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TheJayCutlers wrote:It will be interesting to see if more players speak up like Malcolm Jenkins did this week about their discomfort about actually playing games.



Thus is why I think the owners keep reminding the players about next years salary cap. No games/less games the salary cap decreases. On top of that you got guys like Tom Brady basically doing The double middle fingers Dance.
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Hey, go ahead Malcolm.
Get your boys together and cancel NFL.
Kill your golden goose.
You’ll feel a lot better without that paycheck and the competition, right?
These players need to get ready for some lower contracts, imho.
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Lots of people, who are long time fans and supporters, are going to let the NFL go.
They have real life problems. They don’t care about Malcolms millionaire problems,
All that money is going to disappear
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Of course there are more players who have similar concerns to Malcolm Jenkins.

It's crazy not to have those concerns. The rubber meets the road where that concern translates to action and not reporting for camp and I don't see that happening with more than a handful of players......unless the daily positivity counts really go up even more than they are in which case it's a moot point because some states will crack down and prevent camps from opening.

The salary cap next year will go down even with a full season if for no reason, the revenue decrease from reduced attendance. It's WAY too early for decisions today to be based on that happening next year because the owners can always go to the players and trade a 1 year moratorium on the formula for something in return.
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https://nba.nbcsports.com/2020/06/28/rudy-gobert-says-hes-not-fully-recovered-from-covid-19/

Rudy Gobert is considered patient zero in the NBA for COVID-19.

Utah’s All-Star center was the first player to test positive for the coronavirus (he very well may not have been the first to have it, and other players would have gotten it eventually elsewhere). When he tested positive back on March 11, the league shut down.

Gobert has still not fully recovered from the disease, he told the French sports publication L’Equipe (HoopsHype has the translation).

“The taste has returned, but the smell is still not 100%. I can smell the smells, but not from afar. I spoke to specialists, who told me that it could take up to a year.”

It could have been much worse. Fortunately, Gobert had a mild case of the disease and expects to be playing in Orlando when the NBA restarts next month. But the fact a healthy 28-year-old is still feeling the effects of the disease three months later speaks to how everyone — regardless of age — needs to take both the coronavirus and mask wearing seriously.

Utah’s Donovan Mitchell also tested positive for the disease and believes he got it from Gobert. That led to some friction between Utah’s two All-Stars — and trade speculation by fans of other teams — but the two have reportedly worked out their differences. Gobert is eligible for a contract extension this offseason and will be a free agent in 2021 without it.

Utah heads into the restart with their two stars but without Bojan Bogdanovic, which makes them far less of a threat in the stacked West.

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TheJayCutlers wrote:https://nba.nbcsports.com/2020/06/28/rudy-gobert-says-hes-not-fully-recovered-from-covid-19/

Rudy Gobert is considered patient zero in the NBA for COVID-19.

Utah’s All-Star center was the first player to test positive for the coronavirus (he very well may not have been the first to have it, and other players would have gotten it eventually elsewhere). When he tested positive back on March 11, the league shut down.

Gobert has still not fully recovered from the disease, he told the French sports publication L’Equipe (HoopsHype has the translation).

“The taste has returned, but the smell is still not 100%. I can smell the smells, but not from afar. I spoke to specialists, who told me that it could take up to a year.”

It could have been much worse. Fortunately, Gobert had a mild case of the disease and expects to be playing in Orlando when the NBA restarts next month. But the fact a healthy 28-year-old is still feeling the effects of the disease three months later speaks to how everyone — regardless of age — needs to take both the coronavirus and mask wearing seriously.

Utah’s Donovan Mitchell also tested positive for the disease and believes he got it from Gobert. That led to some friction between Utah’s two All-Stars — and trade speculation by fans of other teams — but the two have reportedly worked out their differences. Gobert is eligible for a contract extension this offseason and will be a free agent in 2021 without it.

Utah heads into the restart with their two stars but without Bojan Bogdanovic, which makes them far less of a threat in the stacked West.



Devastating.
When will he finally be able to smell the smells?
Thoughts and prayers for Rudy.
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the NBA and MLB are going to give the NFL an idea of whether they're pissing up a rope really soon.
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There can't possibly be football this year, not the whole season anyway. If they test before every game, or even on Saturday, if one person tests positive I have to assume the entire team can't play on Sunday, or 2 weeks after the positive test which mean team(s) will need to take 2 weeks off in the middle of the year, how are you going make up those games? It's not possible to make up lost weeks in the NFL, because teams play every week, and you can only physically play once a week.

I think they'll try, but I think you get 2 -3 weeks in and realize it's a lost cause.
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I'm conflicted whether this deserves its own thread or not, but...

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bluemist wrote:I will have to see how BB looks in preseason before buying into the Steeler WRs.


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OarChambo wrote:
yoman wrote:need to see his health in the preseason.

Who wants to tell him the bad news?

:lol: Need to see how healthy he looks in camp/preseason. Was it the foot issue that made him look so horrible last year? Was he still having shoulder issues?


...there's not gonna be a preseason. And if there is first line guys are going to be minimally involved, if at all. It'll primarily be the guys battling for jobs - whether they're starter or end of the bench. Prepare as if your health assessments are whatever they are now. Any additional non-covid related info you can glean from August should be treated as an unexpected bonus.
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Another somewhat-update regarding the possibility of fans.
Personally, I don't see this as a viable option or something that will be allowed/work. They are cancelling all of these practices, off-season stuff, not allowing teams to meet, etc... but are going to allow fans to pack into a stadium if they sign a waiver? Not sure I'm buying that.
The Athletic's Daniel Kaplan reports the league is considering a plan that would allow fans to attend games this fall after signing a waiver promising not to sue the league if they contract COVID-19.
It's a "personal responsibility" plan. It's fair in theory, but it ignores those fans' responsibility not to spread the virus in their communities. This is going to be close to an impossible tightrope for the league to walk. Fans attending games still seems unlikely, and if they do, it will be in a form unrecognizable to what we are used to. If it does come to pass, Kaplan reports the league is encouraging cashless payment and prepackaged food. This will be a saga that drags on for weeks.
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Our high school football teams are full steam ahead and our state has done a terrible job of mitigation.