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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank optimistic NFL season will play all 16 regular-season games


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Published 2 hours ago

By Daniel Canova | Fox News



Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank sounded positive when asked if the NFL would move forward with a 16-game 2020 regular season despite the coronavirus pandemic.

With the NFL organized team activities and training camp around the corner, coaches and executives have reportedly been pessimistic about the season starting on time.


"If I had to speculate now, and I use the word speculate because that's really all it is, I would say yes,” Blank said, while speaking with NBC Sports’ Peter King for his “Football Morning in America” column. “Only because it's so far away from where we are today. I could easily see camps being shorter, players being tested on a daily basis, things of that nature. No fan attendance. Things like that.

“We may have fewer preseason games, which probably wouldn't be the end of the world,” Blank added. “But I think by September, my hope is by the time the regular season starts, that we'll be able to bring people together in some form or fashion in a safe manner and play."


Commissioner Roger Goodell told teams on Thursday that the NFL Draft would go on as scheduled from April 23-25. Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Times reported that the draft would be at a television studio location after the league pulled all of its public events from Las Vegas.

The NBANHL  and MLS have suspended their 2019-20 seasons earlier this month, while MLB has delayed its start to the 2020 season.





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6 minutes ago, Godzilla1985 said:

Good to hear someone with something POSITIVE to say on this site.


Too many negative people trying to scare everyone here lately.

We just had a Georgia State Healthcare officials predict the crisis level impacts in Atlanta will peak late April and be largely **over** by beginning of June. Although I expect phasing, most of us should be back to work in May.



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