If it's good enough for airline pilots, it must surely be good enough for NFL players and coaches, right? As it turns out, the iPad is poised to play a bigger role in the upcoming NFL season than ever before - particularly in terms of reducing paper waste.
This much will at least be apparent inside of the Denver Broncos organization. The Denver Post confirmed Monday that the team is relegating to the trash bin of paper products the antiquated model of 500-page playbooks, which are used weekly by each of the team's 120 players, coaches, scouts and other personnel.
This season, the team will hand out iPads that feature the week's game plan, scouting reports, video clips and other relevant data.
"The advantage is that when they leave the building, they can take everything home with them very easily and watch tape at night and review the game plan installation," said Broncos general manager Brian Xanders. "This is their full-time job — to prepare and do whatever they can to help us win each week."
Source: Denver Post