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2012 Bears Training Camp: Chicago Switches To iPad Playbooks

The Chicago Bears have taken a leap forward in their Training Camp technology. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have traded in their analogue, paper playbooks for iPads. According to Bears tackle Game Carimi, the change is a welcome one:

"It’s more convenient because we don’t have to go in to watch film," Carimi said. "It all gets downloaded every day. So, the film that we have from the walk-through we just did, it’s all on here, so I can go watch it. That way you don’t have five guys at one (video) station trying to watch stuff and you can do it at your own pace. It’s pretty nice and I am a tech guy so I like this stuff."

The Bears are not the first team to adopt the tech-friendly switch, but it certainly marks the first time a Bears Training Camp has ever been without the thick, three-ring binders of summer. And in case the switch was too much for the players, the team has disabled Internet connectivity on each iPad in hopes of keeping the players focused on football, not Angry Birds.

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