NFL players: Big brother is watching

Share This Story


Complain all you want about your job's attendance policy. Your employers probably aren't resorting to GPS to make sure you come to work.

Play Fantasy Football Commissioner Game


Sign-up now to start preparing
for your fantasy football season.

Well, that's not exactly what the NFL is doing, either, but it sure sounds like it. Sports Illustrated's Peter King tweeted Wednesday that the league has sent a memo to teams that says they can use GPS to track players.

The purpose of the GPS is not to keep track of where players are, though, according to a closer look by Yahoo! Sports Shutdown Corner. Instead, teams are trying to find a way to figure out how hard different positions are working during practice. The GPS measures different forms of acceleration, deceleration and other variables to get a finger on players' conditioning. The device, combined with other data, can help teams make sure some players don't push too hard.

The tracking can help prevent injury as well as help us with the rehab process, Bills strength and conditioning coach Eric Ciano said. The device gives teams tons of information that they can then sort and use however they like.

It stands to reason that teams won't just be looking for players who are overworking, though being able to measure how hard different guys are going may also mean that the NFL is clearing the way for catching slackers.

Be happy your job doesn't have the device for that reason, too.

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by

More Than Sports on MSN