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Hammock Parties
05-25-2012, 09:20 PM
Why aren't the Chiefs doing this? Very cool.

http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Playbooks-Go-Digital/79c2c710-0688-42f5-9919-bae20d3971f7

Starting this season, Broncos players will receive iPads for studying the playbook and watching game film.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Broncos players won’t have to leaf through hundreds of pages to find a play they need to study anymore. Instead, they can just speak into their new iPad and it will take them to the play they are looking for.
The team took part in a one-hour meeting where members of the Broncos video department led the players through the features of their new iPads on Thursday.

Each player received an iPad that has the capability to hold practice video, video cut-ups of the upcoming opponent, playbooks, team travel itineraries, nutrition plans and other notes and team announcements.

"As far as the film study and the ease with which it can be done, the film will be downloaded automatically when the players walk in the building,” Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway said. “It's just going to continue to grow in that direction from where we were with the old paper playbooks to now having everything in the iPads. It's unique, and all these guys are very well-accustomed to the iPads and know them very well.”

Convenience


The iPads are much easier for players to carry around than the bulky binders that the playbooks used to be held in. The convenience factor will make it easier for the players to take their study materials home and on the plane when the Broncos travel for road games.

“It's much easier for the players, which will be better for them,” Elway said. “When it's easier, they look at more film. So it's going to be a great complement and we're looking forward to it. “

Converting to digital playbooks makes it easier and more efficient for coaches and the team’s administrative staff to send updates to the players.

Should the scheduled departure time change for a road trip, an update can be pushed immediately to each player’s iPad.

The camera that is included in each iPad also syncs with the playbook app. If a coach draws a play on a whiteboard during a meeting, players can use their iPads to take pictures that can be saved to specific pages in the playbook for reference later.

Players don’t have to worry about managing the content either – the coaches and video department will simply push out the old information with the new, so running out of space on the 32 gigabyte iPads won’t be an issue.

Video

The ability to watch video of upcoming opponents is included with the playbook application for the iPad. The team’s video department can push cut-ups of practice film, upcoming opponent film or any other game tape that the player requests.

Like the playbook, the video is stored on the hard drive of the iPad, so there is no wireless internet connection necessary to view the content.

The video player has several controls available, including the standard fast forward, rewind, play and pause options. If a player wants to watch a play in greater detail, he has the ability to use slow motion – or he can speed the play up – with a touch of a finger.

Functionality

Players will have full note-taking options available with the iPads. While looking at the playbook, players have the option to highlight or underline text. When a line of text is underlined or highlighted, it automatically becomes a bookmark.
The note-taking system makes it every easy for a player to come up with a system that allows the notes to be sorted by color. There is also a freehand drawing system for players to draw quick notes or symbols on plays.

For more legible and longer notes, players can insert a comment sticky-note onto any page in the playbook using their keyboard to type in the note – or with speech-to-text recognition software that is included in the iPad.

Each player will only get information that is relevant to his role with the team. When coaches push new plays or information, they have the option of selecting which group or groups should receive the update.

Groups can be as general as offense, defense or special teams and can be whittled down to specific position groups if the update would be designed for defensive linemen, but not safeties, for example.

The device also has a search function, so a player can type in a specific play name or position code to jump to that play or to scan through the playbook, focusing only on his position.

Security

Another pertinent feature of the digital transition is that the content is controlled remotely by the organization, which makes it far more secure than paper playbooks that could be lost or stolen. If an iPad were to become lost or stolen – or if a player is traded or released – the data could be wiped clean with the click of a button.

To log onto the device, players must enter an organizational pin code, followed by their own personalized password. If someone tries to log on to the iPad with an incorrect pin or password five consecutive times, all of the data is automatically wiped clean as a security measure.

In the past, if a player lost his playbook or had it stolen, all of the team’s plays would be available to the thief. The iPads make it nearly impossible for the team’s sensitive game strategy to fall into the wrong hands.

Going Green, Saving Green

The move to iPads will also benefit the environment as the team is able to cut back on its paper use. Instead of copying hundreds of pages for each player’s weekly playbook, everything will be stored on the iPad.

While purchasing iPads for each player may seem like a costly venture, in the long run the move will save the team money as it cuts back on paper usage.
“It's good that it saves cost on the paper and it is green to where we can be a little bit more conservative," Elway said.

The transition will be gradual – for players and coaches who feel more comfortable with the paper, hard-copy version those will still be available this year if requested.

Starting in 2013, the plan is for iPads to be the only playbook version available.

As the players explored their new iPads, most were excited about the new device and most of all about not having to haul the paper binders around everywhere they went.

Looking back at his own playing career, Elway wishes he would have had access to playbooks on iPads as well.

"I would've, no question,” he said. “Especially for the film work that you can get off it, because of the amount of film you can put on them. And it's easy -- you can carry it to the house. I would've loved to have it."

RustShack
05-25-2012, 10:06 PM
Well the Broncos just won the West. Damn it Pioli!

Phobia
05-25-2012, 10:07 PM
It will also be a lot easier to snatch a playbook electronically.

