Welcome to Innovations Ideas, where members of the NFL's Operations team will share updates on the latest innovative efforts around the league.
Each NFL game requires collaboration between league staff and a variety of contractors, as well as a significant amount of integrated technology. NFL Football Operations is constantly exploring ways to make the collaboration and technology more efficient while staying true to the spirit and tradition of the game for the players, coaches and fans.
Ahead of the 2014 NFL season, the league provided all 32 teams with sideline access to specially configured Microsoft Surface tablets to review plays, adjust play-calling, instruct players and more. Eight years later, the league and the Future of Football Committee are continuing to streamline what goes on outside the lines to create the Sideline of the Future. These steps include:
These challenges demand innovative thinking and the Football Operations department is committed to creating the Sideline of the Future. Check back for updates on these changes in the coming months.