With a month to go until the 2014 NFL Regular Season people behind the scenes, along with team coaches are now feeling a little concerned over the use of Microsoft Surface Pro tablets for the Sideline Viewing System, as things never went as well as expected during Sunday’s Hall of Fame game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants.
NFL’s aim is to replace binders along with printed photos with the Surface Pro on the sidelines, and while we have seen other sports embrace the use of tablets, it would seem as though some coaches in the world of American Football are feeling a little apprehensive because of Sunday.
Teething issues – it was rather obvious that there were going to be a few problems implementing this technology to the world of NFL, and being unable to study pre- and post-snap formations because of a miscommunication was a step backwards for the new system.
However, we should not be disheartened because the use of tablets within many industries has made a huge impact and it is the way forward. You have to remember, there is still a month to go until the start of the new NFL Regular Season, and NBC Sports is sure that the NFL, the clubs and Microsoft will be able to overcome these issue so that everything runs smoothly next month.
We have already seen some of the reaction from fans after the game on Sunday, with many of them agreeing that choosing Microsoft tablets over Android was a wrong decision, although some of you seem to believe that the iPad would have been a far better choice because they are good enough for the likes of surgeons.
Which platform do you think NFL should have went with?