NFL Postpones Titans/Steelers To Monday Or Tuesday

Четверг, 01 Окт, 2020

Positive tests among Tennessee Titans players and personnel were reported on Tuesday, and that immediately put the Titans' game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers in doubt.

The league is expected to reschedule the game for Monday or Tuesday night.

The Vikings, however, reported zero positive results in tests administered after Sunday's game. "Details on the new time on either Monday or Tuesday will be announced as soon as possible".

"On Tuesday morning, the Titans COVID testing results returned three new player positives and five new personnel positives".

Before Tuesday, the NFL only saw scattered cases throughout the league among a small number of players and staff members.

"We're going to trust the medical experts", Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.

In response to the positive tests, Tennessee shut its facilities and halted all team activities until at least Saturday.

"What I'm hoping for is, if they have the three players not play in the game, they still have the practice squad guys who can come in - people get injured all of the time, it's the next man up". "Nobody's to blame. We're in a pandemic. This is a very unfortunate situation, but one that were confident we will be able to handle safely with. the players' best interest in mind".

In the meantime, the team will be meeting virtually.

The Treasury Secretary suggested there will be a "compromise" on money for state and local governments, citing a desire to pay first responders and critical emergency workers: "We will be allocating some more money in a compromise package to pay for that". We have been going really smoothly for a long time and now there was some expectation that this was eventually going to happen.

"Out of an abundance of caution, the organization has made a decision to work remotely [Tuesday] as we follow National Football League protocols related to the COVID-19 virus", the Titans said in a statement, according to the Post. "There's been no pushback". If they can't I don't see how they can play the game. If they play Tuesday, they can treat it as they would going into a Thursday game.

"We'll be ready, we'll be focused".

Sunday's game is scheduled to take place at Nissan Stadium in Tennessee, and Tomlin isn't concerned about traveling to Nashville. They also scheduled a video conference call for Wednesday morning with GM Rick Spielman and head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman, who is in charge of the team's COVID-19 protocols.

The Titans, like other National Football League teams, use devices that detect whenever someone is within 6 feet of another device and records how long they are that close together.