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9 minutes ago, Gonzo said:

Now we wait for the rescheduling of Ravens/Cowboys, which is currently the Week 13 Thursday night game.

Obviously it will get pushed to Sunday

The question is do they flex a game to Thursday which would screw over two completely different teams

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7 minutes ago, RIPPA said:

Obviously it will get pushed to Sunday

The question is do they flex a game to Thursday which would screw over two completely different teams

Well, yeah, either that or a Monday night doubleheader.

They just haven't officially announced it yet.

And I don't think they'd flex another game to Thursday. I think that happened earlier this season with either the Bills or the Titans or something and there just wasn't a Thursday night game that week.

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Oh and Florio pointed this out - so the Ravens get their game moved all the way to Monday yet the Steelers, who again did nothing wrong, have to play on Sunday

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40 minutes ago, RIPPA said:

Oh and Florio pointed this out - so the Ravens get their game moved all the way to Monday yet the Steelers, who again did nothing wrong, have to play on Sunday

For these comments critical of the league, James Harrison has been fined $25,000

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11 hours ago, RIPPA said:

Oh and Florio pointed this out - so the Ravens get their game moved all the way to Monday yet the Steelers, who again did nothing wrong, have to play on Sunday

Did Pittsburgh get screwed over somehow?  Then it was the right decision whatever the decision was.

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6 hours ago, Brian Fowler said:

NFL logic: COVID-19 is getting out of control in the league, so Monday and Tuesday all facilities will be closed, but you can still play the games Sunday-Tuesday.

This actually reminds me.

There is the thought that the Ravens will escape severe punishment because it appears the NFL is to blame (more so than having a season).

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Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the league allowed the Ravens to hold walk-through practices on Monday and on Tuesday before shutting down the facility for good. The Monday gathering happened even though the Ravens learned late Sunday night of positive positive player results, based on samples collected on Sunday morning. Ditto for the Tuesday gathering; the players and coaches were in the building on Tuesday morning despite more Monday positives.

Although the team announced late Tuesday morning that the Ravens would work virtually, they actually had completed most of another walk-through practice, and they had conducted in-person meetings on Tuesday, before the facility closed. The league shut things down and sent everyone home as a result of a new round of point-of-care tests.

The unnamed staff member, reportedly a strength and conditioning coach, tested positive last Thursday, per the source. The four player positives from Sunday, the day of the game against the Titans, showed that the virus was spreading at a time when players and coaches were the most vulnerable to further transmission, given the unavoidable proximity of bodies and absence of masks.

If the Ravens weren’t due to play until Sunday in the first place, few if any players would have been in the facility on Monday and Tuesday, limiting the possibility that the virus would further spread. Instead, the fact that players and coaches gathered on Tuesday, combined with indications that the virus continues to spread and the normal incubation period, makes it difficult to conclude with any degree of confidence that the cycle won’t continue, with another wave of positives emerging on Sunday, when the Ravens and Steelers are currently due to play.

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As the source put it, the league truly cares about safety, but the league also cares about the bottom line. By allowing the Ravens to gather on Monday (despite a wave of positives from Sunday) and Tuesday (despite a wave of positives from Monday), the league made a decision to try to keep on the Thanksgiving schedule one of the biggest games of the year. Ultimately, that decision made things worse.

“The league really wanted to play that game, which is understandable,” the source said. “Unfortunately, we suffered for it.”

Basically - the NFL allowed the team to have walk throughs despite having multiple positives because they still wanted the Thanksgiving game instead of immediately moving it. But they always have the players safety in mind, blah blah blah

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8 hours ago, Tabe said:

Did Pittsburgh get screwed over somehow?  Then it was the right decision whatever the decision was.

Screwed or not, the smart money in on us still finishing week 12 UN👏🏾DE👏🏾FEAT👏🏾ED👏🏾 😉😁

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57 minutes ago, nofuture said:

 

I called my shot!  BOOM!  You're welcome, Lions fans! 

Do us a favor and beat the Titans on the way out.  It's not like we'll make the playoffs if you do, but it's always fun to see the baby-eating-sister-fuckers lose.

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