What a coward

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

According to an article by Pete Prisco of CBS Sports, via Pro Football Talk, a unnamed NFL player was quoted as saying “ As for Goodell, he needs to drop his nuts.”

The only person that needs to drop some nuts is the unnamed player.

The quote was in regards to a new collective bargaining agreement as the player was obviously upset that there were constant reports that a deal was close. The player went on to say that the two sides aren’t close and its owners leaking info to pressure players into a deal.

Even if this is correct it still doesn’t make what he said about Goodell right. Football is a brutal sport played among men, so for a player to go to the media instead of Goodell goes to show how much of a coward the person is.

When a real man has a problem with someone they go and tell it to the person’s face.

Also, it sounds like the player was a NFLPA player rep that wasn’t in the room during negotiations. So, his quote is meaningless as NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith has stated in a conference call that they weren’t close in case talks broke down.

In the end, shut up and go hide underneath the rock that you came from scumbag.

A deal should have been done by now

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ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter are reporting that the target date to have a new collective bargaining agreement ratified is July 21st when owners meet in Atlanta.

The fact of the matter is that a deal should have been done by now. However, it isn’t as owners and players have met two times a week for a month or two after months of litigation in court.

That is on the NFLPA as the NFL was willing to extend the old CBA to keep negotiations going. Also, they stated numerous times during the litigation process that they were willing to return to the table whenever the NFLPA wanted to.

courtesey of Bleacher Report

Most likely what happened is the NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith took the advice of Jeffery Kessler to decertify the union, and proceed through the court. What changed is that Smith realized that nothing was getting done and if they continued through the courts a new CBA wasn’t going to get done in time for the regular season.

Also, players numerous time expressed their opinion that they wanted to get back to work. That sent a clear message to Smith that if something doesn’t get done anytime soon many of them will turn on him, thus making negotiations very difficult for the NFLPA and his reelection as NFLPA executive director almost impossible.

When Smith took the job he knew fully well that Kessler was a problem from what was reported in the media.

In the end, if something doesn’t get done it is all on Smith.