Cleveland Browns Head Coach Kevin Stefanski Tests Positive for COVID-19
Jan 10 2021
The Browns beat the Steelers to reach the playoffs for the first time since the 2002 season. Like teams have been squatting on their underneath routes, they've been forcing them to like win downfield, which they can't always do.
Duke says Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski will return to the sideline Saturday for the 21st-ranked Blue Devils' game against Wake Forest. Their first home playoff game will be January 16 or January 17.
A men's basketball game between UConn and Villanova, scheduled for January 15 in CT, has been postponed because of COVID-19 issues within the Villanova program. The Bay Area News Group first reported Sowers's departure and said she is looking for an expanded role on another team. The Gamecocks defeated Texas A&M 78-54 on Wednesday night, their first game since December 6. The reason is coronavirus, specifically Pennsylvania's restrictions on crowds because of the pandemic.
LSU will visit MS on Saturday night after both teams had their originally scheduled games postponed. Missouri also said the game against LSU will be rescheduled. The two starters figure to be major factors in the wild-card matchup with the Cleveland Browns on Sunday night.
The Atlantic Coast Conference adjusted its schedule after the announcement.
The Steelers have their own COVID-19 issues. Games against Notre Dame and Louisville scheduled for this week have already been postponed. The team's defensive signal-caller missed the past two games after testing positive.
Rutgers' scheduled home game with Purdue on January 7 had previously been postponed. The game has not been rescheduled.
The Steelers had asked state officials to allow around 6,500 fans into Heinz Field, about 10% of capacity. A crowd of 5,260 watched Pittsburgh drill the Browns 38-7 on October 18. "We figured out a way to install, keep people's attention and have them learn the playbook and learn the game plan", Stefanski said.
Rudolph has attempted only four passes during the 2020 season. "I think they're nameless, gray faces. He brings a lot of energy to our defense". "That is what we are living in".
Mayfield's yards per attempt dips from 9.5 on play-action to 6.5 without it, and his completion percentage falls from 68% to 61%, so how the Browns' run fakes work against the Steelers will go a long way in determining whether they can get their first playoff victory since January 1, 1995.
And this week, the same week that featured the nation's deadliest day since the pandemic began, the National Football League reported 34 players had tested positive for COVID-19, the highest of the season.
The Browns are down to just four players on the COVID-19/reserve list after having twice that number at one point earlier in the week.
The last time Roethlisberger was in the playoffs, he was flanked by postseason veterans Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown with 12 starts between them. Contact tracing and genomic sequencing ongoing.
We had 16 games to kind of establish the way we do things, so this entire coaching staff has been a huge part of that and the way we operate and the way we call the game, he said. Garrett is expected to play, but Conklin's status is not as clear - he may be isolating because of COVID-like symptoms. The Rebels and Tigers had been scheduled to play on February 17.
The Pirates were originally set to play at Creighton on January 13, but that game was postponed due to the Bluejays' current pause.
Washington paused team activities on Thursday due to "ongoing COVID-19 concerns". All team activities will be paused for at least seven days while those who tested positive will remain in isolation.
On Thursday, NFL chief medical officer Allen Sills said there was evidence of "some spread from one individual to another" among the Browns' latest positive tests. The games have not yet been rescheduled.
Tulsa's next game now is scheduled for January 13 at Wichita State. The Buccaneers won the game 44-27. This will be the fifth game Villanova has had to postpone since coach Jay Wright tested positive for the novel coronavirus on December 26. "He'll be a game-time decision".
Stefanski, 38, went 11-5 with the Browns in his first season as an National Football League head coach after working as an assistant for the Minnesota Vikings from 2006 to 2019.
Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer, who previously worked with Stefanski in Minnesota, will serve as Cleveland's acting head coach.
The Browns getting Harrison back is a huge break for their secondary. Missing Denzel Ward is killer. He tested positive last week and missed Cleveland's 24-22 win over Pittsburgh last Sunday.
JuJu Smith-Schuster may have cut out the pregame dancing, but he's still doing some pregame talking.