WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- During the past few weeks, we've heard the Redskins talk about having their playbook on an iPad, instead of a bulky binder.
Mostly, it seems as if the players love the Apple product, and have notably learned how to talk trash to each other using the device.
But what about the coaching staff? Defensive backs coach Raheem Morris implemented iPad usage while he was the head coach in Tampa, and has rave reviews.
"I've always been a big iPad guy. It's become one of those things that you can carry around with you," said Morris on Wednesday during assistant coaches media day. "I
don't really see any disadvantages just because it's an extra tool
to learn the game of football. Obviously the game is played out there.
It's not played on an iPad or a computer."
Surprisingly, some coaches like offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan haven't begun using the device yet.
"Me personally, I don't use it that much because I'm
not comfortable drawing on it yet. When I teach in front of the players I
like to draw the defenses and everything," said the 32-year-old. "I haven't had the practice
with the iPad yet."
That doesn't mean that Shanahan is against the change in the playbook. The biggest advantage in his mind, is the organization the technology brings if there are any last minute changes made in the football scheme.
"We spend a lot of nights putting the game plan in late, and then we come in early in the morning and we have a bunch of adjustments. All of our quality control guys were scrambling at the last second. Because whatever adjustments we make, they would have to go through all the 53 playbooks, and pull out pages and put in new pages."
"The iPad is pretty nice, because I can give them a change 10 seconds before the meeting, and they just push update. And all the players have it updated," said the mastermind of the Redskins offense.
Some reporters playfully asked if he's caught any of his players on Facebook or Twitter yet.
"Are guys aren't allowed to be online. I know they will figure out a way, but I'm told we have a way of seeing that."