New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick admitted to reporters Thursday that he has been "overwhelmed" by the new technology the NFL has been using, including the recently-introduced tablets.
Before the season, teams were given tablets that run on a closed wireless network and allow teams to receive pictures faster during the game.
“I’m overwhelmed, yeah, I’m totally overwhelmed by it,” Belichick told reporters. “There’s no way I could — yeah, without somebody holding my hand and helping me through it, there’s no way I could get a fraction of what I get.”
“I think one of the biggest things I’ve learned through my coaching career is just the evolution of learning and the evolution of technology and the tools that I came into the game with in 1975. I mean our team wouldn’t even recognize what those things are — a projector and 60 millimeter film and chalk and erasers,” Belichick cracked Friday at Gillette Stadium. “We don’t even have that stuff anymore. We progressively go on to different types of technology.
Belichick began his NFL head coaching career in 1991 with the Cleveland Browns. He has coached the Patriots since 2000. Entering Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders, Belichick's coaching record is 200-106.
- Sarah Barshop