The Miami Dolphins have put their new playbook on an iPad and have distributed one to each player at training camp. It is sort of the new trend for professional sports, basically eliminating the traditional playbooks that use to take up hundreds of pages on paper, making it more difficult for certain players to use. But while the Dolphins just gave their players all new toys, they also instructed them on how to properly use this new technology.
Miami placed no restrictions as to what sites players can visit on the iPad in terms of blocked websites. They can feel free to visit ThePigskinReport or HardballChat or CenterIceChat or RoundballChat at any time they feel. In fact, I would highly advise visiting all four sites at least on a daily basis for the best sports content on the web. The Dolphins will not block any site.
They will, however, fine any player $10,000 for visiting any website not related to the playbook.
That means any of the aforementioned great sites. It also means Facebook and YouTube and, wait for it Chad Ochocinco…
The team even mentioned Twitter by name. That was probably for the sake of Ochocinco. He already has a hard enough time learning playbooks, so sending out 85 tweets per day could become quite costly for Miami’s newest diva on South Beach.
Head coach Joe Philbin said that “If our guys are sitting in meetings and playing a bunch of music or going on ProFootballTalk.com we’re not going to be very good.”
I don’t have the heart to tell him that the Dolphins aren’t going to be very good regardless of what sites they are visiting on their iPads. Sending out tweets or posting pictures are not what is going to make the Dolphins a last place team in the AFC East. It is the players who will do that on the field.
Still, it is just a matter of time before Ochocinco will find it too difficult to resist the urge to tweet about where he plans on eating breakfast tomorrow or what he just scored on his most recent video game conquest.
But it’s gonna cost him.