Coach just told me I have to learn a new position over the weekn,, we have IPads as playbooks now, but I'm o instagr.am/p/Lnrs72K5WD/— Teflon Dyme (@DjWilliam55) June 8, 2012
***Since I respect the Broncos, I have removed the photo. No one asked me to do this, and I'm sure lame-asses with nothing better to do will criticize me for it, but if I am going to criticize DJ for it, I'm not going to do the same thing myself... John Bena***
Frankly, I can't believe what I'm seeing. The whole point of the Broncos switching to electronic playbooks was convenience. The biggest hurdle for this convenience was privacy, of course. I give all the credit in the world to the Broncos media people who put together the security features of the playbooks.
As an engineer, myself, I think it's a rather crafty method of using iPad technology. The way they can push information to specific position groups and upload opponent video is outstanding. I can only imagine how much a system like that could help in Universities or High Schools across the nation. This is an educational breakthrough.
But for sensitive information, it's not that simple. There has to be a method of retracting information, as well. The Broncos did that. They have a method to protect themselves. Basically, if a Broncos playbook iPad is lost or stolen, they can wipe the iPad clean and remove all information that could lead to tampering from whoever recovers it.
But, as my engineering professor always says... "You can't engineer the stupid out of stupid people".
Honestly, what in the world is DJ Williams thinking?
He posts a picture of his Denver Broncos playbook on twitter for no other reason than stupidity.
Sure, it's only 6 images, but that is 6 images that the Broncos would rather not have in the public domain. Don't post that stuff online. The whole reason that the Broncos went through all that trouble to make sure that the playbooks could be wiped clean is because they don't want people outside the Broncos organization to have access to it. It doesn't matter if it's 6 plays or 600 plays. All of those plays are property of the Denver Broncos organization and should be treated that way.
Think of it like this. Hypothetically, let's say that I have a 600 page diary and gave it to you for you to read and not share with anyone. Now, let's say that you decide that you'll post a couple quotes on the internet. Now, let's say that I found out about it. Here's my question... If I get upset and you say "Don't worry, I just posted a couple of quotes", do you think I will be any less upset?
No. It makes no difference how much was shared. None of it should have been shared, in the first place. It's a matter of trust.
DJ Williams is a grown man. You would think that he'd be mature enough to realize that the Broncos don't want him to post their crown jewel on the internet. How in the world would he think that's okay? I don't care if you like Flashcards more than technology. It doesn't give you the right to post that information for the whole world to see.
As of today, I am a 22 year old Bioengineering major at the University of Louisville. Recently, I had a co-op at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. How many times did I post patient information on the internet? Zero times. It's illegal to do so.
Maybe the Broncos need to put something into their player contracts regarding the release of playbook information onto the internet, making it illegal to do so? It's common sense to most of the world that the information shouldn't be released, but apparently there are people in the Broncos locker room that don't feel it's important to keep certain things out of the limelight. I guess if the McDonald's coffee cups need a "caution: hot" label so that people don't burn themselves, we just happen to live in a world where every single warning needs to be spelled out to us.
Here are my 2 main points after quite a long winded rant...
1) Don't ever give DJ Williams your diary. The whole twittersphere will see it.
2) The Denver Broncos need to really evaluate whether DJ's lack of judgement, penchant for DUI's, and his impending suspension is worth the hassle.