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Dan Graziano
NFL Insider for ESPN. Father, husband, runner, golfer, coach. Published novelist. Former sleeper. Instagram: dangrazianoespn
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Dan Graziano Dec 3
Per source, results from Wednesday’s NFL COVID-19 testing: No positives among Ravens or Steelers, only three total player positives league-wide. An encouraging day overall.
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
One of the most shocking things about this is that there's a first-round pick that Oklahoma City doesn't have yet.
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
And there you have it.
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
Week 12 just doesn’t want to let go, huh?
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
Replying to @Adammcanulty1
I don't know where you're getting your information, Adam, but it's a lot different from mine. Enjoy the game.
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
So, if the Ravens were truly “gaming the system,” it doesn’t seem like they did a great job of it.
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
Thanks, Neal. I appreciate the conversation too. Last thing I'll say in reference to your comments here is that there's been a lot of conspiracy-theory nonsense and a lot of exaggeration out there. I'm just trying to give you facts.
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
Sills says about 70 percent of NFL players and personnel who test positive are asymptomatic at the time of the test, which shows they're catching it early,
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
Goodell: "We feel strongly that our protocols are working. I don't see us doing a (postseason) bubble in the sense that a lot of the media focuses on it."
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
Sills: "If someone meets the definition of high-risk close contact, we have to declare them as such, and they're out of the building for five days" regardless of position. "We treat them as patients at that point, not as football players or coaches."
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
Goodell says league has been discussing for weeks options for the postseason, what changes may need to be made to protocols. "All of the options are on the table to make sure we do it safely, correctly and recognizing the unique nature of the postseason vs. the regular season."
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills said all Ravens tests this morning came back negative.
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
Goodell, on a conference call, reiterates that the league is not going to postpone games for competitive reasons, only for health and safety reasons. Says Broncos game was played because they felt confident there was no threat of the virus being spread to the rest of the team.
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: "We have said many times this was not going to be easy. COVID will continue to post a major challenge for the NFL, as it does for everyone."
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
I mean, it was Wednesday morning. It's possible that issue hit a little close to home. Not sayin, just sayin.
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
Right. What they do is trace all the positive tests back to their origin, and as long as that tracks, they can figure out when the rate of positives should be dissipating. As for yesterday's practice, it was outdoors, masked and distanced, as if presuming everyone was infected.
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
The outbreak being contained is the first priority. Once that's done, they can figure out blame, discipline, etc. The Broncos QBs were not suspended or punished. They had to sit out because they were high-risk close contacts of a player who tested positive.
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
The question is legitimate, but you're not looking at it the right way. The decision to postpone a game isn't about assessing blame or figuring out who did/didn't follow the protocols. That's a separate matter. Ravens game was postponed because they had an active outbreak.
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
Officially from the NFL -- Steelers-Ravens set for 3:40 pm ET.
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Dan Graziano Dec 2
Replying to @thereal_NB
Haha. Very often, yes. I feel like a lot of people need to go back and re-read their bibles every now and then.
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