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It took less than five minutes into the 15th season of HBO’s NFL reality series “Hard Knocks” for the vicious reality of 2020 to sink in.

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn fired up Zoom on his laptop computer and delivered shocking news to his players.

“I can’t promise you that you’re not going to get infected. … I got infected,” Lynn said.

Entering his fourth season at the helm of the Chargers, Lynn used his positive coronavirus test as a motivational tool for his players.

“Be patient, man. Be patient. Fellas, this year is not like any year we’ve had in the National Football League,” Lynn said. “There’s going to be chaos. It’s going to be change and it’s going to come every single day. The goals, the objectives, will not change.

“I’ve talked to some people who said they’re sick of this virus. What the hell is that supposed to mean? Let me tell you something, you aren’t promised next year. You aren’t promised tomorrow. What I want to do is I want to limit your exposures. 

“But when that whistle blows, let’s go kick somebody’s ass and play some football. One team will do this better than the other 31. Trust me. It might as well be us. So, be ready for chaos. Embrace it. Because if we’re going to play, the team that handles this thing the best is going to have the best chance of winning that trophy.”

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