(USA TODAY/Steven E Dilsizian) — Bill Belichick is sticking to his old-fashioned ways on one technological front.
After the image of the New England Patriots coach slamming a Microsoft Surface tablet on the sideline in a Week 4 game against the Buffalo Bills went viral, Belichick explained Tuesday why he is fed up with the product.
“As you probably noticed, I’m done with the tablets," Belichick said. "They're just too undependable for me. I'm going to stick with pictures, which several of our other coaches do, as well, because there just isn't enough consistency in the performance of the tablets. I just can't take it anymore."
Normally reserved Belichick, who previously had expressed frustration with tablets, explained his stance for more than five minutes, harping on the unreliable nature of technology.
Here's Belichick's full answer as to why he hates the tablets. Lasted five minutes and 25 seconds. pic.twitter.com/wcSqebtQRu— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) October 18, 2016
Belichick admitted that some of those problems were unavoidable, but they're not ones he's willing to put up with when dealing with the tablet.
"I'll use the paper pictures from here on, because I have given it my best shot," Belichick said at the end of his answer. "I've tried to work through the process. But it doesn't work for me, and that's because there's no consistency to it."
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