Covid thread for the other 31 teams

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cscirpoli

2nd Team Getting Their First Start
Originally I thought the same thing, but seeing the incredibly low number of positives with no hospitalizations has me thinking otherwise. In a game where players practically drool on each other, it doesn't seem to be spreading all that much.
I would think since it's outdoors, droplet transmission is severely spread out, vs inside where it can hang in the air for a while. Air currents probably move it out of the way pretty quickly. It would take someone spitting or coughing directly into another person's face.
 

203Pat

In the Starting Line-Up
32 teams tested every day, all players, all coaches, all staff, I would guess that's 4,000+ tests a day. 1% false positives would then be 40/day. You would rather have false positives than false negatives, so the thresholds are set really low. I think that is what you will get when testing that often with that many people.

When false positives cluster on one team, though, it seems like there must also be some errors going on.
I obviously don't know the ins and outs but let's say that 53 players and 40 some odd staffers were tested so I would say ballpark of 100 people and I would assume that would be the max amount. In that 100 people they had 4 false positives? Once again maybe 4% is normal and I am clueless (a decent chance of that) but that just seems like a lot for one round of tests.
 

cscirpoli

2nd Team Getting Their First Start
This season isn't going to finish is it? The only reason everything isn't already shut down is that the NFL is in denial that they have this under control. This is going to get worse before it gets better.
I think it all comes down the scheduling, it's not like other sports where you can play 3 or 4 times a week. If they schedule starts getting way too mucked up, that will probably be the downfall.
 

203Pat

In the Starting Line-Up
Looks like we are once again having covid issues with apparently another positive test.

 

pctronics0072

Third String But Playing on Special Teams
I think it all comes down the scheduling, it's not like other sports where you can play 3 or 4 times a week. If they schedule starts getting way too mucked up, that will probably be the downfall.
Can't they add more weeks to the season in order to fit the games in. Worst case scenario, they move the super bowl. Would that be possible. If so, then I see that as more likely than a canceled season.
 

cscirpoli

2nd Team Getting Their First Start
Can't they add more weeks to the season in order to fit the games in. Worst case scenario, they move the super bowl. Would that be possible. If so, then I see that as more likely than a canceled season.
I hear the owners are pretty dead set on not adding weeks. So who knows what will happen
 

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I don’t know, but I’m a big fan of the new buzzword - “super spreader event.” I thought they were referring to a party at a gay bathhouse at first.
The bathhouses have been closed around here for many years.
 

RIpats88

In the Starting Line-Up
whatever your opinion is politically the NFL needs to come up with a better plan. sure they can wade through it now if one team gets it and reschedule the game.

but what if guys on 6 teams get it? cant reschedule 6 games. I like the idea of a localized bubble
 

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I would think since it's outdoors, droplet transmission is severely spread out, vs inside where it can hang in the air for a while. Air currents probably move it out of the way pretty quickly. It would take someone spitting or coughing directly into another person's face.

Then putting large numbers of players indoors or forcing them to get into planes after they slobbered all over each other for 3 hours should increase the risks, but the numbers don't show that.
 

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whatever your opinion is politically the NFL needs to come up with a better plan. sure they can wade through it now if one team gets it and reschedule the game.

but what if guys on 6 teams get it? cant reschedule 6 games. I like the idea of a localized bubble
What do you mean by a localized bubble? The number of players, coaches and necessary employees doesn't seem to make a bubble possible.

As for an NYFL plan, they have one. Make as much money as possible as quickly as they can.
 

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