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The NFL released a statement about positive covid tests that were taken on Saturday. The statement from the league appears below and Adam Gase was asked to clarify the situation during his press conference on Sunday after practice. The Jets had 10 test come back as false positives and according to ESPN they canceled a walk-through practice Saturday night but returned to the practice field Sunday after the retests came back negative.

NFL Statement on Testing

Saturday’s daily COVID testing returned several positives tests from each of the clubs serviced by the same laboratory in New Jersey.  We are working with our testing partner, BioReference, to investigate these results, while the clubs work to confirm or rule out the positive tests.  Clubs are taking immediate precautionary measures as outlined in the NFL-NFLPA’s health and safety protocols to include contact tracing, isolation of individuals and temporarily adjusting the schedule, where appropriate.  The other laboratories used for NFL testing have not had similar results.

Rich Cimini, ESPN: A number of teams were affected by the laboratory situation with the COVID tests, which happens to be in New Jersey, so the obvious question, were you guys affected in any way like schedule wise?
Yeah, we had to cancel walkthrough last night. We had just started our squad meeting. I was informed of it. I mean everything happened really fast as far as what was being told us and our guys did a great job as far as getting in touch with the league office, following all the right protocols, making sure that we were doing all the right things. So, our guys really, they jumped on it quick as soon as we found out and I had to cancel the walkthrough last night, our guys were trying to understand what was going on. But they handled everything well, they did a good job of, the guys that were told did a good job of, quarantining themselves or if they went home, making sure that they followed the direction of our doctors and our training staff, which was encouraging to see that our guys reacted the right way. And, we didn’t know if we were going to go today until early this morning.

Rich Cimini, ESPN: So other than the walkthrough, was there anything else like virtual meetings affected in any way?
No, because I mean we were already in them; we were in virtual meetings. Like I was told and then they had to start informing players and staff, and we shut the building down after we kind of figured out all the things that were going on. I mean our players weren’t here, that kind of worked out for us in that aspect.

Charles McDonald, New York Daily News: How many false positive tests did you guys get back?
We had 10 yesterday.

Andy Vasquez, The Record: What was the process like for you guys to be comfortable enough to come back and practice today? What kind of assurances did you get and what was your level of comfort?
We had negative tests come back. I trust, especially our medical staff, I trust our doctors to give me the right information, tell me what I need to do as far as my part of the job. I’m trying to be very flexible and understanding that hey, what if I would have lost the practice today. How would I have handled that? What do I have to move? That was what I spent most of my night last night trying to figure out was, okay if we lose tomorrow’s practice what’s our schedule? So, you’re putting together a schedule that might not happen. It’s not a fun way to go through the night, because you’ve got all this stuff already prepared, but you’re just trying to figure out what’s the next steps and you’re almost sitting there going, ’10 people is a lot, and it could affect more.’ So, you’re trying to go through your head of all the options you’ve really got.

 

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7 minutes ago, The Crusher said:

Unless it’s a high one. 
 

I’ll leave it there...

Comp % for a checkdown Charlie doesn't equal accuracy lol... 

 

Please don't drag me into a Josh Allen debate.  Hes a decent qb right now with hopefully more upside.  There's reason for concern and reason for optimism. If he takes even a marginal step in efficient decision making hes probably gonna be our qb for a long time.  Yes I think Darnold has a better skill set, yes Allen  needs to work on his deep ball, no Josh Allen is not Bortles or trubisky for a myriad of reasons.  Yes I think Darnold has more arm talent,  yes I like Darnold,  no Adam gase is not the right coach for him. 

 

Are you happy lol

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12 minutes ago, JoshAllenPower said:

Darnolds ceiling is Rodgers or Montana with the right coach 

 

Allen's ceiling is McNabb but more so McNair imho

Like to see Darnold get into top half of QBs in the league  this year. I see more Favre 

Allen is a  strong  kid, dominant physical specimen and fights for everything. I see more Cam Newton. Before Cam started dressing like a spinster and moved to New England. 

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16 minutes ago, The Crusher said:

Like to see Darnold get into top half of QBs in the league  this year. I see more Favre 

Allen is a  strong  kid, dominant physical specimen and fights for everything. I see more Cam Newton. Before Cam started dressing like a spinster and moved to New England. 

That's high praise for Allen.  Newton pre 2018 was arguably the best player in the nfl...  I see more McNair in Allen ( hopefully)

I also see Allen as a qb who could still wash out if he doesn't stop playing reckless. There's zero reason for him to act nuts with the team we potentially have. Allen needs a xanax before games 

 

Ppl Kinda hate the " game manager " role of qb, but honestly Allen should really embrace that this year , he did after the Pat's game but reverted back to hero nonsense launching balls everywhere in the ravens game and 2nd half vs Houston.  He needs to improve in his understanding of concepts of coverage instead of relying on his raw abilities... it's very hot and cold with him. I think if Darnold had bill Walsh or Shanahan,  he'd be great. 

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On 8/23/2020 at 7:40 PM, Barry McCockinner said:

Did you know you can test positive for covid if you have the common cold? Says it right on the CDC site.

The thing I wonder is how do they know when they're getting false positives?  Is it "best out of 3" or something?

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