Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman only "peeked at" the footage pulled from the camera mounted to the helmet of quarterback Matt Blanchard during the weekend's rookie minicamp, and it's still unclear to the club whether there's a tangible use for the experiment. The staff mounted a camera on the left side of Blanchard's helmet, and the second-year quarterback conducted practices with the club recording the footage, which theoretically would give it an idea of what the signal caller sees during drops, in addition to how he works through progressions. It's still unclear whether the club plans to outfit Jay Cutler with a helmet camera when the Bears start organized team activities this week, but Trestman sounded doubtful about the proposition. "We'll talk about it. I don't know that that'll be the case," Trestman said. "It was fun to do it this weekend, and kind of just get an interpretation. But I don't look at it as being something we're going to have on a daily basis." Before the Bears make a decision either way, the staff first must study the footage taken from Blanchard's helmet camera. With the coaches spending the bulk of time conducting practices and evaluating the 59 players in attendance for rookie minicamp, Trestman hadn't reviewed any of the footage from Blanchard's helmet by the time the Bears finished practice on Sunday afternoon. "Really haven't even looked at it. We've got it in our system right now. We really haven't spent any time evaluating what we could get out of it or what we have gotten out of it," Trestman said. "I've peeked at it, but I really didn't study it. We'll see what unfolds this week and what we think we can do with it or move it around.
Bears undecided on use of helmet cam
ESPN | May 13