Despite a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the state of Florida, trainings led by new Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady have continued objections from the NFL Players Association.
The 6-time Super Bowl champion remains undeterred by critics who question his offseason decisions as he meets his new teammates through these workouts.
Brady posted a recent Instagram story with the famous Franklin D. Roosevelt quote: “The only thing we need to fear is fear itself.”
Another quote on Instagram by Tom Brady, again practicing with Bucs teammates in Tampa today after the NFLPA medical director advised players not to practice in groups: pic.twitter.com/2wqVT7hN8c
– Greg Auman (@gregauman) June 25, 2020
However, his decision to spend this unique offseason on the practice fields of a local high school in Tampa has recently come under fire. NFLPA Medical Director Dr. Thom Mayer recently released a statement recommending that NFL players stop practicing together after the news of positive COVID-19 testing at various organizations (including the Buccaneers). .
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“We are working on the best mitigation procedures at the team facility for both the training grounds and next season, and we believe it is in the best interest of all players to advise against any voluntary joint practice before the training camp, “Mayer wrote.
The league’s medical staff appears to be in tune with that of the players’ association.
“The NFLPA and the NFL are in the exact same place,” according to Dr. Alan Sills, NFL medical director, “that we want what is the safest possible environment for all of our constituents, be they players or coaches.” , coaches, medical personnel or anyone in that team environment. “Team facilities remain closed to players until further notice.
Brady’s decision to continue these workouts has drawn criticism from various angles, including the media. Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com recently featured on PFT Live.
“I think he is basically giving his union the middle finger,” Florio said. “She is undermining her union. She is working against the group that is in place to promote her interests. She is damaging her credibility by flaunting that. That is what bothers me the most about it.”
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According to NFL executive vice president / general counsel Jeff Pash, the league intends to open training camps across the country in time in late July.
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