Found June 16, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

From Pro Football Zone:

The New York Giants have decided to use technology to their advantage. The team has been using GPS devices and hydration/nutrition monitoring systems in order to track how much energy each player on the roster is exerting, and how long it takes them to recover.

For example, the equipment showed that running back Da’Rel Scott ran the most of any of the Giants running backs, even though they all ran the same drills.

“I’m looking into the future,” Ronnie Barnes, the team’s vice president for medical services, told The New York Times. “We’ve known we need to do this, and I feel like we’ve begun to pioneer a little bit with our players and within the league.”

Barnes says that it help him give Giants head coach Tom Coughlin a much more accurate measure of how tired his players are.

“Currently, Coach Coughlin comes to me and says, ‘Do you think the team looks tired?’ ” Barnes said. “Or the players come to me and say, ‘Our legs are dead.’ And I’ll go up and say, ‘Coach, the guys are telling me they’re really tired.’ ”

“And usually he says to me, ‘Well, we haven’t done that much!’ But then he’ll make adaptations based on what I’ve told him,” said Barnes.  ”With this setup, I’ll be able to tell him, yes, they are tired — and also that, say, Ahmad Bradshaw is particularly tired and here’s why.”

 

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3 Comments:
  • Lets just hope it doesn't get into the bedroom, or it might be "well Coughlin, Eli Manning's a bit tired, because he was busy passing a few with his wife last night, before they both passed out together". "You mean she practices with him?" "Well if you want to call it that" :o

    That would get a little creepy :o
  • Hey NFL...Welcome to 2012!

    "I'm looking into the future"...well guess what Mr Barnes I hate to break it to you, but you aren't really a pioneer at all. Pro and even some college soccer teams from all around the world have been using this technology for over a decade now! Here is a link www.prozonesports.com
  • Yeah, it might seem odd, but many "pioneering *new* things" to come to the US are things that have been done before, of late. Take some of the touted new features of cell phone technology, and then consider that the Japanese had the ability to do many of these things years ahead of ourselves. But then again they're also not trying to maintain a legacy phone system so grandma can plug her old 1920s vintage phone in (aka they have no analog phone system at all)... The high speed super-conductive trains they had back in the early 90s is another perfect example...

    Oh well, though it is odd considering we invented some of this stuff, but then fell behind. I still think it could be a little creepy if these devices track them 24/7. One would hope they could take them off in the shower, bed, or while sitting on the can :o
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