It was a rough night for the Giants on and off the field.
Apparently, the Giants had some issues with their headsets, and Joe Judge said it’s been happening all season.
“The headsets were going out. We are having headset issues. This has happened in every game so far,” Judge told reporters after the game. “We deal with the league and they keep telling us there are different software updates or whatever it is, but we had to call two timeouts today because we were trying to send the deals in personnel wise and you got half of the headsets not getting reception.
“That is the issue right there. We are trying to make the right call. There were other times it was not the right look. I wanted to make sure we settled down, but the other one with the substitution right there, that is a breakdown. We have to make sure the hardware is working. So whatever the issue with that is, the people involved better get it fixed fast.”
Judge, who had blamed a couple untimely timeouts on the headset issues, said they will do “hand signals” or whatever else is needed if the team “can’t rely on the equipment.”
“At one point, we tried to go back to the old equipment, and they told us we were not allowed to do it for whatever reason. We didn’t have issues with it last year for the most part. Hopefully we will figure that out.”
The Giants called their first timeout of the game less than seven minutes in before the Chiefs had third and goal from the Giants’ five-yard line. The next play was an interception by Julian Love in the end zone for a touchback.
The Giants’ second timeout came less than five minutes into the second quarter, and their final timeout of the half came about a minute before the two-minute warning when the Giants were at Kansas City’s 13-yard line.
The Giants called one timeout late in the third quarter, and then their second with 3:27 left in the fourth quarter. By the time the Giants had the ball with 1:07 left in the game for their potentially game-winning drive, they were out of timeouts. However, Judge did not blame those timeouts on the headsets, so maybe those were simply just bad timeouts.
Judge said he has let the league know about the issue.
Source: Yahoo Sports