Ravens’ John Harbaugh nixes face defend plan after watching Andy Reid battle on ‘TNF’

Earlier than Thursday night time’s Chiefs-Texans recreation, John Harbaugh thought of sporting a face defend for the Ravens’ residence tilt towards the Browns this weekend.

One take a look at Chiefs coach Andy Reid and his face defend, nonetheless, was sufficient to steer Harbaugh to seek out one thing else to guard towards the coronavirus.

“I dismissed that after final night time,” Harbaugh stated Friday after his group’s apply.

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The picture of Reid and his more and more foggy defend turned one of many pictures of Kansas Metropolis’s 34-20 win over Houston on “Thursday Night time Soccer.” By the top of the sport, Reid’s defend had fogged as much as the purpose that he might hardly see out of it.

“I did not do excellent with that factor,” Reid stated postgame. “It will likely be higher with that subsequent time. It will likely be mounted.”

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That now leaves Harbaugh with the query of what to put on throughout his group’s recreation on Sunday; NFL guidelines stipulate that coaches and group personnel should put on face masks whereas on the sideline. As a result of Harbaugh usually wears glasses to view play playing cards on the sideline, a face masks or neck gaiter would seemingly fog up his eyewear. A possible resolution, after all, was the face defend — at the least, till he noticed Reid’s difficulties with it Thursday.

Till Harbaugh turns into the butt of his personal face masks jokes, nonetheless, he was glad to toss just a few at his pal Reid. Even Harbaugh’s spouse, Ingrid, could not assist poking enjoyable on the Chiefs coach:

“She did point out to me, within the Kansas Metropolis space, there’s going to be lots of Halloween outfits with face shields and mustaches — and foggy face shields,” Harbaugh stated. “So, wow, that is robust.”

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