Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buy Each Player iPad to Study Video, Store Playbook


It's the dawn of a new age. Gone are the days of dealing with garbage trucks scattering your paper playbook around town.

Say hello to the 21st century, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

According to the St. Petersburg Times, Bucs head coach Raheem Morris convinced the big wigs of the organization to shell out the cash (roughly $500 to $600 each) for 90 iPad 2s — one for each player on the team. The Bucs' playbook will be downloaded onto each iPad, replacing the old-fashioned paper playbooks that the rest of the league's teams are using.

"That's big ups to our organization thinking like that because it is the biggest thing right now and we have a young crowd," fourth-year linebacker Geno Hayes told the Times. "It's pretty big to have that at your disposal."

The iPads will also be used to go over video. Before, players had to request DVDs to watch at home, but with the introduction of the iPad into the locker room, players are easily able to study video of practices and games whenever they want.

"Back in the day, I think probably the whole team had to sit down with a projector and a reel, and watch the film together. They'd have the whole offense in the same meeting room," second-year safety Cody Grimm said. "Now we all have our own iPad. Stuff that we used to come in here to see, we can sit on our couch at home and have access to it 24-7. It's awesome."

While an iPad can be just as easily misplaced as a playbook (perhaps even easier), Morris is not worried about divulging any major team secrets.

"You've got a way to wipe [everything] off with the push of a button," he said.

That's the future for you — everything is just one click away.

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