We keep a close eye on NFL Dawgs once they leave Athens, which is why it was noteworthy on Saturday that two former players, both with Detroit, have been placed on the COVID-19/ reserve list.
It’s not known if either were exposed to COVID, tested positive or had concerns for those around them at home.
You can’t blame Stafford in his position - he has little to lose compared to a player like Nauta. With limited interaction in the offseason, younger players like Nauta have a tougher time solidifying their roster spots.
Players on all levels will have to make the decision between personal health and possibly hurting their careers. It’s a luxury that the Staffords have compared to less experienced players, not to mention those in college.
At some point, the line between how much entertainment is valued versus health will be drawn. Stafford did so with a pretty big strike through the dirt with his decision.
Speaking of pandemics...
In a perfect world, the SEC would have players saying nothing of substance that would leak out in public. In the current social media and ‘i didn’t know the mic was hot,’ climate, that’s not going to work.
The SEC’s statement on today’s story from the Washington Post pic.twitter.com/Es8xTHBNRI— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) August 1, 2020
Tragedy struck Georgia’s football family on Saturday with former offensive graduate assistant DJ Looney, who had moved along to an offensive assistant role at Louisiana, suffering a fatal heart attack.
The reactions on social media left little doubt about his impact on the Bulldogs, on and off the field.
This one hurts. The entire institution of football just took a hit. This guy loved his players and the game. He was the unofficial mayor of every room he was ever in and we loved him for it. Rest easy Governor Looney #RIP https://t.co/omGWMVegem— Aaron Feld (@coachfeld) August 1, 2020
DJ Looney. There are a lot of people hurting today from the loss of this wonderful person. He made me a better person, husband, and coach. Jamie and I loved him as our own son. God took an Angel to be an Angel for his Kingdom. Please pray for his family, players and friends #love pic.twitter.com/c5oc51F8x4— Coach Sam Pittman (@CoachSamPittman) August 2, 2020
Need more Sunday motivation?
GET A BIG NECK!