Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Microsoft’s Surface: 'I just can’t take it anymore'

Patriots coach Bill Belichick thinks Microsoft’s Surface tablet makes his job harder. So hard in fact that he’s "done with the tablets" and is converting back to paper pictures, Belichick told reporters on a conference call today, according to Fox Sports. It isn’t an issue with Microsoft’s product in particular, but rather the entire idea of using modern touchscreen computers on the sidelines of an active NFL game. Belichick says it’s a "personal decision" and that he gave it his best shot.

"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 their just isn’t enough consistency in the performance of the tablets. I just can’t take it anymore." Belichick spoke at length — around five minutes and 25 seconds — about how technology often fails him and his coaching staff in the lead-up to games and often even during the game itself.

Here's Belichick's full answer as to why he hates the tablets. Lasted five minutes and 25 seconds. pic.twitter.com/wcSqebtQRu

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"Sometimes something happens and it has to be fixed. And first of all, you have to find out what the problem is," he said. "It could be one of 15 different things." The unreliability of sideline tablets was the noted cause of breakdown during a Broncos and Patriots playoff match back in January, when both teams couldn't access photos and other information at critical points during the game.

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