The New England Patriots have cancelled practice after another positive COVID-19 test. It has been a very tough couple of weeks for the Patriots. It all started when Cam Newton tested positive for the COVID virus a few weeks back. Since then, several other players have also tested positive. Sadly, it looks like there is yet another case.
This is unfortunate, as head coach Bill Belichick had said earlier this week that they were finally starting to get back on track. He mentioned that they were taking things “hour by hour.”
“Today’s an important day in our preparation for the Broncos,” Belichick said. “We’ve had several days now of virtual meetings between the staff members and from the staff to the players. We’ve been able to cover a lot of things, but we haven’t spent any time together, so today’s our opportunity to do that. We look forward to that. One thing that we’ve learned this year repeatedly has been we have to be ready to adjust and adapt to changes and modifications and the way we do things and, in some cases, decisions that really come down to a very short amount of time that we have to be ready to adjust to.
“So we’re certainly taking things day by day — probably hour by hour would be more accurate. We’ll just see how we progress and then as we find out more on our end, or if there are other things externally that we can’t control that, then we’ll deal with those as they come. That’s the way it’s been all year. I think our team and our players have done a good job of handling those adjustments, and we’ll continue to do that.”
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It has not yet been released as to who tested positive. But it will be interesting to see if they are able to get back on track. Could the Denver Broncos be postponed once again?
Well, that is likely what is going to happen without a miracle. There have been a few false positives that have come out. But this doesn’t appear to be one of these cases.
The timing is very unfortunate as Cam Newton and Stephon Gilmore were both getting back to practice today. Now, they will have to continue to wait.