The Patriots coach says he won’t be using them any longer.

By SI Wire
October 18, 2016

Patriots coach Bill Belichick will no longer be using the NFL‘s sideline tablets, he said in a rant on Tuesday that lasted over five minutes.

Belichick said he will instead go back to using photos of plays on the sideline because the tablets are too unreliable, experiencing issues each game. 

“As you probably noticed, I’m done with the tablets,” he said. “They’re just too undependable for me. I’m going to stick with pictures, which several of our other coaches do, as well, because there just isn’t enough consistency in the performance of the tablets. I just can’t take it anymore.”

Belichick was captured on the sideline chucking a tablet a couple of weeks ago during a 16–0 loss to the Bills.


The league has been using Microsoft Surface tablets as part of reported $400 million deal. In a statement, Microsoft said it “stand[s] behind the reliability” of the devices and “continue[s] to receive positive feedback.”

– Kenny Ducey

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