August 25, 2011
Every player on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gets to start the season off with their very own new iPad 2, according to a report from the St. Petersburg Times. There are 90 players that will receive the device, and it will hold their playbook and other valuable information. The players from Tampa will no longer carry large, heavy playbooks. Instead, this valuable information will all have been downloaded onto the 1.3 pound, iPad 2. The team will also have access to videos and film which they can watch anywhere, any time of the day. The idea of iPads on the team came from head coach Raheem Morris. During the lockout, Morris had plenty of time to watch play films and he used an iPad to watch video of draft prospects. The team director of football technology Chris Wells and video director Dave Levy helped make the iPad dream a reality. The iPad is great for the younger guys on the roster, since they are so in tune with technology anyway. The iPad has created an enticing way for them to study up on the game. Best of all, there is a safety feature built into the iPad. If a player ever loses their iPad, or leaves it behind in a hotel room, everything can be wiped off it with the press of a button.