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In less than five minutes in the 15th season of HBO’s NFL reality series “Hard Knocks”, the worst reality of 2020 will sink in.

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn enabled the Zoom feature on his laptop and sent shocking news to his players.

“I cannot promise you that you won’t be infected. … I have been infected,” said 51-year-old Lynn.

Entering his fourth season as Chargers leader, Lynn used a positive coronavirus test as a motivating tool for her players.

“Be patient, man. Be patient. Fellas, this year is not like any other we have in the National Football League,” Lynn said. “There will be chaos. It will change and it will come day by day. Goals, goals, will not change.

“I talked to some people saying they got sick from this virus. What does that mean? Let me tell you this, you weren’t promised next year. You weren’t promised. tomorrow I want to do is I want to limit your exposure.

“But when that whistle, let’s kick someone in the butt and play some football. One team will do this better than the other. 31 Trust me. It could be us. So get ready for chaos. Take it. Because if we’re going to play, the team that handles this best will have the best chance of winning that trophy. “

Later in the episode, Lynn provides more details about the symptoms he experienced during a meeting with Chargers’ psychologist Dr Herb Martin. Lynn said he coughed a little and his body ached. He said he was watching golf and one of the players withdrew from the tournament due to body aches.

Lynn, of course, is referencing PGA Tour player Denny McCarthy, who withdrew from the Tournament on June 26. McCarthy also tested positive for COVID-19.

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Here are other notable moments in the first episode of “‘Hard Knocks” with Chargers and Rams:

Miami Marlins is an immediate situation

The coaches of both Chargers and Rams put the situation around Marlins, whose 15 players and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

“You can see some other professional sports teams coming in right now. Look beyond Marlins. I hate to see that. I love sport,” Rams head coach Sean McVay said during the broadcast. report to your team. “But things happen when you don’t make good decisions outside of the ecosystem or arena that we’ve made right here.”

Players are being checked every day. The coach and the players were all wearing veils. Meetings are far from social. The locker has been removed. The NFL seems to be taking this pandemic seriously.

Jalen Ramsey did not talk about her contract

Rams’s Jalen Ramsey was one of the league’s top full-backs. And Rams invested heavily to get him, trading three draft options – including two in the first round – for Jacksonville Jaguars to get Ramsey, who won the right to a third Pro Bowl selection in 2019.

Ramsey is still on a rookie contract and will become an unlimited free player without any extension.

“My agent and the front office will take care of all that,” Ramsey said while speaking to reporters.

He repeated that line many times.

Clearly tiring to talk about his contract status, he left a Zoom call with reporters, but then returned.

“I’m not worried about (contract),” Ramsey said. “I worry about football. I worry about other things in my life.”

Moments later on the show, and down the street at Chargers’ base, defender Joey Bosa immersed himself in a new record-setting contract extension that made him the league’s highest-paid defensive player. match.

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