Posted on: March 21, 2011 8:47 am

Owners meetings have a different mood this year

Posted by Andy Benoit

Normally during the annual NFL owners’ meetings, there’s a hint of spring break in the air. Coaches and front office executives have been known to focus as much on golf as on football.

That might not be the case this year. The NFL is convening in New Orleans for the annual check-in. All 32 head coaches will be in town.
Meetings begin on Monday though most of the league’s power-brokers arrived Sunday night. The topic at hand? You can probably guess.

“The whole focus is going to be on labor,” Mark Murphy told Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press Gazette. “Obviously there’s a number of issues related to the health and safety of the players, but the whole focus is going to be how are we going to resolve our labor situation?”

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