Trestman using helmet-cam to assess QBs

The Sports Xchange
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Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman is using a helmet camera to help evaluate quarterbacks this weekend at the team's rookie minicamp.
The Chicago Tribune reported that a small camera was attached to the left side of quarterback Matt Blanchard's helmet on Friday during the Bears' first day of practice.
The idea is to give coaches the same view the quarterback has when a play is developing and use that information to assess him.
Blanchard, who is actually a second-year player, is competing for the third quarterback spot on the roster behind starter Jay Cutler and backup Josh McCown.
"He's very good with our system of football," Trestman said of Blanchard. "That's come to him very easily. And he throws the ball very well."