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The reality is that masking isn’t a perfect fix to the solution anyways (especially given most people’s masking which involves adjustments, taking it off occasionally, etc) so they could have been exposed whether or not they followed the guidelines. Point being, any player could be at any point shedding virus during a game. Obviously we want to mitigate risk, but there’s only so much that can be done and at this point the main thing is testing and going from there. I expect (barring a positive test) that everything will be fine. 

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6 minutes ago, whatdrought said:

The reality is that masking isn’t a perfect fix to the solution anyways (especially given most people’s masking which involves adjustments, taking it off occasionally, etc) so they could have been exposed whether or not they followed the guidelines. Point being, any player could be at any point shedding virus during a game. Obviously we want to mitigate risk, but there’s only so much that can be done and at this point the main thing is testing and going from there. I expect (barring a positive test) that everything will be fine. 

 

Other things that aren't a perfect fix but are still REALLY effective:

  • condoms
  • seat belts
  • helmets
  • PPE
  • ...

 

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15 minutes ago, whatdrought said:

The reality is that masking isn’t a perfect fix to the solution anyways (especially given most people’s masking which involves adjustments, taking it off occasionally, etc) so they could have been exposed whether or not they followed the guidelines. Point being, any player could be at any point shedding virus during a game. Obviously we want to mitigate risk, but there’s only so much that can be done and at this point the main thing is testing and going from there. I expect (barring a positive test) that everything will be fine. 

Video of the event showed players getting right in peoples' faces, shaking hands and whatnot and not wearing masks.  Supposedly Waller wore his mask through the event but didn't notice him in the videos I saw.  

 

If they’re not going to suspend them for the week, they should at least be quarantined and kept out of team activities till the weekend.

 

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My main issue is that if they are stupid and entitled enough to so blatantly break protocol AND law in a Covid hotbed like Vegas AT A VIDEO RECORDED EVENT then how often are they breaking protocol elsewhere?

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2 hours ago, WhoTom said:

 

Other things that aren't a perfect fix but are still REALLY effective:

  • condoms
  • seat belts
  • helmets
  • PPE
  • ...

 


Did you even bother to read the rest of the post? 

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4 hours ago, whatdrought said:

The reality is that masking isn’t a perfect fix to the solution anyways (especially given most people’s masking which involves adjustments, taking it off occasionally, etc) so they could have been exposed whether or not they followed the guidelines. Point being, any player could be at any point shedding virus during a game. Obviously we want to mitigate risk, but there’s only so much that can be done and at this point the main thing is testing and going from there. I expect (barring a positive test) that everything will be fine. 

 

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7 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

 


The Raiders aren’t serious about the NFL safety plan. It’s a shame because it affects all of the teams, not just their crappy 6–10 team. 

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The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:

 

"The NFL and NFL Players Association, which mutually agreed to strict COVID-19 protocols before the start of the season, have been in contact regarding the situation as the players appear to have violated some of the agreed-upon stipulations.

 

"Failure to follow those guidelines, NFL Executive Vice President Troy Vincent has said, could result in the 'suspension of persons involved, and/or the forfeiture of a draft choice.' The Raiders await word from the NFL on potential penalties."

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Titans game postponed til Monday or Tuesday-possibly. Another player tested positive.

 

 

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How Vincent doesnt suspend some players for not following the rules is beyond me.  Raiders as a team doesnt sound like a team sponsored event so maybe not but if coaches attended then yes.

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12 minutes ago, scribo said:

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:

 

"The NFL and NFL Players Association, which mutually agreed to strict COVID-19 protocols before the start of the season, have been in contact regarding the situation as the players appear to have violated some of the agreed-upon stipulations.

 

"Failure to follow those guidelines, NFL Executive Vice President Troy Vincent has said, could result in the 'suspension of persons involved, and/or the forfeiture of a draft choice.' The Raiders await word from the NFL on potential penalties."

I wouldn't hold your breath on any action happening soon.

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Suspension of all 10 players is absolutely called for in this case. There is no way around it. If it isn't done, there are not rules. These players violated multiple rules, all of which are clearly tied to reason to suspend.

 

This is much more than not wearing the masks, which only protect others around them. They attended an indoor event that violated local regulations. They attended an indoor event that had more than 10 people. They attended an event at which others were not wearing the appropriate PPP. They did not abide by the mandated social distancing rules. They clearly broke just about every rule the NFLPA agreed to.

