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Bill Belichick Continues Crusade Against Tablets, Technology in General

The New England Patriots coach sounded off on the whimsical nature of technology.

by Sean Newell
Oct 18 2016, 6:44pm

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is in the process of leaving the Coaching Genius moniker behind him and being re-branded as Your Granddad Who Doesn't Get What All the Hubbub Is with the Twitters and the Facegrams. A couple weeks after throwing his Microsoft tablet in disgust like a baby who definitely dresses himself, Belichick sounded off, in depth, on why he hates them so much.

Here is a larger version because it's so long it's illegible:


That's a lot of words about a bootleg iPad! The heart of the issue for Belichick is that the tablets are unreliable and he "just can't take it anymore." Belichick then used that as a jumping off point to Go In On technology in general and how the complexities and the connections and the batteries and the belt packs all inevitably fail. Interestingly, he lumps this all together with the radio communications that seem to plague Gillette Stadium all the time. For what reason, I haven't the foggiest and I doubt you can find the answer in this hyperlinked text.

Belichick does make a good point about the equipment's availability, though. It's kind of insane that teams are not allowed to practice with the equipment during the week to troubleshoot, or at least practice how to handle in-game situations when the equipment does fail. Or maybe the NFL has a good reason to keep teams from tinkering with the equipment?

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