Reports from earlier today share that the New England Patriots have no players that are positive to the coronavirus at the moment. With this latest news, the team can look forward to the upcoming game with all their players able to perform.
Earlier this week, it was reported that cornerback Stephon Gilmore had tested positive to the coronavirus shortly after quarterback Cam Newton came down with the. The two had apparently been to dinner together only hours before Newton got his news about being positive to the virus.
Luckily for Newton, he was asymptomatic and will be able to return to the field for his team’s upcoming gmae. The same will probably go for Gilmore and the other player that tested positive right about the time Newton did as well.
When talking about the Patriots and their plans for the upcoming game, head coach Bill Belichick explained:
“It’s good to be back in the stadium and have everyone back in the facility. It’s been several days since we’ve had an opportunity to do that, both with the players and the staff and all of us together collectively. So, today’s an important day in our preparations for the Broncos. We’ve had several days now of virtual meetings between the staff members and from the staff to the players, so we’ve been able to cover a lot of things but haven’t spent any time together, so today is our opportunity to do that and we look forward to that. One thing that we’ve learned this year repeatedly has been we have to be ready to adjust and adapt to changes and modifications in the way we do things and in some cases decisions that really come down to a very short amount of time that we have to be ready to adjust to.
“We’re certainly taking things day by day, probably hour by hour would be more accurate. We’ll just see how we progress and then as we find out more on our end or if there are other things externally that we can’t control that affect us, then we’ll deal with those as they come. Again, that’s the way it’s been all year. I think our team and our players have done a good job of handling those adjustments, and we’ll continue to do that. We’re just going to try to get through the day here today and prepare the best that we can for the Broncos and the opportunity that we have today and then we’ll reevaluate things where we are after that and continue our preparations up until game time.
“Really, not trying to make a lot of long term decisions here or even game decisions until we can actually get out there today and start to go through our team preparation process together and get a better sense of where we are and what we need to do in the next 48-plus hours.”