It was reported last week that the National Football League Coaches Association made a huge error in judgement last week when it filed a brief with the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in conjunction with NFL owners that sided with the players.

Well today’s new got me laughing out loud.

According to Pro Football Talk, three more teams in the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Jets have joined seven other teams that don’t support the brief. That brings total up to 10 of 32 teams now and the way that is going half the league could be against it by Saturday.

The Bears made the announcement on the team’s website while Eagles head coach Andy Reid released a statement and Jets head coach Rex Ryan told Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal.

If the NFLCA is going to be taken seriously its actions needs to reflect a uniformity amongst all the coaches.

That could prove to be impossible considering coaches get fired all the time. That means a coach is going to look out for himself and not the association.

In the end, the whole brief is a joke and needs to be withdrawn from the court.

Boylan and Nelson prove to be jokes


When United States Federal Judge Susan Nelson forced the National Football League owners and players into mediation many NFL fans were hopeful that something would get done.

Well as time has gone on Nelson and U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan have proven to be jokes.

Nelson appointed Boylan to preside over the sessions, but there has been one problem since he took over. That being he is never available for more than two days at a time.

Seriously, how is anything going to get done if a judge is only available for two days every two or three weeks at a time?

Well they won’t get done in time for the start of the regular season. The reason being that this is a complex deal with the NFLPA not trusting owners at all. The evidence comes in the form of the NFLPA not responding at all to two NFL offers.

What should happen now is that the sessions should go back to being mediated by George Cohen who oversaw them until Nelson’s appointed Boylan to the job.

In the end. If Nelson and Boylan was really concerned about the fans and players more sessions would have been scheduled by now.