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Ravens Coach John Harbaugh Concerned About Covid-19 When Camps Open

Covid-19 is still a huge talking point in the NFL, and with training camps set to open in about a month, Ravens coach John Harbaugh still has plenty of concerns about how teams are going to deal with the deadly virus and keeping players and team personal safe.

We’re going to do everything we can do,” Harbaugh said in a radio interview Thursday.

“We’re going to space, we’re going to have masks. But, you know, it’s a communication sport. We have to be able to communicate with each other in person. We have to practice.”

The league “has made very clear they are letting the science and data drive their decision-making,” NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Friday on NFL NOW.

“Like the data that is constantly being updated with each passing day, everything remains in flux, meaning some protocols could change in the weeks to come. Questions like Harbaugh’s about the viability of operating under such requirements are to be expected, especially in a game that is very much fixed in its preseason preparation process.

“Well as another head coach told me, you’ve got other things here,” Pelissero continued. “When you talk about crunching things down. You didn’t have spring practices. Now you have the possibility of not having as much practice, as much padded time through the course of August. As that head coach put it, how are you going to pick your team?

“There’s pro scouting departments that, looking at the possibility of shrinking the preseason, say how are we going to evaluate other rosters when it comes to getting to the waiver process? There are a ton of questions.”

It remains to be seen all the protocols that are put into place to try and keep teams safe once camp opens, but Harbaugh is right in stating that there should be major concerns on how the league is going to handle things just a month from now.


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