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Game has been moved AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Busman, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    People keep posting that if there is an 18th week, the playoffs will be expanded to eight teams in each conference and there will be no bye. That is not accurate. The expansion of the playoffs is only if the teams can't all play 16 games.
     
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  2. biggbunch68

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    ESPN sure loves the Ravens:facepalm:
     
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  3. truckin9999

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    Exactly. That is the whole reason the 18th week would have to be added. If a team had not finished their 16 game schedule And make up games needed to be played.
     
  4. TheTerribleOwl

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  5. CanadianSteel

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    League officials at the #NFL are meeting later today to discuss the #Ravens situation. I’m told by a league source that a decision on the game at the #Steelers Sunday may not be made today, however. Test results from today don’t come in until tonight.
     
  6. CanadianSteel

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    Yeah, it doesn't seem like a good sign that the game will be played Sunday.
     
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  7. TheTerribleOwl

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  8. bleednblackngold

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    Yeah. I'm pretty much assuming it's not getting played. With that many positives the close contact list would almost include the whole team. They required 3 consecutive negative tests of those guys, and there's not enough time for that now.
     
  9. Kirkland

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    Thursday Night against Washington will be their next game.
     
  10. biggbunch68

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    That game prob woudnt be on tv in most areas
     
  11. Kirkland

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    It would be nationally broadcast due to the original game of Cowboys vs Ravens not being able to be played. Steelers vs Skins would simply replace it.
     
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  12. Vox Ferrum

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    I think what is starting to piss me off more than anything is how much media empathy I am hearing FOR the Ravens today. I listen to different sports talk throughput the day and to me it all sounded like, 'Oh those poor ravens' crap. Then it turns to the finances, if the game is cancelled or forfeited the NFL loses money, the Ravens players lose over 7 million in payroll, the Steelers 5 million. The NBA, Hockey, and ML baseball did not lose tons of money this year???

    Hey Rodger I will make this simple for you. Call the game a forfeit, give the Steelers the option of having the Ravens pay that weeks salary, give credit to the Steelers in for the 2021 Cap and hit the Ravens with that same amount, or let Art choose the Ravens 1st, or 2nd and 5th in next years draft. You want to get a message across, that will do it. You fine a team it means nothing, when they lose draft picks or Next years Cap dollars it will really come across you ae serious.
     
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  13. The Glory Days

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    Mike knows something. Either he already knows the game isn't going to happen OR he still believes it will be played and knows we don't even need to practice to beat this team.
     
  14. Blast Furnace

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    Doesn’t seem right to me either but Schefter is pretty good, I’d think he’d have called the league to confirm that.

    If it’s true, Rooneys should just give them their pay in the form of a Christmas bonus. Not sure that’s allowed either.
     
  15. thorn058

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    One of the best writers said they practiced Tuesday and Wednesday, off yesterday and will practice Saturday so it could just be that simple or Tomlin is sending a message. Not sure what it would be? Maybe we need more popcorn.
     
  16. Formerscribe

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    Schefter is regurgitating why the league office is saying. Glorious is correct in pointing out that it isn’t that simple
     
  17. Blast Furnace

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    I think it just means they have got their practice in already since they were planning on playing on a short week. If it turns out the game is on for Sunday, they will do a walk through tomorrow.
     
  18. TheTerribleOwl

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    I'm thinking the NFL wants it to be true but it was not specifically stated in the agreement so the Players' Union will fight it if it comes to that.
     
  19. bleednblackngold

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    Sounds like they have a pretty good idea that this all started with the Raven's strength and conditioning coach who had symptoms, didn't report them, and didn't wear a mask consistently. They should clearly be forced to forfeit this game if it can't be played.
     
  20. Blast Furnace

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    There’s another option they can apply, they could take away draft picks. The warning they issued last month said forfeit or loss of draft picks could be the result of not following protocol.

    I think they will push the game to Tuesday before making any decisions on forfeiting or draft picks. Either way, Ravens need to be punished.
     
  21. CanadianSteel

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    Looks like it's moving to Tuesday.....
     
  22. TheTerribleOwl

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    He sure seems like a scapegoat. Even if what is reported about him is true, why didn't anyone make him wear a mask? This is an organizational failure. I hope that if the Steelers had a coach acting like this someone would call him out and make him behave appropriately.
     
  23. mgsmooth

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  24. TheTerribleOwl

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  25. doubleyoi

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    Back to primetime, at least
     

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