Goodell: Training camps will open on time, NFL will play a full season

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says all remaining issues have been addressed for the league to play a full season as scheduled.

Goodell said the league and the players’ union have agreed on every issue that needs to be agreed upon for training camps to open and the full regular season and postseason to be played.

“The NFL clubs and NFL Players Association approved an agreement that broadly resolves all outstanding issues relating to the opening of training camps and start of the 2020 season. Training camps will begin as scheduled,” Goodell said. “We have worked collaboratively to develop a comprehensive set of protocols designed to minimize risk for fans, players, and club and league personnel. These plans have been guided by the medical directors of the NFL and the NFLPA and have been reviewed and endorsed by independent medical and public health experts, including the CDC, and many state and local public health officials. The season will undoubtedly present new and additional challenges, but we are committed to playing a safe and complete 2020 season, culminating with the Super Bowl.”

That’s good news for football fans, who will now cross their fingers and hope nothing unexpected happens in this most unpredictable of years.

46 responses to “Goodell: Training camps will open on time, NFL will play a full season

  1. I would like nothing more than the NFL to proceed safely and play the season, like most on here. But are we there yet? Seems this decision by Goodell could have waited a few more weeks.

  2. Very refreshing, since no nfl players incurred severe or much more than mild reactions to Covid 19, makes sense to me…

  3. Just as sure I am that some will kneel during the anthem. I am just as sure the season will not be completed. My money is on the virus, because football is different than any other sport. There is way to much up in your face type of plays for this to happen.

  4. I guess I’m one of the only people here that think this is good news. Anything could happen, and the season might not be completed. But with the increase in therapeutics and progress on vaccines, I think things are going to get better, not worse. The media is relentlessly focused on the number of positive tests versus mortality rates, hospitalizations, age of infected persons, etc. They want to create maximum disruption in panic because it’s an election year. We’re going to be fine.

  5. good. time to stop this nonsense. 99.9999% of all humanity has survived this virus. enough with the hysterics.

  6. springfield says:
    Very refreshing, since no nfl players incurred severe or much more than mild reactions to Covid 19, makes sense to me…
    ==

    And since no NFL players are married, or have kids, or parents, or relatives, and don’t go to church, or shopping, or school, or anywhere else for that matter, virtually no one else has to worry about them passing the virus on to them.
    Makes perfect sense (eye roll).

  7. Cue the crowd that comments on every article how “there will be no season” like they are the ones personally canceling it.

    If you are so sure & proud of the NFL not having a season why not move on from NFL for a little bit? MLB just started back up, NBA is getting ready to go. Basically, what I am saying, is there are a lot of different avenues to spread your hate.

    Do not just stick to NFL sites, shoot for the starts, spread the hate, screw hope!! Go get em’ tigers, head to NBA & MLB sites!

    Of course, the whole “not gonna happen” stance does not look as good on an MLB site, since ya know, the season is happening.

  8. 145,000 dead Americans so far and another 1,000 dead today.
    Let’s just keep trying to proceed as usual. If we ignore it enough, it will go away

  9. Has Goddell been drug tested? Serious. He doesn’t sound like someone who has a coherent grasp of reality.

  10. 145,000 dead Americans so far and another 1,000 dead today.
    Let’s just keep trying to proceed as usual. If we ignore it enough, it will go away

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    How many of those deaths were slapped with Covid-19 ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes so the hospitals got reimbursed 39k? You got people dying in Motorcycle accidents with the cause of death due to COVID. Cut that # in half if not more from people actually dying from Covid itself, not to mention thousands upon thousands of false positives. Keep wearing that mask that doesn’t protect from a virus. #SHEEP

  11. If fans are stupid enough to go to the stadiums more power to them. Humans are not on any endangered species list. Me worry? I got priced out of attending games several years back.

  12. You all are sheep. The government and news Makes this up and you eat it and live it and manifest it into existence. STOP letting the government control you and put YOU INTO CACGES ! You are being Controlled…. News creates Fear hence Fear controls YOU! …. ever and i mean EVER see the news spew and GUSH LOVE AND PEACE??????? why? ? ? doesn’t sell and dose NOT control YOU. Ever Since this BS started the RICH GOT RICHER …….. think about that ……. while the rest of us suffered.??? WAKE UP AMERICA! WE ARE NOT SHEEP IN A MOVIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. A three punch combination from Goodell and the Democrats are spitting up blood now.

