“I’m done with the tablets, ” he said during a ranting about malfunctioning contraptions that lasted more than five minutes. “Ive given them as much period as I can give them. I simply can’t take it anymore.
“Ill use the paper images from here on, because I simply have given it my best shot, Belichick added after a lengthy digression about the NFL’s communications system.
Here’s Belichick’s full answer as to why he dislikes the tablets. Lasted five minutes and 25 seconds. pic.twitter.com/ wcSqebtQRu
Zack Cox (@ ZackCoxNESN) October 18, 2016
Microsoft fired back in response to Belichick’s complaints.
” We respect Coach Belichicks decision, but stand behind the reliability of Surface, ” Microsoft said in a statement. “We continue to receive positive feedback on having Surface devices on the sidelines from coach-and-fours, players and squad personnel across the league. In the instances where sideline issues are reported in NFL games, we work closely with the NFL to quickly address and resolve.
In January, the Patriots reportedly suffered a tablet flaw during a championship game against the Denver Broncos. Afterwards, Belichick told reporters that problems with the tablet were banality, prompting a PR scramble from both Microsoft and the NFL.
The only problem with Belichick eventually inducing the switch? Paper simply isn’t as aerodynamic as a Microsoft tablet 😛 TAGEND
UPDATED Oct. 18 at 3:36 p.m. ET with a statement from Microsoft .