Goodell: NFL committed to finishing regular season on time
By admin - 2018-08-07 10:38:24

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the league remains committed to finishing the regular season as scheduled.

  • Goodell said on a conference call the league is considering a bubble but significantly different from the NHL and NBA.
  • He knows he can’t do alone, so partnership and discipline will be the key to success.
  • Dawn Aponte, the league’s chief football administrative officer is thinking that the safer they can do things, the better.
  • Goodell and Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer, said  they’ll most likely keep to their own protocols.
  • While they’re willing to take extra steps, they won’t do the bubble  with all of the media attention surrounding it.
  • Sills made a point that things won’t be risk-free. They need to consider the safest options, and will adjust accordingly.
  • Sills was also firm in his support of front-line workers getting the vaccine first and not the NFL getting special treatment unless it’s absolutely necessary.
  • Postponements aren’t the norm but there are exceptions, such as the NFL rescheduling Baltimore at Pittsburgh game from Thanksgiving night to Wednesday because of a COVID-19 outbreak on the Ravens squad.
  • They will try to keep with a timely schedule by doing the best they can to keep a strict health and safety protocol.