Jason McCourty Expresses Doubt That NFL Can Play Season Amid Pandemic

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dangolka (CBS) — When you have your doubts in regards to the NFL’s skill to play a full season throughout a pandemic, you’re not alone. Whereas the fits making the calls appear to suppose {that a} soccer season can go off with out many hitches, NFL gamers aren’t as assured.

That a lot was clear as New England Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty aired out some considerations on his “Double Protection” podcast Sunday — and a few very legitimate considerations at that. Based mostly on what he has seen his NFL brethren posting on social media, McCourty isn’t so certain there can be a 2020 season.

“I’m not going to lie, for me, as a fellow participant, I’m going on social media and it makes me very nervous to suppose there can be a season,” Jason advised his brother, Patriots security Devin McCourty. “As a result of I’ve seen guys posting a video in a nightclub, and it’s similar to, ‘Yo, we’re trying to play soccer. That’s not going to be OK.’ You see guys understanding in a single metropolis on a Monday, understanding in one other metropolis on a Tuesday, and one other metropolis the subsequent week, and it’s similar to, ‘Dang, in the event that they’re understanding right here, right here and right here, meaning it’s a must to be touring and also you come throughout nevertheless many individuals.’”

McCourty additionally voiced his misery with gamers posting images of themselves in giant teams, calling it “nerve-wracking.”

“These are the issues that, for me, make it nervous to say, ‘Are we going to have the ability to have a whole season?’” he puzzled. “It solely takes one individual testing constructive. They arrive into the constructing, and that factor will unfold like wildfire.”

These are some rational points voiced  by the Patriots veteran, and he shared these earlier than Monday’s information that over a dozen members of the Miami Marlins examined constructive for COVID-19 over the weekend — MLB’s first weekend again.

With NFL coaching camps set to open later this week (Patriots gamers will bear COVID-19 testing on Monday and Tuesday earlier than camp opens Friday), gamers don’t sound very assured that they’ll be capable of hold the virus from hitting their respective locker rooms — and that they’ll be capable of play a full season in 2020.

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