Multiple NFL Coaches Have Reportedly Suggested Pausing The Season To Form 32 Bubbles

Getty Image


The NFL has a real problem on its hands after multiple games have been postponed in week 4 due to positive coronavirus tests, and the league may have to think outside the box to fix it.

On Saturday night it was revealed that the Saints-Lions game was in jeopardy after Saints fullback Michael Burton tested positive for COVID-19.

If the Saints-Lions game gets postponed it would be the third game this week to get moved and if there continue to be positive Coronavirus cases in the NFL scheduling the rest of the season is going to be a disaster.

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, several NFL coaches have suggested pausing the season to form 32 bubbles.

The idea being floated around by the league and coaches is to isolate teams and put them in hotels in their respective cities which is something the NFLPA has resisted during negotiations.

Via Pro Football Talk

The only way to save the 2020 NFL season is to pull all teams in a hard local bubble, keeping everyone critical to the operation in a hotel so that those 170 stories won’t play out, night after night when the players, coaches, and other employees go home, potentially get exposed to the virus, and then return to work.

The NFL has been willing to create 32 hard bubbles. The NFL Players Association has not been willing to do it.

It’s going to be interesting to see how the NFLPA responds if the season gets put into jeopardy due to playing in a pandemic without a bubble environment.

BroBible Newsletter - The best sports and culture news directly to your inbox

* indicates required