Brady – The majority of the sports events were on hiatus and athletes are at rest for the action. Many athletes have tested positive from coronavirus, leaving the sports organization and associations to set protocols, adjustments and deciding of stopping the matches temporarily to ensure the health of their athletes and staff. However, this was not able to stop the threat as other athletes have been exposed to the deadly virus.
The NFLPA release an official statement that advises the NFL players to take a break and wait for the final draft of plans for schedules of matches and other matters. The NFL was on hiatus due to the pandemic and still, however on the process to redeem the match and kick-off again.
However, Tom Brady and other several members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continued to work out their muscles and prepare for coming actions together on Tuesday despite the NFL Players Association’s strong recommendation against such gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic threat social-distancing protocols.
The Bucs players who were gathered were more than a dozen — including new tight end Rob Gronkowski, wide receiver Chris Godwin and center Ryan Jensen — met again at a Tampa prep school Tuesday morning for a two-hour sweating out, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Also present, per the Times, were backup quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin, wideout Scotty Miller and defensive backs Mike Edwards, Sean Murphy-Bunting and Jamel Dean. It seems the team was releasing all their sweat while on quarantine.
Tom Brady, 42, and his other teammates have been working out and enhancing their immunity and stability for the next season regularly at Berkeley Preparatory School since May until now. They spent wisely their time instead of being a couch potato at home and watch a romantic movie. Moreover, the NFLPA granted protocols for their players until the next season.
The team exclusively undergo for coronavirus testing. The rising of positive cases of several NFL players across the league testing positive in recent weeks, NFLPA medical director Thom Mayer released a statement Saturday imploring all players to stop group practices amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Please be advised that it is our consensus medical opinion that in light of the increase in COVID-19 cases in certain states that no players should be engaged in practicing together in private workouts,” Mayer wrote. “Our goal is to have all players and your families as healthy as possible in the coming months.
“We are working on the best mitigation procedures at team facilities for both training camps and the upcoming season, and believe that it is in the best interest of all players that we advise against any voluntary joint practices before training camp commences.”
Unfortunately, coronavirus cases are drastically rising in some other states just like in Florida, and reports last week said multiple members of the Bucs’ staff had tested positive. The team confirmed on Saturday that some staff have tested positive, though it did not offer a number. The result have sparked more cautious deliberation of actions and crafting of solution to hold the bar and stop the increase of case. Other sports organization faces the same dilemma and being accountable for the glitches they have encountered.
Despite of the skeletal set-up for trainings (since some players were tested positive), the Bucs are scheduled to start training camp July 21. Head coach Bruce Arians has told reporters he hopes to have quarterbacks and rookie report by the 15th. Still, there’s no official statement after the issue but one thing is for sure, NFLPA is on boiling point.