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New York Giants head coach Joe Judge said he had to use timeouts during Monday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs he didn’t plan to use because the headsets were not working and the team couldn’t call plays.
“It’s happened in every game so far,” Judge said, per Newsday. “We deal with the league and they keep telling us there are different software updates, but we had to call two timeouts today because we’re trying to send the deals in personnel-wise and we have half the headsets aren’t getting any reception…”
When asked why the Giants calling such erratic timeouts on defense, particularly in the first half, Judge said it was the headsets.
“Whatever the issue with that is, the people involved with that had better get it fixed fast,” Judge said.
Judge said the team tried to go back to the old system they used last season but were not permitted to change in mid-game.
He said they also would have to start incorporating hand signals to get their message from the sideline to the field without relying on technology that clearly cannot be trusted, Newsday reports.
The Chiefs did what was necessary to beat the Giants 20-17 on Monday night and got back to a .500 record.
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