OWINGS MILLS, Md. – John Harbaugh famous that somebody had put a face defend in his workplace this week, and the Baltimore Ravens coach was contemplating utilizing it for Sunday’s season opener as his glasses fog up in moist climate.
“I turned that down after final night time,” mentioned Harbaugh with a smile after Friday’s follow session.
Andy Reid, the Kansas Metropolis Chief’s coach, turned a well-liked chortle and social media meme goal after his face defend was fogged up throughout a 34:20 win over the Houston Texans Thursday night time. NFL coaches and workers on the sidelines are compelled to put on masks throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and Reid opted for private protecting tools that quickly turned a subject of the soccer world.
Harbaugh wore a number of neck gaiters in coaching. However as a result of he makes use of glasses to learn taking part in playing cards throughout the sport, he tried on the face defend.
“I regarded within the mirror and thought, ‘Eh, I do not suppose so,” mentioned Harbaugh, whose group will host the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Harbaugh is considered one of Reid’s greatest mates, and even Harbaugh’s spouse Ingrid could not resist joking in regards to the face defend.
“She talked about to me that the Kansas Metropolis space could have a number of Halloween outfits with face shields and mustaches – and foggy face shields,” Harbaugh mentioned. “So, wow, that is robust.”
Ram’s coach Sean McVay praised Reid on Friday when requested what he want to put on in Sunday’s opener towards the Cowboys.
“That is a very good query. I believe I am going to in all probability follow the masks,” McVay mentioned. “However Coach Reid is without doubt one of the few who can do something, man. He is the person. However I believed that is likely to be a bit of simpler to speak, however I believe I am going to follow the masks.”
If Reid would not swap to a masks, Harbaugh could have an in depth have a look at that face defend in two weeks’ time when the Ravens host the Chiefs on Monday night time.