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4 minutes ago, Joe Willie White Shoes said:

13,000. fans with masks in a stadium that hold 80,000 is going to provide a competitive advantage? Seriously?  The Jets can pipe in artificial crowd noise that will provide a greater advantage than that.  

 

Agreed. 

 I also think the lack of fans is going to be a big advantage for the Jets because going to Buffalo, KC, Indy, Seattle and NE without fans (or even minimal fans) levels the playing field for a team that rarely has  much of a home field advantage and often gets booed after a bad half. 

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15 minutes ago, Joe Willie White Shoes said:

13,000. fans with masks in a stadium that hold 80,000 is going to provide a competitive advantage? Seriously?  The Jets can pipe in artificial crowd noise that will provide a greater advantage than that.  

 

Pretty much. Sounds like the Dolphins will have pods/sections for no more than 6 people and socially distanced. Not sure how fun that would be, but at least it's something. 

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This is ridiculous. You can go into Supermarket, a bar, a gym, a message parlor, get your haircut, but you can’t social distance at a stadium that holds over 80,000 people not even close to capacity? 🤔

Im glad other cities are allowing it, it just makes the rule seem asinine as it should look. 

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https://www.nfl.com/news/sean-mcdermott-inconsistency-nfl-attendance-policies-ridiculous

Sean McDermott: Inconsistency in attendance policies is 'ridiculous'

Published: Aug 24, 2020 at 11:59 AM
 

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The list of coaches unhappy with opposing attendance allowances is growing.

Less than a week after Vikings coach Mike Zimmer made his gripes about a potential disadvantage as the visiting team amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Bills coach Sean McDermott voiced similar displeasure Monday.

"I think it's honestly ridiculous that there will be, on the surface, what appears to be a playing field that's like that -- inconsistently across the league with the different away stadiums," McDermott said, via ESPN's Marcel Louis-Jacques.

McDermott's response was in relation to the Monday news that fellow AFC East rival Miami will be hosting a limited capacity total of 13,000 fans for the Dolphins' Week 2 home opener set to be played against -- you guessed it -- the Buffalo Bills.

NFL teams have taken a logical approach to the issue of whether they can invite fans to their stadiums in 2020 with a variety of results being produced. Some teams, like the Raiders, won't have fans at all this season, which is of course disappointing for a team moving into a brand-new stadium in a new market. Others, like the Lions and Broncos, announced fans won't attend some of their early games, while leaving room for changes later in the season. The Dolphins are one of the fortunate franchises that will welcome roughly 20 percent of their fans to their stadium for their first home contest.

Zimmer's and McDermott's points aren't entirely wrong, because 13,000 fans will make more of an impact than zero fans, even if that impact is much less than a typical home crowd. But in this unprecedented time, very little seems to be all that fair. It's likely McDermott won't be the last coach to voice his opinion on this.

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2 hours ago, Rhg1084 said:

seems like a competitive disadvantage to allow some teams to have fans and others not to. MetLife Stadium has a capacity of 82,500. They couldn’t allow 15,000 fans in the stadium? Ridiculous 

It’s not the Jets ( or Giants or a league) decision. It’s the state of NJ and governor Murphy.

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1 hour ago, playtowinthegame said:

It should be uniform across the league. No fans for all 32 teams. A level playing field. Goodell needs to nip this in the bud right now.

No thanks.  I am very much looking forward to people in the stands at sporting events, even if they're rooting against us.

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2 hours ago, playtowinthegame said:

It should be uniform across the league. No fans for all 32 teams. A level playing field. Goodell needs to nip this in the bud right now.

This guy allowed the Patriots to cheat for a decade plus, don't expect him to make any right decisions soon.

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35 minutes ago, Gangrene said:

 A large number of Kansas City fans attending a recent practice removed their masks once they gained entry.

What happens when a good portion of NFL fans take off their masks while attending NFL games? 

 

That will never happen.

Inconceivable.

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1 hour ago, BUM-KNEE said:

That will never happen.

Inconceivable.

If you're outside and with people you're with/know and separated into pods...I doubt they're going to be total hall monitors over it, nor should they be. Id imagine the roof will be open. You are allowed to take it off to eat and drink. Obviously going to concessions and the restroom you'll be asked to keep it on.

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