September 18, 2020

This NFL team has taken extra precautions to stay safe from coronavirus

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Ryquell Armstead (23) sets up for a play during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Ryquell Armstead (23) sets up for a play during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. | AP

The Jacksonville Jaguars have taken some extra steps to prepare for the coming season

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been taken some extra precautions for the upcoming NFL season, going as far as to use “Ghostbuster packs” to stay safe.

The Washington Post recently reported on all the Jacksonville Jaguars are doing to fight the coronavirus and to stay safe from COVID-19 ahead of the NFL season.

The Jaguars have used “backpack sprayers filled with disinfectant they use to coat hand shields, step-over pads and tackling dummies,” according to The Washington Post.
Players have used single-serve waters from a cooler.
Players use towels once and then put them in the laundry.

Jimmy Luck, the head equipment manager for the Jaguars, said the training facility needed to work to keep everyone safe.

“Everybody has to do a little bit more,” Luck said. “At first, it seems to be very daunting, like, ‘Oh … we got to do all this.’ But now, at this point, we’ve done it for a few weeks. You just kind of do it. That’s what support staff people do: ‘All right, this is what we got to do. We’ll figure it out and keep going.’”
Finishing the season

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a recent column for NBC Sports the league may need to switch the schedule to keep people safe. That might making the season less than 16 games.

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“We’re prepared if we have to do that. We’ve obviously gone through work on that basis with teams. There will be potential competitive inequities that will be required this season because of the virus and because of the circumstances that we wouldn’t do in other years. That’s going to be a reality of 2020. If we feel like we have an outbreak, that’s going to be driven by medical decisions — not competitive decisions.”

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

      

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