Penn State Using Playstation 3 To Teach Quarterbacks Playbook

WILL MADDEN INTRO COACHING INJURIES, ON-FIELD BM’S?: At Big Ten media day, Joe Paterno was asked about the NCAA rules regarding text messaging and recruiting.

Joe Paterno

JoePa’s quizzical response: “Is it t-e-x-t? Or tech?

With that, we’re assuming that Joe is busying himself with what adult diaper technology to employ on the sideline this season - and not the advanced, tech-driven teaching techniques being used by his coaching staff.

The PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEWS reports today that the Lions are using a video game, Madden on Sony Playstation 3, to help teach quarterbacks the playbook.

Starter Anthony Morelli: “It’s pretty much getting to the point where it’s almost real. It’s getting scary. They’ve got guys’ accuracy, your arm strength. They’re almost making it look exactly like you. Some guys even move like they really move. It’s crazy. It’s realistic.

Madden Video Game

Jay Paterno, who loads in PSU’s offensive playbook and opponent’s defenses to help his charges visualize real-life game play: “On a Friday now when we have our 15-play script, we can go in and I can do the things defensively I think we’re going to get and Anthony is going to run our 15-play script. It’s going to enable us to do some more things this year than it did in the past. I think it has a lot of carryover.

Sadly, there’s no comment from grouchy Joe on the development. But we get the requisite (tired) reax from PSU defensive coordinator Tom Bradley on his coaching regimen: “There are no video games. We don’t even allow any pictures.”