"We have to continue to challenge ourselves on what we can do to make the game more attractive from a fan perspective," Goodell said. "Should we be using the technology that's available nowadays to make sure that our players can communicate with each other so they can come into an opposing stadium that may be loud and be able to play at the highest possible level?
"We're hindering that right now to some extent. They're not able to put the full offense in. They're not able to change the play at the line of scrimmage. Frankly, I'm not sure that the best product is on the field."
Goodell said he foresees having every player's helmet wired for optimum communication.
"Not that we're going 'Star Wars' ... but it could potentially be that," Goodell said. "We have rules that restrict crowd noise. That's counter-intuitive to me. I love the 12th Man. I love the fact that home fans can influence the game. I'm not trying to take that away. I'm just trying to let our teams perform at the highest level."