 

Nice breakdown at https://www.nfldraftdiamonds.com/2020/09/raiders-10/.

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1 minute ago, scribo said:

Suspension of all 10 players is absolutely called for in this case. There is no way around it. If it isn't done, there are not rules. These players violated multiple rules, all of which are clearly tied to reason to suspend.

 

This is much more than not wearing the masks, which only protect others around them. They attended an indoor event that violated local regulations. They attended an indoor event that had more than 10 people. They attended an event at which others were not wearing the appropriate PPP. They did not abide by the mandated social distancing rules.

 

Nice breakdown at https://www.nfldraftdiamonds.com/2020/09/raiders-10/.

Appropriate PPP??😳 Isn’t that an oxymoron?😉

I’m all for suspending the lot of them just before we play them! Then, whoop on a depleted Titans team with as few as 4 days to prepare.

WE just have to be careful.

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12 hours ago, whatdrought said:


Did you even bother to read the rest of the post? 

 

Yes, and the impression I got from it was, "Well, masks aren't perfect and there's all these other sources of risk, so it doesn't matter anyway."

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gotta love how the idiot fans are as informed as the raiders..   "it no big deal". "If they test okay they play" "nothing to see here" "That idiot Florio just went on a 20 minute rant with Simms about this. He wants the Raiders facility shut down for 2 days. He wants all the players suspended" 

 

   I have to say if I were the bills I would be putting up some serious Stink about this...   If that gets passed to our Team it could end our season.  That's bull#### the NFL is not in control of this! 

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20 minutes ago, WhoTom said:

 

Yes, and the impression I got from it was, "Well, masks aren't perfect and there's all these other sources of risk, so it doesn't matter anyway."

Sigh.... reduce viral load... reduce spread keep NFL season going

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17 minutes ago, WhoTom said:

 

Yes, and the impression I got from it was, "Well, masks aren't perfect and there's all these other sources of risk, so it doesn't matter anyway."


Okay so it’s your capacity to understand what you read that is the problem.

 

What my point was, as I clearly stated, is that while frustration with the Raiders makes sense, those crying for the game to be cancelled are doing so out of panic and not a logical understanding of the situation. Had they gone with masks on they could have been infected anyways making the only thing standing between an infected raiders player and a bills player being those daily tests. Short of a full bubble (which seems impossible for the NFL) there is inherent risk in this. So we use our best practices (testing) to avoid risk when possible.

 

I’m fine with the Raiders getting fined, but unless there’s tangible reason to believe they were exposed/are infected the hot takes here are just that. 

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3 minutes ago, whatdrought said:

What my point was, as I clearly stated, is that while frustration with the Raiders makes sense, those crying for the game to be cancelled are doing so out of panic and not a logical understanding of the situation.

Yeah, the calls for suspending all those players and/or cancelling the game is very absurd.  If they test negative they play. They should be fined however.

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Just now, Gene1973 said:

Yeah, the calls for suspending all those players and/or cancelling the game is very absurd.  If they test negative they play. They should be fined however.


That’s fine, and I would be fine with a suspension If that was clearly laid out in the agreement they made to play- but I doubt it included first violation suspensions. 

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10 minutes ago, whatdrought said:


Okay so it’s your capacity to understand what you read that is the problem.

 

What my point was, as I clearly stated, is that while frustration with the Raiders makes sense, those crying for the game to be cancelled are doing so out of panic and not a logical understanding of the situation. Had they gone with masks on they could have been infected anyways making the only thing standing between an infected raiders player and a bills player being those daily tests. Short of a full bubble (which seems impossible for the NFL) there is inherent risk in this. So we use our best practices (testing) to avoid risk when possible.

 

I’m fine with the Raiders getting fined, but unless there’s tangible reason to believe they were exposed/are infected the hot takes here are just that. 

 

I'm not asking them to cancel the game, but the ten players should be suspended, for two reasons: 1) they clearly violated the rules, and 2) it could take up to two weeks before an infection results in a positive test. Testing is the third best practice, after social distancing and wearing a mask. Had the players worn masks, they would have drastically reduced their risk and, by extension, the risk of everyone they come into contact with, including their next opponent.

 

And attempting to insult my reading comprehension doesn't lend any credibility to your argument.

 

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