Seahawks coach Pete Carroll quickly brushed off the first question that came his way during his regular weekly press conference Wednesday to instead address the burning issue of the day.

“I was really going to talk to you about the tablets,” Carroll said with a smile.

It was a reference to the other big rant of the NFL week, New England coach Bill Belichick declaring that he is done with using Microsoft Surface tablets during games after smashing one on the sidelines in a contest against Buffalo earlier this season.

In a lengthy answer Tuesday, Belichick said: “They’re just too undependable for me. I’m going to stick with pictures, which several of our other coaches do, as well, because there just isn’t enough consistency in the performance of the tablets. I just can’t take it anymore.”