As the old saying goes, “if you can’t beat them on the field beat them in the parking lot”. The NFL has been using that analogy for years in an effort to bring down the Patriots two decade old dynasty. As with everything else that when it doesn’t involve the Patriots is put on the back burner, the league is once again rushing to find fault with the Patriots.
The league is rushing to see if the Patriots followed protocol following Cam Newton’s positive test according to Michael Florio.
“There hadn’t even been a second positive in New England. Which makes it a bit strange, to say the least, that the NFL moved so quickly.
“It’s unclear whether the NFL also has launched an investigation in Kansas City regarding its single positive test, generated by practice-squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu.”
Players and coaches from the Patriots and Chiefs were tested Saturday and Sunday, with all tests coming back negative.
Patriots-Chiefs was one of two Week 4 games to be postponed due to positive coronavirus tests. The Tennessee Titans’ matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers was moved to Week 7.
The NFL also is investigating the Titans, who have had a total of 18 players and staffers test positive during the last week.
“After the Titans’ outbreak began, it took the league several days to show up to investigate whether the team followed all applicable COVID-19 protocols,” Florio wrote. “With only one positive in New England, the league moved much more quickly.”