Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski says he anticipates returning to the group’s facility on Thursday after testing optimistic for COVID-19 final week.
CLEVELAND — After watching his group beat the Pittsburgh Steelers from the consolation of his personal basement on Sunday night time, Kevin Stefanski was requested if he utilized stress consuming to deal with the nerves of watching the Cleveland Browns’ 48-37 victory.
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“I can not style something,” Stefanski stated. “In order that would not have helped.”
Whereas Stefanski’s remark might be considered as a wisecrack, it additionally marked the primary time the Browns head coach revealed that he has suffered what he deemed “very delicate signs” after testing optimistic for the coronavirus (COVID-19) final week. Nonetheless, Stefanski stated that he believes he’ll be capable of return to Cleveland’s group facility on Thursday prematurely of the Browns’ matchup with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs within the AFC divisional spherical on Sunday.
“I do not plan on doing that once more,” Stefanski stated of watching the sport from dwelling.
Requested in regards to the expertise of watching his group play on TV as an alternative of in-person, Cleveland’s first-year head coach admitted it was a singular one. To be able to remove distractions, Stefanski stated that he turned off his telephone — though that did not cease one of many largest performs of the sport from being spoiled for him.
As he watched the sport alone in his basement, Stefanski’s feed was apparently behind that of his household’s upstairs. So about 45 seconds after he heard a loud cheer, he then watched as Browns security Karl Joseph dove on a fumble in the long run zone to present Cleveland a 7-Zero lead simply 14 seconds into the sport.
Aside from that, Stefanski wasn’t prepared to share a lot perception into his in-game viewing setup. However he did share that he now has a greater understanding of what followers undergo on a weekly foundation.
“I’ve a newfound respect for all of our followers and the way they watch these video games,” he stated. “I prefer it higher when I’ve some management.”