iPads to Replace NFL Playbooks

Apple set to call plays

The Apple iPad may be hitting the sidelines into the NFL soon as a replacement for team playbooks. It’ll save on using up paper, but it could also be a more dynamic tool for teams and coaches when running plays.

An article from CNET states:

Pete Walsh, head of technology for the Cowboys, said his team and at least a “couple” of others are currently considering abandoning their playbooks in favor of iPads, a move they feel could save them as much as 5,000 pages of paper printouts per game.

Now that there is a true revolutionary move that will save a lot of paper indeed. It will also make feedback from previous plays easier to make due to possibly highlight videos to attack the defense or stop an opposing team’s offense.  Each team will have a better visual perspective and can receive information from the booth to the field much quicker than the previous formula of calling plays.

How will the transition commence?

There’s no word on just how soon a transition could take place, but one can imagine that it could happen sooner than later. After all, the iPad is being adopted by other industries like the automotive field and medical profession. Pretty soon, the Apple tablet will also become commonplace in educational institutions, too.

If the NFL does decide to make this change soon then it will only be a matter of time until other sport leagues decide to make the transition as well. Such as the NBA drawing up plays on the iPad for their players on the floor.

Sterling Mckinley

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