Yesterday, the NFL despatched a really strongly worded memo to groups relating to their stance on vaccinations, and their need to play each sport. Additionally they made it abundantly clear that if a sport is unable to be rescheduled due to a COVID-19 breakout attributable to unvaccinated gamers or coaches, the groups will take a loss and gamers received’t receives a commission that gamecheck.
In response to this, the Minnesota Vikings and Rick Dennison, who was serving as offensive line/run sport coordinator, have parted methods after he refused to get vaccinated.
After which – AND THEN — it occurred a second time. ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported that “Patriots’ co-offensive line coach Cole Popovich received’t be with the crew in 2021 in a choice associated to the COVID-19 vaccine and NFL Pointers.”
Two coaches on the identical day have both been relieved of their duties or mutually parted methods or nevertheless the hell you wish to phrase it, however groups are clearly taking the memo critically, and understanding that not having their gamers and coaches vaccinated now’s a aggressive drawback. As we transfer to trimming the rosters down from 90 to 53 heading into the season, this thought course of may additionally prevail in these personnel selections.
In the meantime, Cole Beasley thinks he’s a god on the soccer subject and he doesn’t care what anyone thinks. He’s a PR nightmare proper now.
Mr. Beasley: You’re 32 years old with 5,016 receiving yards over nine seasons. You’ve had a fine career, but you are nowhere close to the best slot receiver in the game. Your production is absolutely replaceable, especially if your choices and conduct put your team at a competitive disadvantage. Go ahead and take a seat.
Teams will continue to analyze this situation as we draw closer to the regular season, which is only 48 days away. It’s not a stretch at all to believe that the vaccination status of a bottom-of-the-roster guy could determine whether he makes the team or gets cut.