Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson may be old, but definitely knows the business side of the NFL as he was one of only two owners who voted against the last collective bargaining agreement that was passed in 2006.
Wilson’s recent comments only prove that the labor battle will only get worst before it gets better.
According to the New York Daily News, via Pro Football Talk, making money in Buffalo is tough.
“It’s very difficult,” Wilson said. “We’ve had a tough time. We’ve hung in there. Buffalo has lost population and it’s a tough go. When I came in the league, it was the 14th largest city in the league. All the corporations moved out of Buffalo. We’re doing alright. We will make it, but it’s not easy.”
Basically, what Wilson is saying that there are only a few options that will work financially. First, the players have to be given a lower percentage of revenue as they make too much any which way. Then either revenue sharing between teams would have to increase or the NFL would have to go back to the old designated gross revenue formula.
With what has been reported it seems that the owners would like to go with an updated version of the old system. That way teams won’t have to share revenues like luxury suites.
The fact of the matter is that owners have dug their heels in the dirt, and are in this for the long haul.
In the end, if NFL players want to play football anytime soon they better get their rears back to the negotiating table.
Geoff Mosher of DelewareOnline.com, via Pro Football Talk, believes that National Football League quarterback Donovan McNabb’s career could be over.
Rest assured someone will sign him.
The NFL is a quarterback driven league and McNabb before last year was one of the best. However, last year with the Washington Redskins he hit a speed bump as he threw for 3,315 yards passing with 14 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
Mosher feels that the with one time Philadelphia Eagles assistant and current Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier taking a rookie in this past April’s NFL Draft, along with his age, ego and injury issues teams will pass on him. That will be far from the case when it comes to McNabb.
What people forget is that McNabb was in one offensive system his whole entire career until last year. That means when even a veteran learns something new there are going to be mistakes. Also, if you look at his career stats he has a bad year every so often.
That was the case in 1995 when Shanahan took over the Denver Broncos with Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway at the helm. That year Elway’s completion percentage went down from the previous year and threw more interceptions.
In the end, you can be sure if there is a season in 2011 that McNabb will be starter somewhere and will have another solid year.
Only half of May has passed by and already a lot has happened to me this month.
Simply, it’s been a long month.
On April 29th my wife and I had our third child a boy we named Matthew Tyler Kasprzak. The thing is my wife was only 31 weeks and only 1lb 14oz.
That means currently he is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital.
Fortunately, he is doing well as all the ultrasounds that have been done has comeback negative. Previously, they were concerned about his intestines and hear, but so far those are fine.
That means for me I been driving out to the hospital everyday and by the time I get home I am exhausted.
I want to blog, but there are times where I am just down right so tired I just fall asleep at night.
In the end, thanks for reading and I will do my best to keep the blogs coming daily.