Millennials will determine the future of sports

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The coaches say that they have learned more about technology from players than they thought possible. The biggest advancement, defensive-line coach Scott Brown said, is that the younger players have been raised in an NFL where practice tape can be downloaded to tablets before meetings, meaning every piece of information is available to them at all times. That is compounded, Tomsula said, by new playbooks with video clips of plays attached to the drawing of the play—a benefit to visual learners and those in tune with tablets and smartphones.

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