It is being reported by Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports, via Pro Football Talk, that there has been significant progress in labor negotiations between National Football League owners and players to the point where it is believed a new collective bargaining agreement could be hammered out by the end of the extension of the current CBA.
Simply, I believe it when I see it.
The new deadline now is March 11th at 5:00 p.m., which is a week from today. That became official after the NFLPA executive committee approved of the extension.
However, the fact is talk is cheap and at all it takes is one person to run their mouth and blow things up as emotions are already are running high. That was proven last month when the owners walked out early of a CBA negotiation session.
Now, don’t get me wrong it’s good to hear that they are making process, but at the same time I remember that anything can happen. The stupidest littlest thing can ruin something good and set you back to square run.
In the end, I’ll jump for joy when I see both NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith standing at a podium during a press conference announcing that the two sides have reached an agreement to a new CBA.