"I don't know exactly what he said, but I believe, you know, (I) won a lot of games there without one on the wrist.
I had no idea that donning the wristband made any difference in the outcome of a game.
When quarterbacks wear the thick bands on their non-throwing forearm.
Play callers may simply tell the quarterback a number instead of describing a complicated play with several safeguards and subtleties.
That way, the team can break the huddle faster, and the quarterback can assess the defense.
At the line of scrimmage without worrying about anything being lost in translation.