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Players like CBA deal...so far

Posted on: June 22, 2011 5:01 pm
 
If the responses of the five players I contacted is any indication, the new collective bargianing agreement should pass a vote by the player membership somewhat easily.

Though the players explained to me they don't like everything they know about it thus far -- the true sign of a good deal is when both sides are unhappy about some aspect of it and that seems to be the case -- overall they think it's a solid one for the players.

"Most guys won't love this new CBA," said one player, "but they'll live with it."

That seemed to be the sentiment of the players I spoke with. Good deal they can live with.

The players I talked with are a cross-section of the league that represents many different echelons of NFL life.

What they hate: the potential length of the CBA which might be 10 years. They worry the revenue stream might grow so rapidly it could outpace the usefulness of that decade-long length.

What they like: that teams will have to use almost 100 percent of the alloted cap space and the increased benefits for retired players.

My guess is most players will feel the exact same way about the new deal. They won't love but will find it tolerable and then they'll vote to pass it.
Category: NFL
Tags: Lockout
 
Comments

Since: Jul 23, 2009
Posted on: June 22, 2011 6:20 pm
 

Players like CBA deal...so far

THEY HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH MONEY NOW!!  THEY ARE SO GREEDY THAT THEY WANT MORE, MORE, AND EVEN MORE!!  WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO START CARING ABOUT THE FANS THAT WILL BE LEFT WITHOUT FOOTBALL IF THEY DON'T GIVE A LITTLE.  I KNOW THAT THE OWNERS ARE JUST AS GREEDY, BUT IT SEEMS THEY HAVE BACKED DOWN A LITTLE.  THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE PLAYERS HAVE TO DO NOW.



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: June 22, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Players like CBA deal...so far

So you are telling me players are even unwilling to go on record as having discussed even mundane opinions with Mike Freeman? Having a conversation with him has become that toxic to everyone? He is the living breathing Rodney Danderfield of sportsbloggers, except that Rodney D. was talented and joking about about getting no respect...



Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: June 22, 2011 5:37 pm
 

Players like CBA deal...so far

The revenues will be so massive in just a few years that everyone will have more than enough money.  The turmoil seems to be winding down.  This may be the last time that the NFL has a lockout for many, many years. They just had to get everyone together. They seem to have done that.  Everything seems to be full speed ahead for a full 2011 NFL season.


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