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Cut the contact

Posted on: July 15, 2011 4:46 pm
Edited on: July 15, 2011 4:47 pm

One of the last hurdles to finalizing a deal between players and owners is the putting on of the pads.

Yes, the pads.

One player told me that players want to limit the number of days of fully-padded practices during training camp.

"They have to look at our futures," the player said. "They have to cut back on it. We don't need it as much as they think we do."

I can hear coaches screaming right now. They won't any part of that.

But the reality is they don't need to hit as much as they do. Some would say it will hurt tackling, but teams don't tackle anyway.

I think it will be good to cut back on the contact.

More important: The players' bodies will feel that way when they retire.

Category: NFL
Tags: NFL Labor

Since: Jul 24, 2011
Posted on: July 24, 2011 12:53 am

Cut the contact

The recent lockout of the NFL Players, and the subsequent decertification by the NFLPA has led to many months of meetings and negotiations with very little accomplished. 

 During all of these metings, one major group has been left out, the fans, millions of us.  That being the case, the formation of the Fan Association came about. 

Unofficial as of now, but in time, we hope to become the only voice that those that are the bread and butter of the NFL, the fans, will have in future labor discussions. 

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