It’s the mask: Rivers, Reich laugh over missed connection to open Colts camp – WISHTV.com

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) Hey, Coach your new quarterback just tried to say hello.

This is how the Philip Rivers-Frank Reich era begins in Indianapolis.Rivers spots his old offensive signal caller walking through the weight room, shouts out a greeting to grab Reichs attention, and incomplete pass.

I just kind of glanced over and waved because someone was walking with me and I was talking with them and because Philip (Rivers) had a mask on, I didnt even recognize it was him, Reich said.

He walked right by, Rivers said and laughed. I think I kind of hollered and he kept walking and he didnt know who hollered at him, nor should he.

Im telling you its a little bit of a challenge in these masks and things that we are wearing.

On Wednesday, the missed connection is about the only aspect of Rivers and Reichs relationship that isnt on the same page right now.

After just a few days of on-the-field work at Colts training camp, it is clear how much admiration exists between the pair.

When you work with a guy for three years in this business, thats a long time, Reich said.

You get closer, you grind it out, you go through some big-time highs and lows together and those theres something thats formed in battle there. Theres something going through those times together that brings you close, and I think were seeing that here with our team here.

On a completely different note, Rivers, a father of nine, was asked whether he seriously considered opting out of the 2020 NFL season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

No, there really wasnt, Rivers said. There wasnt any consideration. Again, I think the health and safety of my family is the upmost importance, but I just think again Im not going to pretend to be an expert.

I feel like we have to trust, be thankful, be safe and do the best we can. Another reason is I think at this point, making that decision for me wouldve been making the decision to be done period retiring, which is nowhere on my mind.

With Rivers locked and loaded at training camp, a fresh start for one of footballs greatest competitors ever is officially underway.

With updated information from the Indiana Department of Health on Aug. 5, this timeline reflects updated tallies of deaths and positive tests prior to that date.

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