Dolphins’ Bobby McCain: We have to hold each other accountable to avoid COVID-19 risks

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Dolphins safety Bobby McCain thinks this season the team that takes the most caution to avoid getting COVID-19 may turn out to be the team holding the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

McCain said that players need to hold their teammates accountable and call them out if they go to bars, engage in high-risk activities or do anything that could cause the coronavirus to spread within their locker room.

“You’ve got to hold your brothers accountable, as far as stepping out and going to dinner with a lot of people, going to nightclubs, going to bars, being with different women. Whatever you bring home, you’re bringing to the family,” McCain said, via Josh Tolentino of TheAthletic.com. “It’s definitely going to take a lot of discipline. The most disciplined team will end up playing the most games and being the healthiest at the end of the day.”

It’s easy to envision a first-place team quickly becoming a last-place team if a COVID-19 outbreak takes some key players off the field. Players who won’t take precautions for their own health or the health of the society around them might take precautions because of peer pressure from teammates who recognize the way an entire team’s season could go down the tubes if players don’t take this virus seriously.

25 responses to “Dolphins’ Bobby McCain: We have to hold each other accountable to avoid COVID-19 risks

  1. Washington has implemented state of the art coronavirus protections. But the measures will only work if the players exercise good practices away from the field. The Washington players will of course. But they play teams that are not as smart or as sophisticated. The problem is that the coronavirus defenses are only as strong as the weakest chain. That is a league wide problem.

  2. jurgyisgod says:
    August 1, 2020 at 12:13 pm
    Washington has implemented state of the art coronavirus protections. But the measures will only work if the players exercise good practices away from the field. The Washington players will of course. But they play teams that are not as smart or as sophisticated. The problem is that the coronavirus defenses are only as strong as the weakest chain. That is a league wide problem.

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    Wow you assume a lot.

  3. The jury is still out on whether the Dolphins have assembled enough young talent to eventually become a playoff contender, but there is no doubt Brian Flores has the respect of his players and they are buying in to what he and his coaching staff are trying to accomplish in Miami.

  4. THIS IS THE BEST STATEMENT I HAVE HEARD FROM ANYBODY IN THE NFL.
    ACCOUNTABILITY.
    HE IS A MANS MAN.

  5. This comment echoes Flores’ first address to the team a few days ago. The Dolphins will be better than most people think, because Flores is fantastic.

  6. justtherealfacts2 says:
    August 1, 2020 at 12:53 pm
    Your relying on young kids not to act like young kids, not gonna happen.
    _______
    They’re not young kids. They’re young adults.
    Stop treating them like children.

  7. Miami has the right people in place from top to bottom.

    Soon to be dynasty coming in South Florida.

  8. McCain is right. The NFL can implement all kinds of rules to protect the players and coaches, but if the players then go aout and get infected, it is all for nothing.

    I still doubt that there will be a season, but if there is, the SB winner will likely be the team that stayed healthy.

  9. You think 1200 rich 20 and 30 year olds are going to self quarantine for 5 months? Not one will mess up? One bad apple can take out the whole system.

  10. hawkwind8 says:
    August 1, 2020 at 1:22 pm
    They ARE kids with a LOT of money.
    _________
    So at what age did you identify yourself as an adult?
    34?
    Most do at 18.

  11. He’s right, but it’s not just the players that must be accountable, but since they’re not in a bubble, their wives, girlfriends, kids, relatives, cooks, trainers, masseuses, etc have to be accountable. And really, how likely is that?

  12. I am pretty sure Washington will be holding the Lombardi Trophy by year’s end. And I am certain the Washington players will be doing everything right. But when you come in contact with the likes of the Cowboys, Eagles, and Giants, you run a high risk of getting contaminated. That is the only thing that stands in the way of Washington hoisting the Super Bowl Trophy.

  13. George Washington has a better chance of hoisting the Super Bowl Trophy than the Washington Football Team does.

  14. Radar8 — George Washington, best President; Washington Football Team, best football team. I cannot tell a lie — Washington wins the Super Bowl (unless contained by Cowboys, Giants or Eagles.)

  15. crush22 says:
    August 1, 2020 at 1:49 pm
    “So at what age did you identify yourself as an adult?
    34?
    Most do at 18.”

    It’s not really a matter of chronological age, really a matter of maturity, an area where some NFL players are sorely lacking.

  16. crush22 says:
    August 1, 2020 at 1:49 pm
    hawkwind8 says:
    August 1, 2020 at 1:22 pm
    They ARE kids with a LOT of money.
    _________
    So at what age did you identify yourself as an adult?
    34?
    Most do at 18.

    I am guessing your 19 or 20? Your old enough to drink beer in some states at 18. Your an adult when you act like one. Are all 1200 NFL’ers acting like adults?

  17. That is excellent advice. What people dont seem to understand is your actions affect other people. The selfish people in society dont get it.

  18. crush22 says:
    August 1, 2020 at 1:49 pm
    hawkwind8 says:
    August 1, 2020 at 1:22 pm
    They ARE kids with a LOT of money.
    _________
    So at what age did you identify yourself as an adult?
    34?
    Most do at 18.
    ______________________________________

    Being an adult doesn’t come at any certain age it’s a state of mind and one’s actions that determines being an adult, I know a few in their 30s-40s I still classify as kids because of the childish way they think and the way they act!

    BTW how many players have we seen already that’ve gone out to bars, restaurants, parties, etc and caught the covid and very well could have put their whole team at risk? I wouldn’t call those that took any un-needed risks adults as they’re only thinking of themselves, that’s not being an adult!

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