Stop us if you've heard this before: John Harbaugh is paranoid about another team breaking the rules.
The NFL told clubs Monday that the 2020 NFL Draft will be "fully virtual" with team facilities still on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
That means team personnel will be sequestered separately in their homes and must rely on phone calls and Zoom video conferences with fellow coaches and executives to make their draft picks.
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Harbaugh sees a potential danger with that setup, though: Bad actors who could hack into the Baltimore Ravens' Zoom calls and steal their draft secrets.
“Yeah, big concern,” the Ravens head coach told reporters Monday in a Zoom call (ironic, right?), via the Baltimore Sun.
“Every time I read something in, like, the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times that talks about how messed up Zoom is, or some of these other deals ... I immediately text it to our IT people, and [director of football administration] Nick Matteo’s one of those guys, and they assure me that we are doing everything humanly possible."
We don't envy Matteo, who apparently has to calm Harbaugh down every time the coach reads an article about Zoom.
In fairness to Harbaugh, Zoom has experienced hacking and harassment issues (you've probably heard of "Zoombombing" by now) since social distancing measures caused an explosion in the software's usage.
He's not the only NFL coach or executive with the same concern, either: Los Angeles Rams COO Kevin Demoff worried aloud to NBC Sports' Peter King about the security of Zoom calls, while ESPN's Adam Schefter said Tuesday morning that several teams have raised security concerns about Zoom.
Zoom has beefed up its security in recent days, but those measures apparently haven't placated Harbaugh, who pointed out that supposedly high-security banks have had data breaches.
"I really wouldn’t want the opposing coaches to have our playbook or our draft meetings," Harbaugh said. "That would be preferable, if we can stay away from that."
Patriots fans are familiar with Harbaugh being on edge about unfair advantages, of course: The Ravens coach famously griped about the "deceptive" formations New England used in its 2014 AFC Championship Game win over Baltimore.
If you want to go there, you could argue Bill Belichick's Patriots are prime candidates to sneak onto another team's Zoom call and snag some intel.
It sounds like Harbaugh is on high alert for any shenanigans, though.