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Higher-risk NFL coaches not punting on season of COVID


August 21, 2020

Danny Smith will turn 67 in the middle of this pandemic-altered NFL season, an age that has put Pittsburgh's special teams coordinator at higher risk for harm from the coronavirus.

Taking a precautionary sabbatical this year, however, would not have suited Smith well.

"It never entered my mind. Man, I don't do anything but coach football. I don't have any hobbies," Smith said this week. "I've been called a lot of names in this business, but a 'house cat' has never been one of them, and I'm not one to sit at home and do nothing."

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