Sean McVay won’t try to pull off a face shield like Andy Reid’s this season.
Aside from the Kansas City Chiefs looking every bit the Super Bowl champions they are, the top talking point of Thursday Night Football was Andy Reid’s face shield.
Rams head coach Sean McVay has no plans to follow Reid’s lead on that front.
“I’ll probably stick with the mask,” McVay told ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry.
That’s a good idea for the 34-year-old who doesn’t have the gravitas of Reid, especially after his NFL title.
“Coach Reid is one of the few that can pull off whatever it is, man,” McVay added. “He’s the man.”
Sean McVay will let Andy Reid have all the face shield glory.
It’s open to interpretation whether Reid pulled off the mask, which was coated in fog from his breathing for most of the night. Twitter enjoyed the spectacle of it at least. And his team certainly pulled off a resounding victory.
The Chiefs trounced the Texans on Thursday night. The 34-20 scoreline didn’t do the battle much justice as Kansas City responded to Houston’s opening score by scoring 31-unanswered points. The Texans tacked on two fourth-quarter touchdowns.
Patrick Mahomes was the beast you’d expect, tossing three touchdowns with 211 yards on 24-of-32 passing. The real surprise was the performance of rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. He sliced through the Texan defense for 138 yards and a 27-yard touchdown in an outstanding debut.
McVay and the Rams will have to wait until Sunday night to match Reid and the Chiefs for opening night fireworks. They take on the Dallas Cowboys at the newly-opened, but fanless, SoFi Stadium.
The masked-up McVay will look to get Jared Goff firing while introducing a committee of running backs.
On the other sideline, new Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy will be making his debut. He too will be wearing a mask instead of a face shield.
“Well Andy is definitely a trendsetter, but I don’t think I’ll be following suit there. I’m going to stick with the mask,” he told reporters on Friday.