The NFL is placing a cease to the swap for 2020.
Based on a number of studies, the NFL is trying to restrict pointless interplay between players, personnel and media ought to video games get underway this fall. Amongst these insurance policies, the NFL goes to outlaw postgame conversations amongst players and will not permit for jersey exchanges, one thing that is grown more and more fashionable in recent times.
NFL groups will probably be forbidden from postgame interactions inside 6 toes of every other and jersey exchanges between players will probably be prohibited in the course of the 2020 season, sources say.
One other manner the NFL will look totally different within the COVID-19 world.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 9, 2020
The thought is that the NFL is trying to restrict interplay earlier than and after the sport to restrict the potential for coronavirus transmission amongst players. (Hopefully this implies disallowing postgame handshakes between the coaches, as nicely.)
Yeah, about that…
It is a fairly nonsensical factor to do, contemplating that players are spitting, respiratory, hitting, tackling, contacting and are typically inside six toes of every other for a three-hour recreation. Whereas not each participant will work together with each other participant of the opposition’s 53-man roster, with the way in which COVID-19 can unfold, it looks like one other wonky, not-common-sense half-measure from the league.
Whereas the banning of jersey swaps is supposedly endorsed by the NFLPA, San Francisco DB Richard Sherman led the way in which with criticism of the NFL’s latest COVID-19 coverage:
It is a excellent instance of NFL pondering in a nutshell. Players can go have interaction in a full contact recreation and do it safely. Nonetheless, it’s deemed unsafe for them to trade jerseys after mentioned recreation. 😂🤣😂 https://t.co/fWefsUSVDc
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) July 9, 2020
Other NFL players and personalities additionally famous the league’s hypocrisy.
This needs to be a joke… https://t.co/OrJBcBtiFl pic.twitter.com/cA8Iu0LI39
— Randall Cobb (@rcobb18) July 9, 2020
thats DAMN SILLY bro.. 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/QDOwn2G3bc
— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) July 9, 2020
So we will hit eachother ALL recreation however cannot shake palms after? 😂 https://t.co/9qrAoYIr8y
— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) July 9, 2020
No postgame interactions after sweating and spitting on every other for 3 hours. 👌 https://t.co/dVllVof4RD
— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) July 9, 2020
So we will deal with every other for 60min however can’t trade jersey that takes 2 minutes😂😂😂 https://t.co/5RKq54T0mH
— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) July 9, 2020
that is like when lecturers would implement NO GRINDING at highschool dances like youngsters weren’t going to after events https://t.co/g28AL2ud1s
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) July 9, 2020