Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Players, coaches told iPads are banned on game day

Raheem Morris

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris yells from the sideline against the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


We noted last month that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have put their playbooks on iPads. But those high-tech playbooks can’t be used in the locker room before games, or on the sidelines during games.

As noted by Charley Casserly of CBS today, the NFL has a decidedly low-tech policy when it comes to what’s allowed on game days: Players and coaches are absolutely not allowed to use computers, tablets and other electronic devices, or allowed to watch film during games. The league reminded every team that iPads apply.

So from 90 minutes before kickoff until the end of a game, there’s absolutely no use of iPads by anyone: Not coaches, not players.

Unfortunately for Bart Scott, that rule does not apply to fans.