Another Titans player tests positive

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Another day, another player on the Tennessee Titans testing positive for COVID-19.

Today one more Titans player has tested positive, according to multiple reports, and another test that was previously returned as inconclusive from the day before is also now listed as positive.

The Titans’ facility remains closed, as it has all of this week and all of last week.

Although the Titans have a game scheduled on Sunday against the Bills, there are serious questions about whether that game can be played at all. Moving it to Monday night, as the NFL did with Patriots-Chiefs last week, wouldn’t work because the Bills play a Thursday night game just three days later.

The NFL is investigating whether the Titans violated league protocols for COVID-19, and both the team and individuals who broke the rules could be facing significant league discipline.

42 responses to “Another Titans player tests positive

  1. Why haven’t they officially cancelled the game yet? They can’t practice until they have two days in a row without a positive which now takes them to Sunday – the day of the game! And if you were a Bill’s player, would you even want to play them this week?

  2. Goodell….Fire this man once and for all.

    How he could postpone one game and keep another is flat out cheating.

  3. Obviously these players aren’t all getting infected from separate sources, so that points to a pretty large issue within the club.

  4. The NFL needs to cancel the game right now then they can determine if it is rescheduled for a week 18 or if the Titans need to forfeit. Let the Bills and the TV crews going to the game know now so they can adjust their plans.

  5. It’s time for the Titans to forfeit the rest of their games. Why are they the only team that obviously can’t follow the protocol and are jeopardizing the season for everyone else!

  6. The NFL is like the band on the Titanic. Virus schmirus. Does anyone on here really think this season is going to get played out? (short of having the hot dog guy and the ticket window guy suiting up).

  7. Kick the titans out for the remainder of the season. Taking draft picks away in the future does nothing to address the present day pandemic.

  8. The defiance that the Titans have shown has clearly exacerbated this situation. Over the last few days, it’s been uncovered that they flouted NFL and NFLPA protocol in regards to Covid-19 and some of their players have come out with that defiant attitude toward the league. This is a direct reflection of Mike Vrabel and his antiquated views on masculinity and team. This is not the time for that, 210,000 of us are dead, and the counter is not slowing down. I think we can all agree that the NFL is going to levy a historic punishment on this organization and hopefully it sends the message that saves this spiraling NFL season.

  9. The Titans should just shut the rest of the season down, forfeit the rest of the games, get healthy, go 3-13, and draft Lawrence 1st overall.. 😉 🤷‍♂️

  10. Obviously the Titans broke protocol rules.

    The league should make them forfeit this weeks game
    and also take away top draft picks.

  11. I’m conflicted. I’d like to say reschedule the game but if the players broke protocol then the team should forfeit the game. Glad I’m not running the show!

  12. If I were the NFL, I would put the game on the shelf and say that it would only be made up if it affected playoff slots. Would they play the game only to decide a seeding – say if the Bills would win the division if they won this game but if they don’t play NE wins the division? Probably. Would they play it to decide between a 2 and 3 seed? Probably not.

    One challenge for Week 18-type games is if one team really needs the W while the other team has had the trailer packed since Week 17…these could be some very one-sided games.

  13. I don’t know what the NFL is waiting for to announce the postponement of the Titans/Bills game on 10/11/20.

  14. Suspend the Titans season for extreme violation of the NFL’s Covid protocols. Please rid us of this one problem that is causing 99% of the issues at this time.

  15. Make them play on a neutral site. Exclude all the Titan players that tested positive, AND as a penalty for disregarding the rules and putting the season at jeopardy, players that organized ILLEGALLY are banned for Sunday’s game as well.

    This is the ONLY FAIR thing to do. The Titan’s brought this on themselves

  16. It was an impossible task for the NFL to try to get through the season without this happening. I can’t fault the NFL for trying to play these games. The players wanted to play them just as much — or maybe even more — than the owners did. And the fans wanted the games to be played even more than both of them.
    I hope the Titans and other teams can get this under control so it doesn’t wreck the whole season. That would be a shame.

  17. I dont see how the Titans make up 2 games later on. At some point, they will have to forfeit a game. The league will have to figure out if its Pitts or Buffalo that gets the gimme and the other team has to play…..

  18. I am sure a make up weekend will be in the cards by the end of the season, as more and more teams battle the virus because it’s not going away.

