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Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet on CBA next week

Posted on: February 13, 2011 10:25 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The close of the first NFL-less Sunday featured a Tim Tebow lookalike and a brief appearance by Clay Matthews, but overall, it was pretty depressing. News on the CBA front wasn't great and there's a growing possibility that players could boycott the Combine.

So here's a nice piece of news: the NFL and NFLPA are reportedly going to get back to the table in the coming week (though, sadly, it doesn't look like a deal can get done by Valentine's Day).

That's according to ESPN, who reports that "dialogue has continued" between the two sides even though they walked away from the bargaining table after what amounts to an ill-timed miscommunication. (The NFLPA reportedly mislabeled something as a "proposal" even though it wasn't an "official proposal" and the NFL walked away; there's blame to hand out for that on both sides, but don't bring something called a "proposal" to a negotiating session if it's not, you know, a "proposal.")

That continued dialogue has led to what is a reported meeting some time in the coming week -- a source from the players' side first provided that information and "a management source" didn't refute it.

But meetings aside, there's still a growing sense of negativity towards the talks; it appears that the leaking of information from DeMaurice Smith to the entirety of the NFL's on-field workforce (and subsequently, the media), didn't go over well. But neither did the NFL's decision to throw out a full-on low ball with their rookie wage scale offer.

So there's reason to be terrified about the 2011 season, for sure. But if the two sides can go ahead and get back to the table to talk as soon as this week, that's at least better than an ongoing public feud leading up to the lockout.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:39 am
 

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Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet on CBA next week

Who was the dumb @$$ that said the negotiations was going to be a "WAR"?  I dislike when an overpaid athlete uses that phrase.  I love sports and I've played sports most of my life.  I've been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.  NO SPORT is a "WAR".  Sports are a fight not a war.
It wasn't a player it was leader of the Players Union De Smith...

But I agree 100% with you. Words are taken too lightly these days, they need to carefully choose when being in the national media.





Since: Dec 10, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2011 2:34 pm
 

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet on CBA next week

The owners should just open the books and show the proof of their declining revenue. The Packers are publicly owned and their books showed a decline since the last CBA. If that shows to be true for most franchises, I'm sure that will give them some more leverage. I jsut want football next year.



Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2011 1:55 pm
 

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet on CBA next week

Both sides narrowly avoided a lockout last time. That deal is looking more and more like the NFL's version of the Treaty of Versailles.




Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet on CBA next week

Who was the dumb @$$ that said the negotiations was going to be a "WAR"?  I dislike when an overpaid athlete uses that phrase.  I love sports and I've played sports most of my life.  I've been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.  NO SPORT is a "WAR".  Sports are a fight not a war.



Since: Dec 10, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2011 12:34 pm
 

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet on CBA next week

We all love you NFL. Please play next year!



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2011 11:20 am
 

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet on CBA next week

DeMaurice Smith looks like a douchebag! The NFL owners have every right to redo the deal, they are losing more and more of their profits every year. The Green Bay Packers (though not owned by one person) made less money last year as a team than Jason Smith of the St. Louis Rams. I am all for a Rookie cap and a tighter budget but keep the NFL as a 16 game season.



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2011 5:36 am
 

Report: NFL, NFLPA to meet on CBA next week

So where is the real news in all this?  This piece is full of could bes, would bes, etc.  It could be collapsed into one paragraph, perhaps even one sentence.  Wake me when there is real news.


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