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Face masks will always be synonymous with 2020 for all of us. For Andy Reid and Jon Gruden in particular, the memories won't necessarily be fond.
Reid made waves in Week 1 when his face shield kept fogging up. Gruden has been under fire multiple times for failure to adhere to the NFL's mask policies. Now, these two notable head coaches get to face off on national television in Week 11 when the Chiefs (8-1) travel to play the Raiders (6-3). By now, each Reid and Gruden have their normal face covering routine, but it seems like a good reason to revisit the struggles they had earlier this year.
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Andy Reid's face shield fogs up
The Chiefs played the Texans in the opening game of the 2020 NFL season on Thursday night in Week 1. Throughout the game, the camera spotted Reid, who opted for a face shield instead of a mask, barely able to see out of his transparent shield because of the way his breath was fogging it up.
Even Andy Reid didn't like Andy Reid's face shield 😂 pic.twitter.com/GOPYgNpOCC
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) September 11, 2020
Reid apparently wasn't one to give up, though. He kept coming back with the face shield. But after the Week 1 fiasco, it wasn't fogging up anymore.
ESPN reported that although Reid was using the same face shield, Chiefs equipment manager Allen Wright used a product