“Handful” of Saints offensive coaches test positive for COVID

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When the Saints travel to Carolina this weekend, they may be missing multiple members of the coaching staff.

A “handful of offensive coaches” have tested positive for COVID, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.

An unnamed Saints source told Schefter, “We’ll be just fine.”

That remains to be seen. The results flow directly from the fact that all vaccinated players and staff are tested weekly, in three groups over three days. This means that more positives could come on Wednesday.

For those who have tested positive so far, they’ll need to generate a pair of negative tests at least 24 hours apart to return for Sunday.

UPDATE 1:04 p.m. ET: Reportedly, the Saints have eight positive cases, coming from six offensive coaches, a player, and a nutritionist.

27 responses to ““Handful” of Saints offensive coaches test positive for COVID

  1. Boy it’ll be interesting if we learn they are vaccinated and contracted it through contact with their own unvaccinated players.

  2. it seems more likely that covid is being spread between the vaccinated, having the vaccine obviously does nothing to stop the spread at this point and the unvaccinated are taking more precautions such as wearing masks and daily testing

  3. “Boy it’ll be interesting if we learn they are vaccinated and contracted it through contact with their own unvaccinated players.”

    That couldn’t be possible right…because unvaccinated personnel are tested daily…so we woulda already heard about the unvaccinated testing positive…nice try though!

  4. Full stadiums, no masks on fans,players,staff or refs, ultra contagious delta variant, why would anyone think the nfl cases would not go up four fold like the rest of the country has as compared to this time last year?

    I predict major protocol changes by mid October!

  5. Watching this NFL project on this virus and vaccines is going to be very interesting! They are doing everything asked by their science people so it doesn’t spread and yet over and over we will see vaccinated players not allowed to do their job.

  6. In other news…. 3 players tested positive for the flu, 4 coaches have a stub toe and 2 officials have a headache.
    Enough of this already. Newsflash folks, this virus is NEVER EVER going away. It will mutate a thousand times. Now that everyone’s immune system is destroyed from mask wearing for so long the common cold is going to be passed around also.
    It’s life, deal with it and move on.

  7. JD says:
    September 14, 2021 at 12:05 pm
    it seems more likely that covid is being spread between the vaccinated, having the vaccine obviously does nothing to stop the spread at this point and the unvaccinated are taking more precautions such as wearing masks and daily testing
    β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
    Never mind that you have absolutely no statistics to back up your statement. In fact, your statement flat out ignores the FACT that the vast majority of those in the hospital and/or people dying from COVID are not vaccinated.
    The old argument that those dying were either old or have preexisting conditions (which by the way basically is saying those folks are somehow less important) is now done. People of all ages, including a lot of children, are now hospitalized, and again the vast majority are unvaccinated.
    But if ignoring the facts makes you feel better about your views, then I guess you should stay in your denial bubble.

  8. It is a tough choice.
    Get a cold for a couple days and maybe miss work.
    Or, go to the ICU for a couple days and get about 30k in medical bills.
    Tough choice.

  9. oldleatherlips-
    “vast majority are unvaccinated”

    _****

    Where are your facts sir?

    You claimed many things without one actual fact.

  10. This can’t be right, because vaccinated can’t catch our spread covid. Oh wait!

    ____

    After all this time, thats really what you think its supposed to do? I’m amazed at the levels of ignorance out there

  11. September 14, 2021 at 12:05 pm
    it seems more likely that covid is being spread between the vaccinated, having the vaccine obviously does nothing to stop the spread at this point and the unvaccinated are taking more precautions such as wearing masks and daily testing
    β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
    Never mind that you have absolutely no statistics to back up your statement. In fact, your statement flat out ignores the FACT that the vast majority of those in the hospital and/or people dying from COVID are not vaccinated.
    The old argument that those dying were either old or have preexisting conditions (which by the way basically is saying those folks are somehow less important) is now done. People of all ages, including a lot of children, are now hospitalized, and again the vast majority are unvaccinated.
    But if ignoring the facts makes you feel better about your views, then I guess you should stay in your denial bubble.

    I don’t recall saying anything about the hospitalized, I simply suggested the vaccinated area really able to contract and spread the virus. Obviously the vaccine seems to keep people out of the hospital.

  12. Man you people are some of the worst. Being vaccinated doesn’t mean you are cured. All it means is that you have given the body the ability to learn how to fight it. You can still get sick from Covid pretty badly. The difference is that you have a much greater chance of survival since its been preparing all the this time.

  13. cribbage12 says:
    September 14, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Boy it’ll be interesting if we learn they are vaccinated and contracted it through contact with their own unvaccinated players.

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    At this point it does not really matter anymore … with the delta variant anyone can get covid … but being vaccinated gives much better higher odds of not getting severely sick/impacted/dying

  14. Frazier28/7 says:
    September 14, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    It is a tough choice.
    Get a cold for a couple days and maybe miss work.
    Or, go to the ICU for a couple days and get about 30k in medical bills.
    Tough choice.

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    or go to the ICU and never come home

  15. So much for being Vaccinated. When will they realize it’s not a Vaccine. Good grief! It doesn’t stop anything. Just play the game.

  16. The reality is that the current vaccines are not really vaccines since they do not confer immunity and this is the key reason they are now changing the actual definition of the word vaccine. These injections are therapeutics, not vaccines, that help protect some people from serious illness but do not prevent infection or transmission. Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine offer protection like this much cheaper with almost zero side effects but was not going to make any of the big Pharma companies billions.

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