BALTIMORE (WJZ) — NFL groups are getting nearer to a full reopening of their amenities and in preparation, the league has despatched out pointers and protocols to aim to make sure the well being and security of gamers and coaches whereas the coronavirus pandemic continues to loom. Whereas coaches perceive that the protocols are essential, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh says that a few of them are “humanly not possible” to comply with.
Talking in a radio interview on Thursday, Harbaugh mentioned that although he considers the protocols to be troublesome to comply with, the crew will do its greatest to adjust to them.
“I’ve seen all of the memos on that, and to be fairly sincere with you, it’s not possible what they’re asking us to do. Humanly not possible,” Harbaugh mentioned in an interview with 105.7 The Fan. “So, we’re going to do every thing we are able to do. We’re going to area, we’re going to have masks. However, you understand, it’s a communication sport. We have now to have the ability to talk with one another in individual. We have now to follow.”
A part of the protocols requires bodily distancing to be adopted within the cafeteria, locker rooms, weight rooms and assembly rooms. Whereas it might be doable to implement these guidelines in these areas, Harbaugh mentioned doing so on the sphere is harder.
“I’m fairly certain the huddle isn’t going to be 6-feet spaced,” Harbaugh mentioned. “Are guys going to bathe one after the other all day? Are guys going to elevate weights one after the other all day? These are issues the league and the [players’ association] must get a deal with on and must get agreed with some frequent sense so we are able to function in a 13-hour day in coaching camp that they’re giving us and get our work carried out”
Although he expressed his frustrations, Harbaugh mentioned that the Ravens will do pretty much as good a job as any of following the protocols. Coaching camp for the crew is scheduled for later in July.