The Denver Post (via Apple Insider) reports that the Broncos will be using the iPad rather than a traditional playbook. As it turns out, those bulky old things can become as large as 500 pages.
The great thing about having the playbook housed on an iPad is that it can include videos and more. According to the report, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were actually the first to give their players iPads, this was at the start of last season. The Ravens have also gone the iPad route.
There is a downside. According to the report, the NFL does not allow electronic devices such as tablets on the sidelines. However, players can use it throughout the week to study the game plan, and can even use it in the locker rooms up until kickoff.
According to Broncos general manager Brian Xanders, “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 … This is their full-time job — to prepare and do whatever they can to help us win each week.”
The lucky players are getting 64GB units with 4G LTE from Verizon.
[Via Denver Post]