BALTIMORE (WJZ) — NFL groups are getting nearer to a full reopening of their amenities and in preparation, the league has despatched out tips and protocols to try 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 mandatory, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh says that a few of them are “humanly unattainable” to observe.
Talking in a radio interview on Thursday, Harbaugh mentioned that although he considers the protocols to be troublesome to observe, the staff will do its finest to adjust to them.
“I’ve seen all of the memos on that, and to be fairly trustworthy with you, it’s unattainable what they’re asking us to do. Humanly unattainable,” Harbaugh mentioned in an interview with 105.7 The Fan. “So, we’re going to do the whole lot we will do. We’re going to house, we’re going to have masks. However, you realize, it’s a communication sport. Now we have to have the ability to talk with one another in individual. Now we have to apply.”
A part of the protocols requires bodily distancing to be adopted within the cafeteria, locker rooms, weight rooms and assembly rooms. Whereas it could be doable to implement these guidelines in these areas, Harbaugh mentioned doing so on the sphere is tougher.
“I’m fairly positive 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 widespread sense so we will function in a 13-hour day in coaching camp that they’re giving us and get our work finished”
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 staff is scheduled for later in July.