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    NFLPA Medical Director Advises Against Player Organized Practices


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    The NFL is going to have to test often and somehow try to keep the players isolated from the general population to reduce the chances of contracting the virus. A player who tests positive during the season, even though they many not show any signs, will miss at least two weeks.

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    Thinking about this, what happens if a dozen players on a single team become infected? Since groups practice together, what if all the receivers test positive? The entire Offensive line? How can a team play with a bunch of players out for weeks? Even if they substitute, the quality is not going to be there.

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    either play with risk or lose billions of dollars and leverage with advertisers which affect the players pay now and intot he future,add in kneeling and we could be watching the decline of the n.f.l in general

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnkr View Post
    Thinking about this, what happens if a dozen players on a single team become infected? Since groups practice together, what if all the receivers test positive? The entire Offensive line? How can a team play with a bunch of players out for weeks? Even if they substitute, the quality is not going to be there.
    That's what I'm curious about. A positive test result for even one player is going to wreck at least a month of a team's season. If you're asymptomatic for up to 14 days before showing signs of having it, that means one test will result in every city that person has been for two weeks would need extensive testing. Then you get sick for 2-3 more weeks then you need to test negative twice afterward before you would be able to play.

    This could be a nightmare very quickly with one positive test, imo.

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    Oh it will turn into a complete cluster fuck..there is no doubt about it!!!!! They may as well increase the practice squad to 60 players & keep them away from the team until needed! And allow teams to have backup coaches & personnel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfish57 View Post
    Oh it will turn into a complete cluster fuck..there is no doubt about it!!!!! They may as well increase the practice squad to 60 players & keep them away from the team until needed! And allow teams to have backup coaches & personnel.
    Yeah, I agree. Those types of contingencies are going to be needed. It's going to seem extreme but that's the only way I see it working. NFL is going to have problems, imo. Too many players on teams and they spend too much time close together. Basketball and Soccer spends a lot of time in space where players are separated at least and you can practice on a more individual basis. Baseball, almost the entire game is spent separated on the field. You can't really practice football without hitting somebody.

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