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Cam Newton tests positive for Covid, OUT Sunday v Chiefs UPDATE: Game postponed


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3 hours ago, whatdrought said:

 

Any how many Falcons players tested positive after one did last friday? 

 

 

1 positive test is an anomaly, 5 is an outbreak. The first time we knew anything was up in Ten was when we heard of 5. There's no reason to assume this is Titans and not Falcons. We'll see what happens. 

I think a lot about how much it spreads is determined by how strictly teams adhere to their protocols inside their own buildings. I'm not sure that the Patriots history with respecting the rules will work out for them in this instance. Hopefully the rest of the league is reminded how quickly this thing can spread so proper precautions are taken and the season can carry on to a victorious conclusion for the Bills. 

 

People were getting cocky and careless. The Raiders charity event is a perfect example of people letting their guard down and putting the season at risk.

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Since I know from Sabrespace that @SDS disapproves of megathreads about two topics, even if the topics are very related, I have to wonder why this was combined.  There was information that I wanted that now will be difficult to find in an 18-page (as of now) thread.  Mods, please think through a little bit.  Thanks.

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56 minutes ago, Nester said:

Chiefs have positive players now

 

Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta'amu had tested positive for COVID-19.

Who are the other players? Need at least one to make "players".

 

 

Chiefs' scout team quarterback, Ta'amu was responsible for playing the role of Newton in practice to get the Chiefs defense ready.

 

Maybe he got too ready?

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/chiefs-quarterback-jordan-taamu-reportedly-tests-positive-for-covid-19-matchup-vs-patriots-rescheduled/

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16 minutes ago, ProcessAccepted said:

I think a lot about how much it spreads is determined by how strictly teams adhere to their protocols inside their own buildings. I'm not sure that the Patriots history with respecting the rules will work out for them in this instance. Hopefully the rest of the league is reminded how quickly this thing can spread so proper precautions are taken and the seaso

 

People were getting cocky and careless. The Raiders charity event is a perfect example of people letting their guard down and putting the season at risk.

Of course Raiders rebelled, especially now that they are in LV instead of Oakland 😂

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16 minutes ago, wjag said:

The what if scenarios are getting fascinating to contemplate.  

 

Not sure if fascinating is the feeling I'm getting......more like very concerned this whole thing may unravel and completely blow up = and the NFL as a much needed-diversion ceases to exist in 2020.

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2 hours ago, SCBills said:


...or the NFL adds a week 18.   So far, they’ve rescheduled within the 17 week schedule.  
 

If we get hit with a massive second wave and players are testing positive left and right, then sure, we’ve got problems, but for all we know... The Titans stop testing positive this weekend, we play them as scheduled Sunday, Pats/Chiefs follow the Falcons lead and isolate the player, play on Tuesday, and everyone starts to button up realizing how susceptible they are.  
 

NFL is not going to cancel when CFB is playing, and CFB has given ZERO indication that they are not going to be crowning a National Champion.  
 

 

Just a question... What happens when a team has had 3 or more games postponed ? ... Could happen

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If the Cheater video crew gets infected do the Cheaters demand an immediate pause for all games in their schedule?

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59 minutes ago, ProcessAccepted said:

I think a lot about how much it spreads is determined by how strictly teams adhere to their protocols inside their own buildings. I'm not sure that the Patriots history with respecting the rules will work out for them in this instance. Hopefully the rest of the league is reminded how quickly this thing can spread so proper precautions are taken and the season can carry on to a victorious conclusion for the Bills. 

 

People were getting cocky and careless. The Raiders charity event is a perfect example of people letting their guard down and putting the season at risk.

 

Meh, if anything the Patriots dog like devotion to winning will likely make them adhere to these rules. there's no competitive edge found in shirking these...

 

My Question is, would the Patriots sit on a positive test report for a day or so to make sure they didn't have to play without their QB?... Hm. 

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Idk why they didn’t just set up 4 bubbles with two divisions each, have those 8 teams play, take a two week bye to shuffle teams between the bubbles, play 8 more games, then enter a playoff bubble.

 

How many infections in the NBA and NHL bubbles?

 

Gonna really suck to lose out on the best season of Bills football since...ever possibly

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