“It’s Not That Damn Hard” – NFL Players on Coping with Covid
As the NFL clamps down on protocol in order to contain it’s first outbreak, the players have given their opinion. Patrick Mahomes is under scrutiny this week after what he calls a ‘little lapse’ postgame VS the New England Patriots.
Mahomes high-fived Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who is the second confirmed positive test in New England after Cam Newton. The Patriots, as well as the Titans and Raiders, are all dealing with positive cases of the virus.
A member of the Chiefs practice squad has also tested positive. The Patriots and Titans might have their second games postponed due to Covid, and the same could soon happen to the Raiders and Chiefs.
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“It’s a different time. I think that’s the biggest thing,” Patrick Mahomes said.
“We knew that coming into the season. If you thought you were going to go through the entire season and no one was going to test positive, then you had a little bit of false hope. You just trust that the protocols in place are the right protocols. Like I said obviously with Brittany being pregnant I try to do whatever I can to social distance and stay away. It’s being available for the team, but even more for me just keeping my family safe. I just to my best part to stay socially distant. That little lapse at the end of the game. Just trying to show respect to a great football player who I hope is getting better very quickly. I’ll try to keep away from that and try not to do it again.”
With the Titans under investigation, facilities being shut down and team personnel being fined all over the country, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield had some rather blunt advice.
“To me, it’s not that damn hard,” he said. “Just wear your mask. We all want to play football. So, everybody’s got to do it.”