Report: Raiders have every coach vaccinated, more vaccinated players than most teams

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At a time when many NFL teams are struggling to convince their personnel to get vaccinated, the Raiders appear to be ahead of the pack.

The Raiders’ entire coaching staff has been vaccinated and the number of players vaccinated might be the best in the league, according to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

During the 2020 regular season, the Raiders found themselves in hot water with the league office for multiple violations of the COVID-19 rules, and both the team and head coach Jon Gruden faced stiff fines. But this year, with vaccines the primary focus, the Raiders are getting the job done.

There may be competitive advantages for teams that get 85 percent of their players vaccinated, as the NFL is considering relaxing certain restrictions on team gatherings for teams that hit the 85 percent threshold. The report about the Raiders doesn’t give a specific number of players who have been vaccinated, but if the Raiders lead the league, they’d have to have at least 65 players vaccinated, which is 72 percent of the offseason roster.

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and every player should get it, but many players have so far refused.

19 responses to “Report: Raiders have every coach vaccinated, more vaccinated players than most teams

  1. Just tell the players they just released the Pfizer Light Speed for elite atheletes, enhanced with speed and agility upgrades.

  2. People who refuse to be vaccinated are both selfish and stupid. Selfish because they are deliberately spreading deadly diseases and keeping the pandemic alive. Stupid because, as noted above, the vaccine is totally safe and effective. Selfish and stupid is a bad combination.

  3. Weird.
    Kind of bites into the whole outlaw mystique that the Raiders like to project.

  4. Considering how Mayock & Gruden strike me as the types to think there are microchips in the vaccine, I’m very impressed by this!

  5. If they want to be able to get out and enjoy Sin City while still doing their job, this seems like a logical thing to do for the players/coaches. The ability to eat out in a city full of good food options? Seems likely the players would be somewhat enticed by that prospect.

  6. Raiders are a complete dumpster fire. More concerned with a virus vaccine than drafting a replacement for Mack or QB with all those 1st round picks they wasted. smh.

  7. Come on people it has proven to be safe DR’S have no reason to lie about the vaccines being safe I got the Johnson and Johnson no side effects arm wasn’t even sore my brother is a state trooper we both in our late 40s he got the Pfizer no side effects oh BTW he had no choice his bosses said it was required

  8. Props to the raiders for this! They deserve credit here. Sadly, It seems like an awful lot of NFL players are hesitant about the vaccine so this is an accomplishment.

  9. gibson45 says:
    June 10, 2021 at 8:11 am
    People who refuse to be vaccinated are both selfish and stupid. Selfish because they are deliberately spreading deadly diseases and keeping the pandemic alive. Stupid because, as noted above, the vaccine is totally safe and effective. Selfish and stupid is a bad combination.

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    That’s what’s nice about Merica,everyone gets an opinion

  10. There are so many people from around world that live in Vegas, getting the vax seems like the easy thing to do. The entire thing has been politicized to the n’th degree. And yes they were rushed and long term effects are unknown. But the vaccines appear to be working (even though there have been several thousand deaths documented by CDC linked to these vaccines, but better than the 600,000 deaths without vaccine). Committment to Excellence.

  11. There are NOT several thousand deaths from the vaccines. There were less than a handful of deaths from the vaccines.

    The deaths that are mentioned with vaccines are not from the vaccines, but from COVID. The vaccines are NOT perfect and some people will still die from COVID. The more people that get vaccinated, the better protected everyone is.

  12. We’re so fortunate to be one of the only countries in the world that have access to the vaccine. Look how hard Brazil and India are getting hit from Covid right now. Even European countries are talking about going into yet more lockdowns with more variants and cases on the rise. I don’t know if I could deal with another year of this. Thank god I’m an American.

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