We knew 2020 would be a challenge, but has the league responded the way it should have? It’s certainly been an adventure for the Broncos and it’s been just four games.
Good morning, Broncos Country!
We knew to expect just about anything with the 2020 Denver Broncos.
After all, it’s 2020.
We’re now in mid-October and the NHL isn’t playing since it crowned a Stanley Cup champion a few weeks ago. In a normal year, the NHL would have started earlier this month.
So with the Broncos and the NFL, anything and everything was on the table. That’s what happens with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four games into Denver’s season, and we’re seeing that in real time.
The Broncos haven’t played in over two weeks.
It seems today’s game against the New England Patriots is finally set to take place. But given how quickly things change in the times of the coronavirus, who knows? This game has already been delayed twice.
Broncos-NE game is still on, per league spokesman, despite 4 Patriot players and Broncos coach testing positive for COVID in last 2 days.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) October 17, 2020
Either NFL taking different tact from a week ago or it has better handle on contact tracing.
What is the biggest challenge?
It’s not just the Broncos, either.
Everyone across the NFL — players, coaches, organizations — have had to adjust to this unique season, but I wanted to know how the sportsbooks are handling the postponements for Denver and the NFL.
So what is the biggest challenge for the books?
As Scott Cooley, the SportsBetting.com odds consultant, told me:
“The biggest challenge has been the NFL and its incompetence. The lack of proactiveness and guidance we’ve seen from the commissioner on down is perplexing. We all knew these situations were going to arise … it had months to prepare and somehow the league still screwed it up.”
Johnny Avello, the director of operations at DraftKings, is more along the lines of this being a typical NFL season.
“It hasn’t been a big challenge as far as bookmaking is concerned because moving or postponing games is pretty straightforward. But it has been a challenge for our contests, which are set at the beginning of every week.”
We knew to expect the unexpected for the 2020 Broncos season.
Four games in, it feels like a complete season already.
Who knows what’s in store today, let alone the next 12 weeks?
Why is #Broncos game still on? Players who are placed on COVID/Reserve list are not all positive. Some of those were considered close contacts. As such, there was a determination that there isn’t an ongoing risk of transmission among the team. So game on #Denver7— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) October 17, 2020
Each Saturday, I do a segment on Denver radio station ESPN 1600 AM. On this week’s Broncos Blast, we preview the Broncos and New England game ... again. I think Denver covers the spread, for what it’s worth.
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