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Technology takeover in the NFL: the use of tablets during games

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Technology has taken over the sidelines of the NFL. Teams are now allowed to use tablets to review instantly; not only from the sidelines but also from the booth during the game. McCarthyy says he's not going to throw his laminated playbook away just yet, but it is nice to rely on an instant look at a teams previous drive.  It's not video, but clear pictures.  Coach says it's a lot more than just the visual benefits, it increases communication as well.
Mike McCarthy says, "I think it makes the league better, and as far as coaching and the network from the box to the sidelines to the players. It's all about improving the product."
Quarterback Scott Tolzien agrees, "It was a nice addition on the sidelines to have those iPads going. It's just a little more efficient, it's just a better quality picture, so it's a definite upgrade."
The tablets are run on the NFL's private network to protect from any sort of hackers. Tolzien says the only con he can really think of, is it's meant for strictly football only. No angry birds allowed.

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