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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
 
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Players like CBA deal...so far

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: June 23, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Players like CBA deal...so far

WHY CANT THE PLAYERS PLAN FOR THEIR OWN RETIREMENT...LIKE THE REST OF US WORKING PAYING THEIR SALARY PEOPLE!!!!!!I AM TIRED OF PAYING FOR SOMEONE ELSES RETIREMENT WHEN I CAN NOT EVEN TAKE CARE OF MINE...



Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: June 23, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Players like CBA deal...so far

WHY CANT THE PLAYERS PLAN FOR THEIR OWN RETIREMENT...LIKE THE REST OF US WORKING PAYING THEIR SALARY PEOPLE!!!!!!I AM TIRED OF PAYING FOR SOMEONE ELSES RETIREMENT WHEN I CAN NOT EVEN TAKE CARE OF MINE...



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: June 23, 2011 5:43 pm
 

Players like CBA deal...so far

They worry that the revenue stream might grow so rapidly it could outpace the usefulness?  Look, they have enough money.  Go get a job after football.  No one gets to be a cowboy or a jock all his life.  Grow up.  Make yourselves useful to society for 50 years, not just the few you have in pro ball.  What a bunch of short-sighted, it's all about me types.



Since: Mar 24, 2010
Posted on: June 23, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Players like CBA deal...so far

Hey depthcharge,

I know what it's like, man. If the voices continue, you should either find a doctor or get a TV show.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Players like CBA deal...so far

The NFL OWES THE FANS:

Why does the NFL owe us anything? What have we really missed so far other than some mini-camps and free agent signing activity?

It'd be a good idea for them to offer something to counteract the ill-will this lockout has generated and get back some positive vibe, but I'm not sure they really "owe" us anything.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2011 1:48 pm
 

Players like CBA deal...so far

steelerdad I agree..nobody would say if they really liked a deal.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Players like CBA deal...so far

Just tell us when it's freakin over!!!! Then maybe I will be back!

The NFL OWES THE FANS:

4 weeks of the NFL Package
2 free general admission tickets
80% off NFL apparel w/free shipping!
free parking @ home games
etc.

PLEASE GIVE SOME IDEA"S of WHAT U WANT?!?



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