#WeWantToPlay

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  1. SlyPokerDog

    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, J.J. Watt lead a coordinated Twitter attack on the NFL’s COVID-19 plan

    Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson was among dozens of NFL stars who blasted the league’s plan to play despite a lack of a clear and concise plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation.

    The NFL sent out a memo to all team executives and coaches on Saturday, saying it plans to begin training camp for all teams on July 28. The league is going ahead with the camp schedule while continuing to negotiate several issues related to COVID-19 and the season, including frequency of testing, the amount of time players will be given to prepare for the season, the preseason schedule itself and opt-out clauses for players.

    The number of COVID-19 cases is spiking in many states and the number of new cases in the U.S. is setting record highs each day. The players, in a coordinated series of tweets, demanded the league step up its game in doing far more to ensure the players’ safety.

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    https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavi...twitter-attack-on-the-nfls-covid-19-plan.html

     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Lol. "Going against the experts they hired". Wonder where they learned that idiocy from?
     
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  4. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

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    Cancel the season. We in a pandemic.
     
  5. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Oh well, then after the nba games, looks like I’ll be back on unemployment again.
     
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  6. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

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    sweet profile pic, bro!
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Bringin’ that heat son!
     
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  8. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

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    Now I know how Papa G felt when Nate Bishop changed his profile pic to something menacing!
     
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    If I understand correctly, the player's association is still negotiating the safety protocols with the league; so I am guessing that this is a concerted effort by players to put some pressure on the league. I do not interpret it as players not wanting to play.
     
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    Rookies for the entire league (two teams today) report tomorrow. There are no protocols in place. Absolutely nothing has been communicated to the players. It's ridiculous. It's not like the players are asking for much.

    Finally something
     
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