Everybody watching Thursday night's NFL season-opener could see the Texans were completely outmatched by the defending-champion Chiefs. Everybody but Kansas City coach Andy Reid, that is.
NFL coaches in 2020 are required to wear face coverings while on the sidelines as part of the league's COVID-19 protocols. Reid in Week 1 went with a clear plastic shield that and covers his entire face rather than a mask that covers his mouth and nose, likely for communication purposes.
One problem: The muggy conditions at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night caused Reid's face shield to fog up throughout the game.
The images of Reid dealing with a foggy face shield while coaching the game were fantastic, and as one might imagine, the social media world had a field day with jokes.
Below are some examples.
Upside: No need to cover your mouth with your playsheet anymore. pic.twitter.com/R4xkKKz3pr— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 11, 2020
Andy Reid showing off this year by outcoaching the rest of the NFL without actually being able to see the field pic.twitter.com/v9FoDNZPKL— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) September 11, 2020
when someone with a bad internet connection jumps on the zoom pic.twitter.com/NexQlmACpm— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) September 11, 2020
Andy Reid needs a defrost button pic.twitter.com/MWk0qvMvXK— Dave Loughran (@Loughy_D) September 11, 2020
How Andy Reid sees Mahomes tonight: pic.twitter.com/S7eJf8SZzN— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) September 11, 2020
Anyone wanna help Andy Reid out for week two? pic.twitter.com/c88jKgLaxf— Taylor Budge (@Taylor_Budge) September 11, 2020
Andy Reid gonna need to pit for a tear-off. pic.twitter.com/jVnd91By8T— nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) September 11, 2020
Andy Reid trying to coach tonight’s game. pic.twitter.com/3coTlX4MS4— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) September 11, 2020
Andy Reid punting on 4th-and-4 in plus territory like pic.twitter.com/uJxvHNtkag— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) September 11, 2020
Reid after the game described the experience with the face shield Thursday night as "brutal," adding, "It was a bit of a mess, but we'll get it fixed."