  14. Goodell: Training camps will open on time, NFL will play a full season
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    WHAT GREAT NEWS, now the NFL will be able to see first hand through the viewership numbers and attendance just how many fans this protesting has cost them!

    I’ll bet it’s 40% or more, so remember the number last season was 16.7mil viewers per game, which was still 1.2mil under the highs in 2010 and 2015!

  15. Roger’s comment is on target as much as Fauci’s pitch was close to crossing the plate.

  16. A lot of negative people on here. I guess a lot of you either just hate football or are just Debbie downers. I hope you all are wrong.

  17. “You got people dying in Motorcycle accidents being losted as COVID-19 deaths”

    I’ve seen this lie posted all over Facebook. Show us a reliable source.

  18. What happened to player and fan safety? I thought the “NFL cares”…I seen it on a commercial once. So, the NFL which is no longer about the love of football, but is only about money, is going the Gamestop route…priceless. By doing this/starting the season, the NFL is showing that it has zero reguard for player or fan safety and it will do anything to make their money. Gamestop put up a silly fight to be considered essential, but was shut down by state and local governments to protect their employees and their customers from Gamestop’s greedy way of doing business. This will happen the same way with the NFL, like it or not fans who think there will be a full NFL season. If the NFL proceeds to put money in front of safety, local, state, and/or federal governments will step in and say you will not be playing unnecessary games that risks the heath and welfare of players (employees) and the general public. They will fight tooth and nail (showing their true colors), but in the end, you are wrong Rodger and you are wrong detractors. There is no way you’ll see football being played or fans in the stands in LA or NYC, so there are 4 teams that won’t be allowed run business as usual with more to follow. The other half of this is that there are players already opting out of playing this year to protect themselves, which is 100% their choice and perfectly fine, from the NFL and how it really feels about human safety.

  19. You love to see it. Can’t wait for football to start just to shut up all the Nancy’s.

  20. Just Stop it with all those negative reactions.players will be tested everyday, no way they can spread it and there will be plenty of players to replace the sick ones for a couple of weeks.
    Relax and take a deep breath will ya, football is back for good, we need some normalcy after all we’ve been through

  21. I think the season has a chance if the players are smart and stay focused and follow all guidelines at the facility and at home. They aren’t allowed in the building until passing 2 Covid 19 test. They will have positives but the way they react and handle them will be the key.

  22. I hope he’s right. I want to see football as much as the next guy. But my gut tells me it won’t happen. Even if the season does happen, it won’t be the best team that wins. It will be the team that was lucky enough not to have a major Covid outbreak.

  23. What else is he going to say? He gets $42 million per to toe the company line.

    That said, can’t help thinking about Kevin Bacon at the end of “Animal House”: “All is well!!!”

  24. So let the players play but with no testing. Wait they can’t have that so let’s test them every day while us ordinary folk wait in long lines and unlike the NFL players get useless results in 5-10 days if lucky. Oh and let other professional sports start up and further suck up testing resources. Yet on this string of posts I read where some idiots don’t take this virus seriously. How immature and selfish!

    Figure it out folks – MLB , NBA, NFL, Colleges, High Schools, and the rest of schools coming back in next two months and our testing is pathetic at 8% positivity since the start. We are headed for disaster and some here could care less.

  25. They won’t make it out of the preseason. Baseball may make it through an abbreviated season, because there’s little direct physical contact. A full-contact sport like football? ZERO chance.

  26. “Very refreshing, since no nfl players incurred severe or much more than mild reactions to Covid 19, makes sense to me…”

    Sure it does, because you (and others) can’t see the forest for the trees. It isn’t about the physically fit athletes that will undoubtedly be ok if they contract the virus, it’s about who they come in contact with when they are infected but not showing symptoms. But, at this point, there’s no reason to argue with people over it. Some people simply can’t take the next logical step in this problem.

  27. Figure it out folks – MLB , NBA, NFL, Colleges, High Schools, and the rest of schools coming back in next two months and our testing is pathetic at 8% positivity since the start. We are headed for disaster and some here could care less.

    It isn’t they don’t care, it’s they don’t understand the problem. When the hospitals are shut down with covid patients, and they have to turn people away (see: Texas), they might start to understand what all of this is trying to prevent.

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