Pro Bowl Player
You're all over the place here. First you say " The episode with Cam has shown us that we simply can't trust players to take care of themselves once they leave the stadium. Cam has spoken and demonstrated his drive, enthusiasm, and dedication for the game, and for this team, but clearly he didn't take that to the nth degree. " (and actually I was the one who defended Cam in my response saying we don't yet know what happened.
So now you're saying "Why should the team have to suffer for something that could very well be incidental contraction?" Consistency FTW, my friend. Teams suffer all the time for things that are beyond anyone's control. I would not be surprised if the NFL added an 8th playoff spot to each conference to try and address these sorts of things if they continue.
I don't see how either statement necessarily contradict each other.
Players can't be trusted... hence put them in a hard bubble. Put them under supervision. "Conjugal visits" allowed if the individual(s) test negative.
Why should we suffer....? That's with the NFL in mind, with them being so eager to schedule the game for the next day, rather than after Cam's incubation period ends. That's clearly giving KC a competitive edge. If the situation were reversed and Mahomes were out, you can bet the KC fanbase would be upset and saying the same thing. Would it wreak havoc on the schedule? Absolutely- extend the season, give all teams an extra bye weekend. There are a number of ideal solutions.