The Redskins players all received iPads this season with the team playbook loaded on to them. Chris Cooley was on The Sports Fix on 980 Friday, and revealed that the iPads have some interesting features, Sarah Kogod of the Washington Post reports.
Cooley revealed an unexpected feature, the playbook allows players to send a message to the team anonymously and it was designed to discuss plays, but comes with a fun side benefit. The “discussions” can also be anonymous trash talking. “Niles Paul told me,” Cooley said when I asked him about it Friday.
“I don’t know who figured it out or who started it. Like I said, they’re anonymous. As of today, there are maybe fifty postings. My opinion is that it will take off.” “I think Niles pointed it out because Niles was on there [as a target] a couple of times,” continued Cooley. “[Brandon] Banks is on there. I’m sure I’ll be on there. I’m an easy target.”
Post-practice, there was some chatter from those who hadn’t seen it yet. “I just found out about this today,” said Ryan Kerrigan. “Literally just before practice, so it looks like I have some typing to do tonight.”
“I didn’t even know,” laughed Brian Orakpo. “All I’ve seen is the playbook and stuff. It’s about to get serious, now that the word’s out. That’s crazy.” “Man, they don’t want to play with me,” said linebacker Chris Wilson. “I’ll [trash talk] someone for no reason, just because I can. I’ll make some alliances, take people out. No joke.”