The NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers has handed out iPads to each of the team’s 90 players as a new type of playbook. This is different from the massive amounts of printed out documents put together by each team for plays. The Buccaneers will be able to view the team playbook, refer to game footage, and review videos of their opponents on the iPad.
The advantage of using the iPad as a playbook is that if it is stolen, the playbook data can be deleted remotely. And another advantage is that players no longer need to ask for a DVD to review game footage at home.
Coach Raheem Morris said that it took only two minutes to convince Buccaneers chairman Bryan Glazer to spend $500-$600 for each iPad. Earlier this month, United Airlines equipped pilots with iPads for viewing plane operating manuals.