issues in their post-game press conferences to the point that addressing the issue makes sense. The more non-football excuses you can remove from the equation, the better. According to a report, it is believed that the updated technology will "improve on the noise canceling headset previously used as well as fix any technical errors in communicating that the headset has been prone to do in the past."

It might not be quite as impactful as pilot-testing extra points (which was put into full effect this past season), but it's something.