The 15th edition of Hard Knocks opened with a bang with Chargers coach Anthony Lynn talking to his team on a Zoom call.
“I can not promise you that you will not get infected,” Lynn said at the opening scene. “I got infected.”
Calendar switchers Joey Bosa had a surprise look after the announcement.
Saints coach Sean Payton and Eagles coach Doug Pederson were previously NFL coaches known to have contracted COVID-19.
Later during a one-hour show, Lynn said she had a cough, body aches and “could not feel comfortable in bed”. It happened that while watching golf on TV and a PGA player withdrew with symptoms similar to Lynn, he realized he might have COVID-19.
“I can not even tell you how [he became infected], ”Said Lynn.
Lynn said the virus and the need to quarantine “make you feel like an outcast.”
Knock Hard: Los Angeles debuted Tuesday night with the first of five episodes. For the first time, it features two NFL teams with NFL Films cameras going behind the scenes of Chargers and Rams.
Knock Hard: Los Angeles airs Tuesday at 10-11 p.m. ET, culminating in the Sept. 8 final.