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Flores warns Dolphins players

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Finatik, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Dolphins coach Brian Flores doesn’t have to look far for an example of how wrong things can go. And he’s hoping that the example of the Miami Marlins — whose season has been suspended because of a COVID-19 outbreak — will convince his team to be responsible at work and at home.

    “For a player individually, they are going to have a responsibility to themselves, to this team — to make some sacrifices in the building and outside of the building,” Flores said, via Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post. “If we don’t make the right decisions — if we’re in bars and in crowded restaurants and in concerts, the likelihood of us bringing the virus into the building is very high. If we don’t do those things and we distance and we quarantine in our homes or hotels or whatever, then the likelihood goes down significantly. That’s pretty simple.”

    So far, 15 of the 33 Marlins players have tested positive, leading to a week of postponements and a quarantine. There were reports of at least one player leaving the team’s hotel in Miami before the regular season started, and Flores pointed to that detail.

    “If you’re not wearing a mask and distancing and taking the precautions, it can spread quickly,” Flores said. “I think that was evident with the Marlins and I think it was just an opportunity for us all to learn and see it actually happen. . . .

    “It’s all of us. One person can bring in the virus and it can spread like wildfire. We all understand that. Each one of us has a responsibility. If you enter the facility, you have a responsibility to the other 150-180-200 other people who are in the facility.”

    And with players coming in this week for their COVID-19 tests, making sure they know that a negative only extends as far as the door is one of his main tasks.
     
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  2. djphinfan

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    NFL should of had teams in their hotel bubble, practice, go back to hotel, eat, sleep, practice and repeat.

    This going home after practice is real bad decision by them..

    4 months of isolation from the world for the pro athlete...very doable..wives and kids could of visited them
     
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  3. resnor

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    If you're going to have a constant stream of family coming in to see players and coaches, it would pretty much defeat the purpose of an isolated bubble, wouldn't it?
     
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  4. Vertical Limit

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    Theres no way you can have a bubble without shortening the season.. if you think youre going to keep players in a hotel and back to team facility And to the stadium for 5-6 months, thats just not realistic.

    Im almost damn sure the NFL is going to take the risk and play through the virus, even if theres an outbreak. The NFL operates differently than others, even if its highly questionable they feel they can do what they want when they want.
     
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  5. texanphinatic

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    They will have to pay close attention to MLB. If that season gets wiped, hard to imagine the NFL being able to just play "normally." But yeah definitely tough to bubble 60+ players (and coaching/support staff) for an entire season. NBA is working off a short season and with significantly less people.

    I want a season, but man it's hard to see how it will work. Logistically, the NFL is so much harder than MLB or NBA. Players aren't as naturally distanced as MLB, teams bigger than NBA, etc. So many issues to overcome. They will give it a try - just too much money on the table - but I am struggling to see it work.
     
  6. djphinfan

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    They could be tested beforehand Res, plus a wife and a couple kids is nothing compared to 80 20 and thirty somethings going home after practice and having days off..

    Out them in a team hotel and keep them there, when it’s time to travel do the same on the road
     
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  7. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Maybe so, doesn’t make it smart at all

    The nba is doing it... so could they if they really wanted to make the season through
     
  8. tirty8

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    I love the Phins as much as anyone, but I honestly do not know how the season can possibly be played.

    Just think about the people you know. How many of them are lukewarm about wearing a mask? How many people have not taken the virus seriously since day one? Even worse, how many people think that it is a massive conspiracy?

    Football players are just people. They happen to be athletic, but they really are no different from you and me. Looking at roster currently at 80 and a 53 man roster to start the season, I would bet that from now till throughout the season, there will be well over 100 people either on the team and within close contact. It only takes a few bad apples to rotten the bunch.

    It is really sad because guys like Bobby McCain have really stepped up and shown leadership, but he himself is in danger because somebody will eventually not take it seriously.
     
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  9. djphinfan

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    This..


    Is why the NFL and the union need to go to plan B immed..full bubble.
     
  10. djphinfan

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    “the Saints are renting four floors of the Loews Hotel in the French Quarter to house most of the team’s Tier One and Tier Two employees until the start of the regular season.”

    Hope the dolphins follow suit with employees and players.
     
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    The NBA has certain advantages that few other leagues have. The two biggest things that they have going for them is: a small roster with little turnover and a field that does not require much maintenance

    The first reason the bubble works is that there is no issue playing multiple games per day on basketball courts. I do not think that you could reasonably have a noon game, a 3:00 game, and a night game on the same field. I just think by the evening, that field would be torn up. If there is anyone on this board with groundkeeper experience, feel free to chime in. I may be wrong on this.

    Another problem is that rosters forever churn. Imagine we are banged up at corner for one game. Situations like this happen all the time. We go work out 4 corners from off the street. Where did these guys come from? What were their lifestyles like in the last few weeks? Obviously, we test them before we bring them in. But let's say we sign one of these guys. I think that it would human nature to want to celebrate signing even if it is for one day. Maybe they go tell their mom, their friend, their in-laws. Maybe he gets infected and brings it into the bubble or maybe he doesn't. But now we need to clear a roster spot. Okay, so Chandler Cox get the boot. I would assume because he is no longer on the team, he is out of the bubble, right? So, Cox decides to go work out at the local gym which is like a petri dish of germs. By Tuesday afternoon of that week, our corners start to heal up. Chandler Cox gets a call from his agent that the Dolphins are cutting the CB that they just signed and signing him. Cox may have been infected at the gym, but the virus might not show up on his test to re-enter the bubble.

    I just don't know if you could ever really have a bubble that teams go in and out of. I also do not know if having one stationary location with access to multiple stadiums and plenty of housing is viable.
     

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