New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick cites tablet as 'undependable'
Last Updated: 19/10/16 8:40am
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick lost his temper with the tablet, throwing it down and branding the equipment "undependable".
The Patriots went on to win their home clash against the Cincinnati Bengals 35-17 but, speaking at the press conference following the game, Belichick said that he was "done with the tablets", citing the unreliability of the technology.
"As you know there are multiple communications systems on the sidelines. I'm done with the tablets. I've given them as much time as I can give them.
"They're just too undependable for me. I'm going to stick with pictures because there just isn't enough consistency in the performance of the tablets. I just can't take it anymore."
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It wasn't just the tablet that came under the ire of the four time Super Bowl winning head coach. Belichick also talked about the failure of communication devices between coaches in the press box and on the sideline.
"The press box to the coaches on the field fail on a regular basis. There are very few games - home or away, day or night, cold or hot, pre-season, regular season, post-season, doesn't make any difference.
"There are very few games where equipment doesn't fail in one fashion or another."
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