NFL is expected to “read the riot act” to owners, coaches, General Mangers on Monday

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After extended success as it relates to the pandemic, the triple-bogey arrived last week for the NFL, with the Tennessee outbreak and the Patriots/Chiefs postponement over a positive result on each team and the Saints’ Saturday night close call.

On Monday, the league will convene a conference call of all owners, coaches, and General Managers to discuss the situation. The scheduling of the call was first reported by Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.

As one source explained it to PFT, it’s expected that the league will review further information that the NFL has developed regarding the pandemic — and that the league will “read everybody the riot act” about following all protocols, with “big penalties” expected to be threatened.

The NFL threatened last week that suspensions and draft-pick forfeiture are on the table for coaches and sideline personnel who fail to properly wear masks. On Sunday, Raiders coach Jon Gruden once again failed to consistently cover his face — even though the league fined him $100,000 for it, the league fined the Raiders $250,000 for it, the league separately fined the Raiders $50,000 for the presence of an unauthorized person in the locker room, and a group of Raiders violated the off-duty rules by attending a potential superspreader event last Monday night.

Regardless of whether Gruden gets a final warning before a suspension is imposed, the league’s now-regular entanglements with the pandemic make it more important than ever that everyone comply with all protocols.

25 responses to “NFL is expected to “read the riot act” to owners, coaches, General Mangers on Monday

  1. The world as we have known it has changed significantly. The riot act is not appropriate anymore. The League can have it read, but only action will produce any results.

  2. Wow the surprise for the NFL to discover young players out galavating and enjoying life and partying. What a shocker.
    Hey you cant put them in a bubble like Hockey. This season goes on to Feb.

  3. Then NFL can’t fine or scare away the virus. There is no “bubble”, so Sars-Cov-2 infections are not a matter of “if”, but “when”. What the NFL can do is have a plan when infections do occur. From what we’re seeing from the first test, is that unlike the other leagues, the NFL does not have a concrete plan for handling outbreaks. We can be sure that their actions will leave us scratching our heads more than a Cowboys defensive player pondering his gap assignment.

  4. No one is going to take the league seriously until they drop the hammer. Suspend Gruden for a game and we’ll know the league is serious about this.

  5. This is no joke, but Goodell is “investigating” NE for Newton’s positive test.

    No lie.

    As I said, Goodell will use anything to frame NE. Anything.

    Sick.

  6. Get on a plane, spread that covid. Its just common sense that Cam exposed others to it.

    In a normal job, we all get sent home for 10 days….but not the NFL…its game on.

  7. The NFL either over reacts or lets issues go by the wayside. I watched gruden yesterday he only covers his mouth you can see him yapping all the time on the sidelines Pick the lesser of two evils

  8. How can you expect players to follow rules if the men who are supposed to be leading them don’t?
    I hope the NFL comes down hard on those who choose to ignore the efforts to stop this virus.

  9. If they want to make it through the entire season, all 32 teams need to be following the protocols. Otherwise, it’s just a matter of time before another team has a major outbreak like the Titans have on their hands.

  10. So the titans 2nd round is forfeit to the Steelers for costing them a bye. The Titans forfeit week 4 and 5 get week 6 bye back gives them 21 days to get Covid cleared up for breaking protocols

  11. When the league starts taking away draft choices that’s when they’ll get the teams’ attention. Fines mean little.

  12. The NFL has nobody to blame but themselves. The NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS have all laid shown the blueprint to get through a professional league season. The NFL refused to follow the working model and believed they could have essentially a regular season with a few additional protocols. The league office botched it.

  13. They fined Chucky, a guy with a $100M contract, $100,000. That’s part of the problem right there.

  14. beedubyatoo says:
    October 5, 2020 at 11:02 am
    When the league starts taking away draft choices that’s when they’ll get the teams’ attention. Fines mean little.
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    Or just forfeiting games. And any double forfeit is scored as a tie.

  15. If the league starts taking away draft picks then I’m not watching games anymore….. There HAS to be some blatant disregard that the league needs to list or get approved before they can implement that randomly or haphazardly…..& unlike deflate gate, there needs to be some actual proof!!!

  16. Football players and coaches are “tough guys” and don’t like being told what to do. They don’t like wearing masks to fight something they can’t see with their own two eyes. And you darn well know some still think it’s a “hoax and fake news” Come on, this isn’t hard to figure out. I doubt much at all changes unless/until a star player gets the virus and things go south, like, big time south on him.

  17. Kevin Ward says:
    October 5, 2020 at 10:57 am

    So the titans 2nd round is forfeit to the Steelers for costing them a bye. The Titans forfeit week 4 . . .

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    If the Titans forfeit their week 4 game there’s no need for the Steelers to play them in week 7 (they’ve already “won” the game) so the Steelers would not lose their bye. No need for the Titans to lose draft spots in that case. A forfeit is a pretty severe punishment.

  18. Kudos to Andy Reid for wearing a face shield every second he has coached in NFL games this season.

  19. Its a dumb rule that does little to protect anyone. Coaches are tested DAILY, same as players. If the 3rd string QB can go all game without a mask then certainly a coach pulling theirs down now and then is no worse.

    If the NFL wants to really make a point of it then all players who are not on the field playing should wear them.

  20. I am not against masks, and this isn’t meant to be taken as anti mask, but can we acknowledge how stupid it is for coaches to have to wear a mask? The hypocrisy is ridiculous. You have guys on each side of the field hitting each other every snap. sweating on each other, touching each other. All up and down the sidelines. To say the coaches have to be masked in this scenario just doesn’t even make sense looking at the big picture.

  21. “The NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS have all laid shown the blueprint to get through a professional league season.”
    _____________

    MLB had a huge breakout at the beginning with the Marlins and had several other teams have the same issues the NFL is facing now AND they cut their season by 2/3. Basketball and hockey was essentially just for the playoffs, meaning the bubble was only about half of the league at its largest point and was getting smaller with each and every playoff round. Nobody else has attempted a full season and there’s no way to play an entire football season with 32 teams and 1,700 active players in a bubble.

  22. This comes from an office that did nothing to players ejected for swinging at players and pushing official, Players getting into pushing matches after a game and zero from the office. It has become a joke.

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