Titans HC Mike Vrabel reacts to several players on team testing positive for virus



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Titans HC Mike Vrabel reacts to several players on team testing positive for virus

Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel says his players are doing fine after several players tested for the coronavirus as the guys on the team are remaining in positive spirits and focused on their next game. The NFL postponed Sunday's game between the Titans and Pittsburg Steelers after a total of four players tested positive for the coronavirus this week.

"The Steelers-Titans game, originally scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, will be rescheduled to allow additional time for further daily COVID-19 testing and to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel," the NFL said in a statement.

"Details on a new game date and time either on Monday or Tuesday will be announced as soon as possible." Some Titans players are experienced mild symptoms and coach Vrabel underlined the health of players comes at first place.

Vrabel said od the positive players are experiencing "flu-like symptoms, but nothing I think out of the ordinary. We anticipate that they will feel better shortly. … My concern is always with the safety and the health of our players, their families, our staff, and their families.

And then also, the individuals that have tested positive, I think their mental state is strong."

Vrabel says no one is to blame

Vrabel met with the team and had a conversation with his players. "I met with the team and asked them questions, tried to engage with them, showed them film of Pittsburgh, and went through what I think are the keys to the game," he said.

"We have to hold each other accountable and be ready to go. No one instructed them to go practice or to do anything of that nature." The Titans are in a tricky situation but their focus remains on the Steelers game.

"We are preparing to play the football game now as early as Monday," Vrabel said. "I am confident the league will allow us time to practice, to get (players) on the field, and then moving with the game."

Also, coach Vrabel underlined that there won't be pointing finger toward anyone in the Titans locker room. "I know there's going to be a lot of questions about, 'Who's to blame? And, 'Where it started?'," Vrabel said.

"Nobody is to blame. We're in a pandemic. No one is to blame. We are not interested in trying to blame anybody. We want to make sure we are doing everything we can to make the players safe and that this doesn't happen again."