Out with the war rooms, in with the home setups.
With the 2020 NFL Draft set to begin Thursday evening in a fully virtual format due to the coronavirus pandemic, all head coaches, general managers and league personnel are still getting used to the reality of holding a major event with everyone in the safety of their own homes.
Like many coaches, Redskins head coach Ron Rivera has set up a multi-screen work station inside his new Virginia home. On Tuesday, in partnership with USAA, Rivera tweeted out a video of his setup.
You lead from the front and by example – lessons learned from my father’s experience in the @USArmy. It has guided me through life and to my job as new HC of the @redskins. Thanks to @USAA for sharing our behind-the-scenes look @ #NFLDraft prep #SaluteToService #HTTR #USAAPartner pic.twitter.com/KW4f4gkLeB— Ron Rivera (@RiverboatRonHC) April 21, 2020
Rivera's in-home war room has two giant television screens to go along with multiple computer monitors. To be honest, it's quite the home setup.
The video captures Rivera on the app Zoom video conferencing with several Redskins staffers, including Redskins Senior VP of Player Personnel Kyle Smith, as they discuss prospects and prepare for this weekend's draft.
Although the circumstances may be unlike any draft that's happened before, Rivera's standard for his co-workers has not fallen.
"One thing I learned from my father, who was an Army engineer, is that you may delegate authority, but you have to set the standard as to how they have to do their job," Rivera said in the video. "You got to make sure everybody did their job to the best of their ability, and that they did it focused and prepared to get things done the right way."
Rivera's staff all may be working entirely from their own homes, but they will be in constant communication throughout the draft. But the head coach also has a role for his wife and daughter, too.
"It's teamwork, just like in the military," Rivera told ESPN. "Everyone in the house will be doing something."
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