7 Washington coaches to miss Tuesday’s game vs Eagles due to COVID-19
The Washington Football Team will be without a significant portion of their coaching staff tomorrow night’s game. Washington announced today that they would be missing seven assistant coaches due to COVID-19.
The WFT will be without their running back, defensive back, defensive line, and wide receiver coaches. While they aren’t significant staff members, it’s definitely a blow to their sideline staff.
Not having positional assistants can affect communication and in-game adjustments at each position. Teams are rarely this short-staffed, so it could be disastrous for Washington. Alongside being without several coaches, All-Pro guard Brandon Scherff has also been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Scherff is a vital part of Washington’s offensive line, which injuries and positive COVID tests have ravaged.
Earlier this weekend, The Football Team activated Montez Sweat and Jonathan Allen, but they are still worse off than they were before. Philadelphia lost Landon Dickerson due to COVID yesterday, while Quez Watkins and Jason Huntley were brought off the reserve list.
Injury wise, running back J.D. McKissic and wide receiver Curtis Samuel will miss tomorrow’s game for Washington. Tight end Ricky Seals-Jones is questionable with a concussion. This was not part of their official status list, so more inactives could be named in the next 24 hours.
Tomorrow is vital for the Eagles’ playoff chances, so hopefully, nobody else is lost to protocols. In the meantime, Philadelphia is going through their usual motions the day before the game. Based on the other delayed games this week, we likely won’t see any official status on Jalen Hurts or other injured Eagles until tomorrow afternoon.
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