NFL project to become “fully virtual” with concerns over technical issues and preparation

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The NFL will be the most online ever seen when the draft takes place later this month.

The NFL draft between April 23 and April 25 will be “fully virtual,” with prospects, coaches, general managers and executives stuck at home to make their fantastic football selections. In addition, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made it clear that there would be no group gatherings.

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“We have been discussing this matter in recent days with the competition committee and the CEC (a group of league leaders). And that will confirm that the clubs will conduct their draft operations remotely, with club staff located separately at their home, “said Goodell in a note to the teams on Monday.

“In addition, we want all NFL staff to comply with government directives and implement safe and appropriate health practices. Our staff will carry out their responsibilities in the same way, operating in separate locations outside of our offices.

“And after consulting with medical advisers, we cannot identify a better alternative from a medical or public health perspective, given the varied needs of the clubs, the need to properly screen participants and risk factors that club employees may face. “

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According to NFL.com, the league is “likely” to conduct a 32-team simulation project before the actual event to ensure the entire process goes off without a hitch. It looks like there will be multiple system checks in case there are any technical problems when writing the project.

But with the project fully online, the coaches have expressed concerns about technical issues and safety measures, even with the reported plans to hold a fake project.

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh voiced his concerns to the Baltimore Sun.

“Yeah, great concern,” said Harbaugh. “Whenever I read something in, like the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times which talks about how Zoom is screwed up, or some of these other offers … I immediately text it to our IT people, and [director of football administration] Nick Matteo is one of those guys, and they assure me that we do everything that is humanly possible. “

Harbaugh cited even the safest institutions in his concerns.

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“We will see what happens,” he told the newspaper. “I really don’t want the opposing coaches to have our manual or our draft meetings. It would be better if we can stay away from that. “

According to Peter King’s columnist, “Football Morning in America”, Kevin Demoff, director of operations for the Los Angeles Rams, Kevin Demoff, was concerned about how to make private conversations with teams who were already trying to get a kick eye on the dashboards of the competitors.

“How do you make sure your conversations are protected?” Demoff asked. “Someone could hack this Zoom, and you probably won’t learn much. Hacking a team’s draft room on Zoom is probably very different. It would be my biggest concern, from an encryption perspective alone, how confidential these conversations are. “

According to FOX 5 Atlanta, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff was also concerned about glitchy technology and how unpreparedness would affect the best player available in the draft.

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“We know we are not going to have it all; we’re not going to have all the medicals, “said Dimitroff. “We are not going to have all the information we may have had in the past. [The philosophy] Sure, but he’s the best player in this position, which could be more than one. “

One of the main building blocks for project coverage on ESPN and the NFL network would be to see prospects react with their families either at the event or in their own living room. The happy tears and the live interviews are apparently over.

The New York Post provided an overview of how the networks were going to collect feedback from players.

Players like LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, who should be the first choice, will receive an NFL camera and he will film his reaction from wherever he plans to watch the draft, sources told the New York Post. It could be followed by a telephone interview after the selection.

Aside from Goodell, who just named the players for his office, the newspaper reported that there would be time spent highlighting packages and even a potential musical act.

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The NFL project was originally scheduled to take place in the glamor of Las Vegas, with perspectives presented on floating red carpets on Lake Bellagio. The coronavirus and the concern behind the epidemic have forced the NFL to make the necessary changes.

Dan Canova of Fox News contributed to this report.

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