Coronavirus: Ravens coach Harbaugh calls NFL's COVID-19 guidelines 'impossible'


Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh had strong comments for the NFL after the league's latest memo outlining how franchises should continue going about reopening their facilities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The league's rules require physical distancing in the locker, meeting and weight rooms and even cafeterias.

Harbaugh expressed frustrations with those guidelines in an interview with 105.7 The Fan on Thursday. 

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"I've seen all the memos on that, and to be quire honest with you, it's impossible what they're asking to do. Humanly impossible," he said.

"We're going to do everything we can do. We're going to space, we're going to have masks. But, you know, it's a communication sport. We have to be able to communicate with each other in person. We have to practice."

Harbaugh expressed difficulty understanding how the rules would play out in practice, specifically noting players will not stay six feet apart in huddles and wondering if players can only shower one at a time.

"I think good people, smart people are involved in this," Harbaugh said. "But the way I'm reading these memos right now, you throw your hands up and you go, 'What the heck? There's no way this can be right'."

Training camps are scheduled to start in late July and the first preseason game is the Dallas Cowboys against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall of Fame game on August 6.

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