Sean McVay offered a candid response when requested on Monday whether or now not or now not he had heard from the NFL after he did now not smartly adhere to the league’s face holding coverage all the device thru the Rams‘ Week 1 victory over the Cowboys. Whereas he was technically wearing a conceal right thru the Rams’ 20-17 snatch over the Cowboys, McVay’s conceal seldom lined his nose and mouth.
McVay’s actions, along with the actions of several other coaches, precipitated NFL executive VP of soccer operations Troy Vincent to project a memo to all 32 groups threatening to self-discipline clubs that carry out now not adhere to the league’s face holding sideline coverage. This season, any non-player within the “bench dwelling,” which is outlined as every sideline between the 30-yard traces, is required to wear a conceal in any respect instances.
“I did,” McVay said when requested if he had heard from the league, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “I figured that memo was directed at me. I’ve acquired to carry out a larger job about that. So shifting forward there’ll doubtless be a conscious effort to carry out that.”
Despite some of their contemporary success as it pertains to the league’s facing of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the NFL is clearly now not resting on its laurels.
“We must live vigilant and disciplined in following the processes and protocols put in put by now not handiest the league, union and clubs, however also by state and native governments,” Vincent’s memo read. “Failure to adhere to this requirement will lead to accountability measures being imposed against offending folk and/or clubs … Changing into careless or ignoring face holding and bodily distancing requirements will put the 2020 season at possibility.”