Hammock Parties
05-25-2012, 10:10 PM
Security

Another pertinent feature of the digital transition is that the content is controlled remotely by the organization, which makes it far more secure than paper playbooks that could be lost or stolen. If an iPad were to become lost or stolen – or if a player is traded or released – the data could be wiped clean with the click of a button.

To log onto the device, players must enter an organizational pin code, followed by their own personalized password. If someone tries to log on to the iPad with an incorrect pin or password five consecutive times, all of the data is automatically wiped clean as a security measure.

In the past, if a player lost his playbook or had it stolen, all of the team’s plays would be available to the thief. The iPads make it nearly impossible for the team’s sensitive game strategy to fall into the wrong hands.

Seriously. Pioli would get wood over this.

RustShack
05-25-2012, 10:11 PM
We will probably have it by training camp now.

Kyle DeLexus
05-25-2012, 10:23 PM
Seriously. Pioli would get wood over this.

Powe would be fucked. He's only allowed to misspell his password 5 times.

Okie_Apparition
05-25-2012, 10:30 PM
How many would Moeaki drown in the hot/cold tub
before he had to start purchasing his own digital pb

cdcox
05-25-2012, 11:23 PM
Teams can also monitor how often players are studying their playbooks.

listopencil
05-25-2012, 11:24 PM
I am surprised that they are just now doing this. I had assumed that NFL teams switched over some time ago.

Thig Lyfe
05-26-2012, 12:46 AM
They deleted our threads

Fuckers!!!

|Zach|
05-26-2012, 12:50 AM
I am going to go ahead and just continue my one issue posting style tonight and just say...

Sporting Kansas City was doing this last year already.

Bump
05-26-2012, 01:00 AM
Well the Broncos just won the West. Damn it Pioli!

they won it when they signed Peyton Manning

Pasta Giant Meatball
05-26-2012, 06:42 AM
they won it when they signed Peyton Manning

They haven't won shit. Still a very flawed team and who knows how long he'll even last.

Bob Dole
05-26-2012, 07:14 AM
It will also be a lot easier to snatch a playbook electronically.

Using that open wireless network Roger wants available in every stadium.

Quesadilla Joe
05-26-2012, 08:05 AM
It will also be a lot easier to snatch a playbook electronically.

I would love to see what Roger Goodell would do to the team that gets caught trying to hack other teams playbooks.

Bugeater
05-26-2012, 08:09 AM
I would love to see what Roger Goodell would do to the Broncos when they get caught trying to hack other teams playbooks.
I think this is what you meant.

J Diddy
05-26-2012, 08:38 AM
I would love to see what Roger Goodell would do to the team that gets caught trying to hack other teams playbooks.

He will force them to play the whole season using only the tecmo bowl playbooks for their team.

RNR
05-26-2012, 09:22 AM
they won it when they signed Peyton Manning

:rolleyes:

Pasta Giant Meatball
05-26-2012, 10:48 AM
:rolleyes:

He had to have been baked out of his mind and elbow deep in a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos when he posted that.

RNR
05-26-2012, 10:58 AM
He had to have been baked out of his mind and elbow deep in a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos when he posted that.

He was going to leave the country, but then he got high~


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7vLrMq6mE8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Mr. Laz
05-26-2012, 10:59 AM
Why aren't the Chiefs doing this? Very cool.

http://www.denverbro9-bae20d3971f7
how do you know they aren't?

milkman
05-26-2012, 11:09 AM
how do you know they aren't?

Do you think that we'd not have heard about it if they were?

Quesadilla Joe
05-26-2012, 11:10 AM
how do you know they aren't?

As of right now, only two other teams in the league have switched to Ipads. The Bucs and the Ravens.

RNR
05-26-2012, 11:13 AM
Do you think that we'd not have heard about it if they were?

McKenzie quit using the over head projector. So we have that update going for us~

wazu
05-26-2012, 12:25 PM
iPads sound kinda pricey for the Hunt family. Can this be done on a Kindle?

whoman69
05-26-2012, 12:40 PM
This might be one of the reasons the Broncos beat us out for Manning.

Hammock Parties
07-24-2012, 12:25 PM
Looks like this idea has some fail.

http://www.joebucsfan.com/?p=69619

“I think the concept of the iPads was excellent but at times a bit too much for players and coaches alike,” Graham told JoeBucsFan.com. “The problem was that at times guys would forget to charge them overnight or to update them when they came into the building because everything needed to download before meetings. That would cause problems. Also the fact that it’s an unnecessary distraction with being able to access the Internet, games, and so on.

“I thought the idea was great but it was definitely more negatives than positives with a young team. I enjoyed being able to access the opposing teams’ cut-ups and video of that day’s practice, but in my opinion most guys did not use them. If you keep it simple and do your installations using your [paper] playbooks, you don’t have to guess whether a guy is on Facebook or not. Based on that experience I would never use them if I went into coaching.

BigChiefFan
07-24-2012, 12:41 PM
iPads sound kinda pricey for the Hunt family. Can this be done on a Kindle?

LMAO Friggin' Hilarious and sad at the same time.

vailpass
07-24-2012, 12:54 PM
Looks like this idea has some fail.

http://www.joebucsfan.com/?p=69619

I can definitely see that happening. coach would have to instill in the players to act like men and professionals. If you don't approach it seriously you lose.