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Mrwhodat
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Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
By John Breech cbssports.com

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Raiders owner Mark Davis has officially gone rogue. Back in May, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent out a memo where he asked each of the league's 32 owners not to comment or speculate on how the 2020 season might play out.

Apparently, Davis either didn't get that memo or he decided to ignore it because the Raiders owner offered some interesting speculation about how the year might play out.

During an interview with ESPN.com, Davis revealed that he thinks there's still a possibility that the 2020 season could be completely canceled, which is an option the league hasn't ever publicly mentioned.
 
According to Davis, the NFL basically has three options for the upcoming season. Via ESPN, here are those options: 


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1. Go on as planned, with teams reporting for training camp over the next week, and see what happens.

2. Delay the start of the season until November and go to a 12-game season, canceling each team's four interconference games (AFC vs. NFC).


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3. Cancel the 2020 season entirely.

Obviously, it's all going to come down to how whether or not NFL players can avoid coronavirus, which is why Davis doesn't sound completely convinced that a season is going to happen.
 
"I don't even know if it's safe to play. 'Uncertainty' is the word," Davis said. "Everything is up in the air with the virus and how it will affect our league and season."
 
One thing that's not clear is if Davis was sharing his own personal opinion or if the three options were an informed opinion based on conversations he's had with the NFL and the league's other owners (The NFL has had several teleconferences with the owners this season to try and figure out the logistics to the season).

If Davis' opinion is based on conversations from those teleconferences, he might have just revealed how uneasy everyone around the league is about trying to pull off a season. 


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The league has been working closely with the NFLPA over the past several days in order to figure out the answers to the multiple questions related to the pandemic.

The NFLPA wanted daily testing and zero preseason games, and it will be getting both after the NFL agreed to the demands this week.
 
Of course, one question that still hasn't been answered is what will happen if there's a full-on outbreak of the virus toward the end of training camp or during the season.

Based on Davis' list, it seems the league would simply cancel each team's four inter-conference games, and then try to play the other 12.

The NFL also has several contingency plans built into the schedule. For instance, there are zero divisional games being played in Weeks 3 or 4, which means if worst comes to worst, those two weeks could likely be chopped off the schedule. 


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If option 2 doesn't solve things, Davis seems to think that will take us to the NFL version of Def Con 1: A full cancellation of the season.

If Davis still views this as an option, it's very possible that other owners are also thinking about it.

As for Davis, even if the season gets played, there's a good chance that there won't be any fans in Las Vegas to see it.

Davis has already announced that he won't attend any games in-person this season if Raiders fans can't attend, and it's looking more and more like Raiders fans won't be allowed to attend any games for what will be the team's inaugural year in Las Vegas. 


This post was edited on 7/22 at 12:09 am


oleyeller
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re: Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
Hope option 3. frick nfl, and frick saints and cuck brees


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re: Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
There will be no football


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re: Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
The fact that the NFL has still not agreed with the players union on how training camp will proceed tells me option 2 is best case.


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re: Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
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Hope option 3. frick nfl, and frick saints and cuck brees




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re: Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
"Vols, Bitch"








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Laaz2750
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re: Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
Just schedule the season to start 11/4... everyone knows the second the election is over suddenly no one will care about COVID anymore


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re: Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
Don’t care


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re: Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
I love football but I can care less


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re: Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
I know that I like to hang out on message boards about things I don’t care about. I’m an avid reader and poster on spray paint enthusiasts droppings, particularly the non-drip camouflage board.


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re: Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
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oleyeller



Shut up, incel


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Laaz2750
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re: Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
America: "We must follow The Science!"

The Science: "Healthy young people, like professional athletes, are extremely unlikely to die from Covid, it's safe to restart pro sports."

America: "YOU WANT TO MURDER CHILDREN!!!"

... basically


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Ed Osteen
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re: Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
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Hope option 3. frick nfl, and frick saints and cuck brees



Just curious, but why are you still browsing and posting on the saints board if these are your feelings?

This would be like me spending my day reading and commenting on the soccer board
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Giantkiller
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3. Cancel the 2020 season entirely.




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I love football but I can care less



Can you?


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LSUDAN1
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re: Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
Fine by me. Cancel and don't pay the players.


agregime1
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re: Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
Lime they care


AKTigerSaint
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re: Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
Couldn't, can't


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Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
Lime they care


I'm wiling to bet you that if there is no NFL season , by the time the next season starts half the players will be desperate for money .I wouldn't think they could manage their money like say a 50 year old might accomplish.


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AmosMosesAndTwins
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re: Raiders owner says canceling the entire NFL season is still one of three options
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I know that I like to hang out on message boards about things I don’t care about. I’m an avid reader and poster on spray paint enthusiasts droppings, particularly the non-drip camouflage board.


Now this is a beautifully constructed post. Bravo, sir.


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