  19. In a weird way postponing a game is like giving each team and extra bye week and also giving injured players extra time to get healthly and possibly play in the rescheduled game that they originally may have missed.

  20. Thanks Tennessee you likely ruined this season for everyone else. Even if the league continues and you have to move and/or forfeit games it gives an unfair competitive advantage. Can we ship them off to the CFL and open a new club with responsible adults running it?

  21. freefromwhatyouare says:
    October 8, 2020 at 9:43 am
    Suspend the Titans season for extreme violation of the NFL’s Covid protocols. Please rid us of this one problem that is causing 99% of the issues at this time.

    ——
    Will you hold this position in two weeks when it is your team?

  22. nhpats2011 says:
    October 8, 2020 at 9:59 am
    freefromwhatyouare says:
    October 8, 2020 at 9:43 am
    Suspend the Titans season for extreme violation of the NFL’s Covid protocols. Please rid us of this one problem that is causing 99% of the issues at this time.

    ——
    Will you hold this position in two weeks when it is your team?

    But it’s not any other team. One or two players MAX on what, just 2 or 3 teams. They’re isolated events, and then controlled.

    But the Titan’s completely screwed up. Why should the 31 other teams in the league have to change schedules just to bail out one organization that messed everything up?

  23. Mortimer- first time I’ve agreed with you my man. How hard is it to go right home, stay home and just play video games or something. It makes me irate that the Titans could be ruining the fun for everyone else, I def agree that harsh punishments need to be handed down.

  24. First of-i have no idea what punishment to mete out. The best option i think is postpone Titans games until they pass protocols. reschedule what you can until flipping some byes’ if possible. At end of season make Tennessee play any games that affect other teams post season by moving playoffs back.

    Tennesee MUST play any of these games but THEY are barred from postseason.

    Before you say that’s crazy-baseball has done this many years at end of season if rainouts affect a team or team that they need to play. It’s not unheard of.

    If NFL thinks that the Titans are not putting any effort into the game they will strip them of draft choices.

    NO really good answers here. Just some suggestions for a bad situation.

  25. Nobody but them is having this issue. The numbers in Nashville are down. This is a complete lack of protocol enforcement and lax rules within the facility. Now they are probably going to cancel the game giving the bills ten days rest before a home game against the chiefs on a short week. I’d be okay with that if I knew the titans were going to be severely punished for putting the entire season at risk. There’s no shame in the chiefs losing to a good team like the Bills on a short week. Titans need to be dealt with.

  26. If the Bills-Titans game is going to be played it’s gonna have to be on Monday or Tuesday. Move the Bills-Chiefs game to next Monday and we should be good to go from there schedule wise. Bills-Chiefs looks like too good of a matchup to be played with on a Thursday with no rest/practice anyways. We can go one week without a Thursday Night Football game.

  27. ————-
    clowntown says:
    October 8, 2020 at 11:21 am

    If the Bills-Titans game is going to be played it’s gonna have to be on Monday or Tuesday. Move the Bills-Chiefs game to next Monday and we should be good to go from there schedule wise. Bills-Chiefs looks like too good of a matchup to be played with on a Thursday with no rest/practice anyways. We can go one week without a Thursday Night Football game.
    _______________

    Two things, why should the chiefs and bills mess up all their work and plans to accommodate a team that violated the covid rules? And as far as missing a Thursday night game… are you willing to refund the MILLIONS of TV dollars that were paid for the right to broadcast that game?

  28. kennyx says:
    October 8, 2020 at 9:45 am
    Make them play on a neutral site. Exclude all the Titan players that tested positive, AND as a penalty for disregarding the rules and putting the season at jeopardy, players that organized ILLEGALLY are banned for Sunday’s game as well.

    This is the ONLY FAIR thing to do. The Titan’s brought this on themselves
    ________________________________________________________________________________
    If they still have new positive tests turning up it’s really not fair to Buffalo to make them step on he field with Tennessee and risk spreading it to their team. Considering how much contact there is in the NFL and how many players are in the league, they’ve done a pretty good job containing the spread minus one team. Play it safe and keep Tennessee isolated

  29. No one mentions Minnesota…they played them, no positive tests. They also missed out on practice time because of this. Luckily they still won their next game.

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