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Patriots' Belichick prefers paper to Microsoft Surface

Bill Belichick using Microsoft Surface tablet Christian Petersen Getty Images
Carmela Zoppi | 19 Ottobre, 2016, 22:52

Belichick told the press he is "done with the tablets" after a frustrating experience. "But it just doesn't work for me, and that's because there's no consistency to it".

Microsoft, for its part, declined to say Wednesday whether CEO Satya Nadella will deploy a team of experts to fix the issues that have Belichick fed up with the tablet - instead referring CRN to a previously released statement.

"I'm done with the tablets", he said.

The decision comes after Belichick was caught on camera slamming down a sideline tablet following a Bills touchdown during their October 2 matchup. "In the instances where sideline issues are reported in National Football League games, we work closely with the National Football League to quickly address and resolve", Microsoft said in a statement. I've tried to work through the process. He also said that because it's NFL-issued equipment, they don't have the opportunity to work with it during the week in practice to work out potential issues. Within our complex environment, many factors can affect the performance of a particular technology either related to or outside of our partner's solutions.

"I'll peek at them from time to time with Josh". Earlier this month, he smashed his Surface on the sidelines of a game - though that may have been because his team was losing to the Buffalo Bills. According to Tom E. Curran of CSN New England, coordinators Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia resorted to hand signals after the coach-player communication system at Gillette Stadium failed (other teams have complained about it in the past) and the team more or less has ditched the Microsoft tablets the league hands out to each team for in-game use. Video caught the coach throwing his tablet at the bench.

The Patriots were able to utilize video technology in two preseason games. He said he's going to stick with low tech, printed images taken of plays during the game to help with in-game strategy on the sideline.

"As you probably noticed, I'm done with the tablets". But after a few years Belichick is mad as hell and he's not gonna take it anymore - to borrow a quote from angry Howard Beale in the movie Network. However, there have been some hiccups that prompted Belichick to return to the old-fashioned pictures rather than keep using the tablets.

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