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Bill Belichick Tablets Rant: He Hates the NFL's Microsoft Gadgets

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Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots reacts during during the second half against a game with the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 2, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 19 Oct 2016 11:17 AM

New England Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick, went on a five-minute rant Sunday about why he hates the NFL’s Microsoft tablets. The four-time Super Bowl-winning head coach usually keeps his words to a minimum when addressing the media, but he didn't hold back his frustration with the tablets.

“As you probably noticed, I’m done with the tablets,” Belichick said, according to Bleacher Report. “There just isn’t enough consistency in the performance of the tablets. I just can’t take it anymore.

“There are problems in every game,” Belichick added regarding the connection issues he’s experienced throughout the season.

According to USA Today, the NFL released a statement in response to Belichick’s comments.

“We respect Coach Belichick’s decision, but stand behind the reliability of Surface,” the statement read. “We continue to receive positive feedback on having Surface devices on the sidelines from coaches, players and team personnel across the league. In the instances where sideline issues are reported in NFL games, we work closely with the NFL to quickly address and resolve.”

The NFL also gave their support of Microsoft in the statement.

“Since Microsoft has been a partner of the NFL and implemented their technology on our sidelines, the efficiency and speed of communication between coaches has greatly increased. As with any technology, there are multiple factors that can cause issues within our sideline communications system either related to or outside of Microsoft’s technology. We continue to work with all of our partners to ensure the best systems are in place to give our clubs the greatest chance for success on a weekly basis.”

Belichick’s remarks come two weeks after he spiked a tablet in frustration after Week 4’s 16-0 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

NESN’s Zack Cox provided Belichick’s rant in its entirety via his Twitter page.

According to Patriots Wire, the 64-year-old coach has decided to go back to using “pictures” instead of the tablets.

“I’ve given them as much time as I can give them,” he said Tuesday. “They’re just too undependable for me. I’m going to stick with pictures as several of our other coaches do as well because there just isn’t enough consistency in the performance of the tablets, so I just can’t take it anymore.”

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