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By SI Wire
August 04, 2014

The NFL is allowing coaches to use Microsoft tablets on the sideline to help instantly break down plays, but there are still some kinks to be worked out.

During last night’s preseason opener, a 17-13 victory by the New York Giants over the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo head coach Doug Marrone had trouble getting his to work during the first half. 

"I was told mine was going to work, and mine didn't work,"  Marrone said, via the Associated Press. "They said they would get it right and there was miscommunication."

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The problem was corrected during the second half of the game. Marrone said he "liked it a lot."

Coaches around the league can either use the new technology or look at printed out images, the traditional method of instant evaluation on NFL sidelines. 

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