The Buccaneers have a new playbook. And someone in Atlanta apparently has a copy of it.
At roughly 5:00 a.m. ET on Saturday outside the Post Alexander high-rise in the Buckhead section of Atlanta, a group of men broke into Barber’s vehicle, stealing his passport, a tablet containing the team-issued playbook, and other belongings.
Most teams allow tablets containing sensitive team information to be wiped clean remotely, and the device undoubtedly was password protected. If not, the reward offered by the Falcons could be bigger than any reward offered by Barber for the return of the device.
UPDATE 12:11 a.m. ET 2/23/19: Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the tablet didn’t contain any current Buccaneers playbook when stolen. The old playbook had been removed, and the new playbook had yet to be loaded onto it. Also, the team was immediately notified about the theft, so that any lingering information could have been wiped clean.