07 Sep '11, 2pm

More #NFL teams switching from paper playbooks to #iPad - paper savings trumps jumpy nerves over security #apple

More #NFL teams switching from paper playbooks to #iPad - paper savings trumps jumpy nerves over security #apple

Mashable reports that Buccaneers players will use the tablet computers to store their playbooks, reference game footage and review videos of opponents, which will be a lot easier than handing out thick playbooks and DVDs for game footage to view at home. Everything can be accessed on one device. Plus, there is a way to wipe out all the information on the iPad with one button should the device end up in the wrong hands. The Buccaneers aren't the only team switching from paper to electronics -- Dan Pompei wrote in the "Sunday Blitz" back in June that "The NFL is finding more and more uses for iPads. The Ravens are giving players their playbooks on iPads this year. No more paper... The Falcons used iPads during pre-draft interviews. In fact, head coach Mike Smith was carrying one around. The team has a program that has a checklist of questions for each player. After all the q...

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