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  • Hadez
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    I am sure the people working at retail stores like Target and Walmart are very concerned about the dozens of people outside of the NFL controlled employees that players will get exposed to once a week.

    How many of the people expressing concern have been going to work 5 times a week and getting exposed to hundreds of people a day since March?

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  • Freyaka
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    Originally posted by Bronco51 View Post
    And the team can't fly back home yet, and if they do get home, how long will they have to be on lockdown? And now the Yankees game is postponed because they were going to occupy the Marlins locker room. Insane. It only took the 1st weekend.
    Yep, this is not a good sign for the NFL season... Only chance is if they put the NFL in a bubble which I don't see happening.

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  • Bronco51
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    Originally posted by DenverBlood View Post
    You beat me to posting this. This is the first warning sign from these other restarts on whether the NFL can play or not. Testing daily and players still got infected.

    Will teams just have to forfeit games if half their staff goes on IR for covid for two weeks?
    And the team can't fly back home yet, and if they do get home, how long will they have to be on lockdown? And now the Yankees game is postponed because they were going to occupy the Marlins locker room. Insane. It only took the 1st weekend.

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  • Spice 1
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    Originally posted by Bronco51 View Post
    The Marlins (MLB) had 9 players and 2 staff members test positive. Had to cancel their home opener, and are in a wait and see approach. This is what's scary about flying around the country.
    Can you imagine players being forced to wear NBC Masks and gloves/MOPP Gear on two hour flights? lol. They think their butts are sore now. Give 'em each a canteen, and a straw. lmao. I bet at least a third of the league would opt out.

    I don't think even a surgical mask is going to save you on a plane, but I don't know enough about the science to say for sure. It would probably feel like playing virus roulette, tbh. I guess the HEPA filters on planes remove virtually all contaminants, so it's a matter of being locked in a capsule with someone who has it. That might explain why only 11 people tested positive. This is also assuming they got it on the plane.

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  • CanDB
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    This Marlins situation is a beacon of what to watch for, especially in the NFL, given these two sports are in travel mode vs hub city sports - hockey and basketball. With at least 14 members of the Marlins infected, and now the Phily/Yankees game being cancelled tonight, things are already off to a rocky start. And surprisingly so, given the amount of testing and precautionary measures that should have taken place prior to starting up.

    I am now quite concerned about The NFL.

    The interesting part for me is seeing how baseball handles this setback, and how effective are the NHL and NBA in concluding their seasons in an isolated format.

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  • DenverBlood
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    Originally posted by Bronco51 View Post
    The Marlins (MLB) had 9 players and 2 staff members test positive. Had to cancel their home opener, and are in a wait and see approach. This is what's scary about flying around the country.
    You beat me to posting this. This is the first warning sign from these other restarts on whether the NFL can play or not. Testing daily and players still got infected.

    Will teams just have to forfeit games if half their staff goes on IR for covid for two weeks?

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  • Bronco51
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    The Marlins (MLB) had 9 players and 2 staff members test positive. Had to cancel their home opener, and are in a wait and see approach. This is what's scary about flying around the country.

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  • Butler By'Note
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    Originally posted by Peerless View Post
    "I cannot allow myself to potentially transmit the virus in our communities simply to play the sport that I love. If I am to take risks, I will do it caring for patients."

    Wow, what a great and heroic individual. THIS GUY gets it....

    I hate the Chefs and their players as much as anyone, but he deserves to be celebrated for this. Obviously different than Pat Tillman, but at the same time, like Tillman he's putting everyone else ahead of himself.

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  • Butler By'Note
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    Originally posted by DenverBlood View Post
    Right but there is an opt out clause that allows players to sit out and not lose their job in 2021.

    So far one player has already opted out however I think he is doing it for a good cause.

    Others will follow. So I do think the season will occur now. But now the question becomes will we have full strength teams with their super stars?
    Well yeah, he's also a doctor, and has been working on the front lines at a nursing home in Quebec. I think his opting out and other players opting out are very different.

    Given he still needs to do his residency, I'm not sure he'll ever come back to the NFL.

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  • Freyaka
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    Originally posted by Peerless View Post
    "I cannot allow myself to potentially transmit the virus in our communities simply to play the sport that I love. If I am to take risks, I will do it caring for patients."

    Wow, what a great and heroic individual. THIS GUY gets it....
    Noble act taking care of patients and it hurts the Chiefs

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  • Hadez
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    Originally posted by DenverBlood View Post
    Doesn’t mean you won’t notice a drop in quality.
    I went through this before in the strike season decades ago with "scab" players...I was entertained back then and I will be entertained now.

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  • DenverBlood
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    Originally posted by Hadez View Post
    For every player who opts out there will be 50 waiting to take their place....and this is just counting the people who have actually played football in college and/or professionally
    Doesn’t mean you won’t notice a drop in quality.

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  • orange crush75
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    Originally posted by JvDub95 View Post
    Hopefully this is the case....along with many other facets of our current life
    No doubt !!

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  • JvDub95
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    Originally posted by Hadez View Post
    This is why a deal was so important to the players. Some teams already in trouble with how they worked out the 2021 cap to have a minimal impact.

    If that deal did not happen there would have been a lot of guys released in the NFL due to salary cap going down.

    The are some long term risks but if in 2021 and 2022 the salary cap goes up like it has been every year until now than all this will be forgotten.
    Hopefully this is the case....along with many other facets of our current life

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  • Hadez
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    Originally posted by JvDub95 View Post
    That agreement also comes with a drop in salary cap for 2021 too. It is going to be in the ball park of 175 million, compared to the 198 that we have this year. I just read an article in profootballtalk that there are already 8 teams over that cap number and will have to cut or restructure just to get under. That group includes the Eagles, Saints, Falcons, Chiefs, Steelers, Bears, Raiders and Vikings. Next year's free agent class is going to be flooded with top talent and will make it a buyer's market.
    This is why a deal was so important to the players. Some teams already in trouble with how they worked out the 2021 cap to have a minimal impact.

    If that deal did not happen there would have been a lot of guys released in the NFL due to salary cap going down.

    The are some long term risks but if in 2021 and 2022 the salary cap goes up like it has been every year until now than all this will be forgotten.

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