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NFL isn't taking any chances at last minute

Posted on: February 28, 2011 10:46 am
 
Josh McDaniels was thwarted in his attempt for some last-minute coaching before the CBA expires (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

As coaches and players try to figure out a way to get around the “no contact whatsoever” rules they’ll live under once the CBA expires, the NFL is cracking down on what they can and cannot do before the lockout occurs.

As reported by Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, there were at least two instances when the league stepped in and foiled coaches trying to cram in last-minute instructions to players before the CBA is finished.

1) Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels wanted to meet with players in February so he could talk about some of the changes he’s going to make to St. Louis’s offense, but, according to King, “the league told the Rams they couldn't do anything they wouldn't do under normal circumstances, and ruled that normal circumstances would have coaches and players not meeting 'til at least March.”

2) Another team wanted to mail DVDs to players with reminders about how to work out in the offseason. Apparently, it would have been nothing more than technique reminders, but the NFL said no, because, as King writes, there is “too much of a chance for something like that to end up in a court case, if one ever were filed by the union, with the NFLPA saying players were being pressured by the team to work out during the lockout.”

Basically, NFL players will have to be self-disciplined to work out during what could be a long holdout. Because the NFL won’t allow them any help from their teams.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:57 pm
 

NFL isn't taking any chances at last minute

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:17 am
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Since: Jun 9, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2011 1:38 pm
 

Bring it on.

Have been watching the NFL since 1960 and have received my fair share of good football.

Don't really care about a stoppage at this point - bring it on! College football, reading, hiking, musical instrument, touch football, frisbee, plenty of good alternatives for the time spent.

Looking forward to the entertainment of the killing of the golden goose!



Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2011 1:14 pm
 

NFL isn't taking any chances at last minute

Check your facts, this world is run by lawyers and a handfull of super rich AND greedy white men.  Less than 10% of the worlds population is union how can they be running anything?



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 12:56 pm
 

NFL isn't taking any chances at last minute

Coaches and players trying to improve themselves is now a crime. The NFL is shooting itself in the foot. CRAZY! If there is a lockout, can't wait to see the crap product worth billions.


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Since: Feb 19, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2011 12:46 pm
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Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 12:41 pm
 

NFL isn't taking any chances at last minute

No wonder this nation is going down the pipes...its covered in tons and tons and tons of red tape...and this is for a sports league.  We need to get rid of the BAR.  This nation has been pinned down by English law for too long.


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