Despite the fact that the NFL had to postpone the Steelers-Ravens game for six days due to over twenty Ravens players testing positive for Covid-19 the league doesn’t believe it needs a bubble during the playoffs.
On Wednesday afternoon, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke to NBC’s Mike Tirico and told him the NFL wasn’t considering a bubble during the postseason because the league’s Covid-19 protocols “are working”.
Roger Goodell: "We don’t see the bubble as most refer to it in one location. We feel strongly our protocols are working. We’re willing to adjust and adapt those protocols, take additional steps. But I don’t see us doing the bubble in the sense that the media focuses on it."
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 2, 2020
Fans immediately blasted Goodell for his thoughts about the NFL not adding a bubble during the playoffs.
“Our virus protocols are working.”
— Tony Clements (@TonyClementsTC) December 2, 2020
Roger Goodell says NFL feels strongly that its protocols are working: "I don't see us doing a bubble in the sense" of a neutral site for the postseason.
— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) December 2, 2020
Goodell really just said "we believe our protocols are working" while we're sitting here watching rgiii on a Wednesday afternoon
— Jake Holmes (@jakeholmes22) December 2, 2020
Goodell: “We believe our protocols are working.”
You’re literally talking at the halftime of a regular season game at 5 on on a Wednesday.
— Dan Kadar (@ByDanKadar) December 2, 2020
Goodell looked into the camera and said to a national audience, without laughing, we believe our protocols are working…..
— IVIatthew Blystone (@MattB_Is_Tall) December 2, 2020
"We believe that our protocols are working."
— NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, dismissing the idea of a bubble during a game that was postponed from Thursday to Sunday to Tuesday to Wednesday, a game featuring a team that had to move 10 practice-squad players to the active squad
— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) December 2, 2020
Because Goodell said NFL protocols are working it’s guaranteed that a playoff team gets hit hard with Covid and basically have to play with a practice squad
— Carp (@robcarpenter81) December 2, 2020