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FOXBORO (CBS) – The Patriots are experimenting with small cameras on the helmets of their quarterbacks this preseason.

This is in it’s early stages and I’m not sure what the Pats are hoping to get out it.  One thing is for certain, anything that they can do to help the players, the team will take advantage of.

“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,” coach Bill Belichick said. “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.”

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Most of the work done with the helmet cam is when looking at the film afterwards; where are the players looking in certain situations and what are they seeing, and why are the QBs making certain throws?

Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels, believes something can be made of this.  The views are there to help the quarterback in their decision making.  It’s all about applying what the learned process.

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“We were taking a look at it, just to see if you could put together some really good teaching tape and teaching film for future players at the position, from seeing it from their perspective,” Josh said. “There are some kinks that I’d say we have to work out in terms of how much it’s on, and the amount it moves and gyrates during the course of the time. We’re still working on it.”

Tom Brady, though, is not a big fan. He’ll do whatever they tell him to do but he’s sticking to what has worked for him over the years.

And why would anybody blame him?

“It’s more for some of the other guys that have asked for it,” Brady said. “I agreed to do it, but I feel I have what I need to see. The last thing I need is for me to over analyze certain things.”

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