Players, coaches told iPads are banned on game day

AP

We noted last month that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have put their playbooks on iPads. But those high-tech playbooks can’t be used in the locker room before games, or on the sidelines during games.

As noted by Charley Casserly of CBS today, the NFL has a decidedly low-tech policy when it comes to what’s allowed on game days: Players and coaches are absolutely not allowed to use computers, tablets and other electronic devices, or allowed to watch film during games. The league reminded every team that iPads apply.

So from 90 minutes before kickoff until the end of a game, there’s absolutely no use of iPads by anyone: Not coaches, not players.

Unfortunately for Bart Scott, that rule does not apply to fans.

12 responses to “Players, coaches told iPads are banned on game day

  1. Wonder when we’ll hear our first “Player X loses playbook iPad in home burglary/airport/etc”.

    Hopefully the teams assign the players the 4 digit passcode and set the hd to auto wipe after 10 unsuccessful security logins.

  2. the 4 digit passcode and set the hd to auto wipe after 10 unsuccessful security logins.

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    I can break the 4 digit code way before 10 attempts!

    No a 10 digit code is another story.

  3. How/why are Ipads or any kind of computer banned? I assume because of the perception of some kind of competitive advantage, but what advantage could you actually gain (assuming all teams are allowed to use them)?

  4. Stupid policy, the IPad is where the players have all their music stored. The majority if not all players listen to music before the game to get into the zone.

  5. borisbulldog says:Sep 11, 2011 12:51 PM

    I can break the 4 digit code way before 10 attempts!

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    Okay Rainman…

  6. Ipods are NOT Ipads. It would be stupid for a player to be carrying around a tablet while stretching or warming up pregame

  7. duanethomas says:
    Sep 11, 2011 1:18 PM
    Stupid policy, the IPad is where the players have all their music stored. The majority if not all players listen to music before the game to get into the zone.
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    Ipods are NOT Ipads. It would be stupid for a player to be carrying around a tablet while stretching or warming up pregame

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