1. Have the Philadelphia Eagles done enough to ensure the safety of their players?
There were questions about whether or not there would be an NFL season. Then, several of the league’s best players, several Eagles stars included, bombarded social media and the league with statements followed by the “we want to play” hashtags. We now, know that despite the fact that there won’t be any preseason games, there will be a regular season.
Here’s where the concerns kick in. The NBA has a “bubble”, and seemingly, for the most part, it’s worked. The NHL has two “bubbles”. We haven’t heard anything negative as far as testing goes. As a matter of fact, there’s been next to nothing in the way of positive tests.
Major League Baseball doesn’t have a “bubble”, and now, at the time of this story being published, the Miami Marlins’ season is on hold and MLB games are being canceled or postponed. What does that have to do with football, you ask?
It’s simple actually. The NFL doesn’t have a “bubble” either. Not only that, but these teams are going to travel. Based on everything that we’ve seen, that’s a cause for worry and doesn’t seem like a recipe for success based on everything that we’ve seen and learned about COVID-19 up to this point and especially now that, at the time of this story being published, three Eagles have been added to the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list, including starters Lane Johnson and Nathan Gerry. Safety has been a major concern all Summer, and that will continue for the rest of the Summer and through the regular season.