Denver Broncos Replace Playbooks With iPads for 2012 Season
There are plenty of changes taking place with the Denver Broncos for the upcoming 2012 season after the team signed Peyton Manning and shipped Tim Tebow to the New York Jets. However, the most interesting adjustment may not be the new players on the roster, but the way the team will prepare for each game on a weekly basis.
According to Andy Vuong of The Denver Post, the Broncos are getting rid of the typical 500-page playbooks that most teams tend to use and will have each member of the team use iPads instead for the 2012 season. Denver joins the Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the only teams in the NFL to make the big transition to the popular electronic device that will be used on a weekly basis for anything ranging from game plans, scouting reports, and even video clips.
From Vong’s article:
“The advantage is that when they leave the building, they can take everything home with them very easily and watch tape at night and review the game plan installation,” said Broncos general manager Brian Xanders. “This is their full-time job — to prepare and do whatever they can to help us win each week. “
Considering how the world is today where everybody and their mother seems to rely heavily on technology for daily use, the Broncos deciding to make the transition should come as no surprise and there’s a good chance other teams will take the same approach in the future.
Plus, NFL players would most likely prefer taking advantage of all the extra features found on an iPad that a heavy playbook wouldn’t provide–so this sounds like a win-win all around for the Broncos.
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