GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NFL will test having game officials use tablets for video reviews in Sunday’s Pro Bowl
Coaches and players for the first time have been using the Microsoft Surface tablets on the sidelines all season to look at photos of previous plays.READ MORE: Ray Liotta, 'Goodfellas And 'Field Of Dreams' Star, Dies At 67
Having the referee look at replays to determine if calls were correct could lead to eliminating the official going “under the hood” for reviews.
An NFL staffer will wear a backpack containing wireless radios, and will hold a Surface Pro 3 tablet and headphones during the game.READ MORE: ACCT Philly Searching For Volunteers To Join Itty Bitty Kitty Committee To Bottle-Feed Newborn Kittens Overnight
When a video review is needed, that staffer will hold the tablet and the referee will don the headphones. It is hoped this will speed up the entire process.
The league also will debut use of in-game video on the tablets for coaches and players to review during the Pro Bowl.MORE NEWS: Buddy The Cat Finds 'Furever' Home After Attacked By 2 Dogs In March
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