How has Covid changed the Washington Punter Tress Way football team’s game day experience?


Eight years Washington football team punter Tress Way missed a game for the first time in his career last week against the philadelphia eagles, and that was because of COVID-19.

Way said it was such a bad feeling to miss a game, especially against an NFC East rival.

“I love playing against Philly,” Way said after practice Wednesday. “It was just a tough task that I just had to tackle on my own… and watch guys. [It’s] definitely something that I hope to never do again. “

The veteran punter said he sensed something was wrong after a workout last week. Way stressed that this feeling couldn’t have come from his training.

“Believe me, my workouts aren’t that hard,” Way said.

After talking to the coaches, he went to get tested for COVID and his results came back positive.

Way said his symptoms were gone by Friday afternoon. He thought he could get tested on Sunday morning, and if he’s negative, go get started the Eagles game. This was not the case.

“I was told, ‘Hey, Tress, we had to hand in the lists on Saturday at 4 pm,” Way said. “I was like,’ So I’m out there no matter what now. ‘ … and it just sucks. “

He said he watched the game at home with his dogs and a Pacifico. Way said it was difficult to watch from home, but he also surprised himself when watching the game on TV.

“Dude, I was a lot more into it than I thought I would,” Way said. “I was screaming and screaming on TV, the special teams were making big plays and Joey [Slye] hit that bomb. If it had been filmed it might have been sad and embarrassing the way I was. “

Tress Way resumed training on Wednesday and is expected to play the New York Giants in the Washington season finale.


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