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  1. If there's one position on a team that requires daily evaluation by coaches to assess skills prior to a season it would have to be CB. In this environment where that evaluation time may be seriously compromised, stack the roster at the position and let it work itself out as we go along. I think this is what they're doing.
  2. Some players have the strength of character to air their dissatisfaction without the threat of "poisoning the locker room" if they don't get their way. It remains to be seen if Adams will be a professional and be a good teammate if a trade doesn't occur. Unfortunately, the lesser character guys usually get their way because owners don't trust them to put it all aside when the season starts. Usually it's because the player was treated as special his entire life and had no one to jerk a knot in him when he got full of himself. Hard to imagine Julio pitching a fit about it. In some businesses the idea of promoting someone who is not fitting into their current work environment is easier than trying to deal with the behavior. Federal workers are very familiar with that routine. Unfortunately, many times those who were promoted out due to bad behavior end up in management over those that played nice and now they reek havoc on those they supervise as a "payback". Causes a dysfunctional organization. Happens all the time in the federal workplace.
  3. They have to have last year's money on hand to pay this year's 48%. I realize all this is handled in escrow and this is a paperwork transaction but my point is, the salaries going forward are governed by money received in the prior year. The owners get 100% and give 48% to the players but the next year's salaries are based on and technically paid by last year's money which would come from the owner's portion from the previous year so the owners portion is not actually liquid. The owners get their money the year of earning and the players get their money the year after.
  4. If the owners get 52% of the revenue and the players get 48%, the players don't pay their own salary the next year, the owners do, out of their 52% share the year before. That 52% isn't profit to be pocketed, it has to be used for player salaries the next year, on paper. All this is actually handled through the banks of course so the owners also have costs related to those transactions. I'm not seeing where all this pocket money profit is. Equity is a different issue altogether and that is where the owners eventually make their money.
  5. 2019 money is paying for the salaries this year is it not? As far as I know, the players are getting their money this year. 2021 salaries are paid by this year's revenue which will be substantially lower, how can 2021 not be impacted by Covid? If all goes well 2022 will return to normal as far as salaries or rather salary caps are concerned. That's the definition of a temporary blip but the blip occurs next year financially the way it's set up......right? I'm still not sure what I'm missing. The players are non-equity entitled owners too as it is set up so all parties are taking the hit next year! Sorry to beat a dead horse but I'm still trying to understand what the suggestion is to change this.
  6. Nice. I'm still in that paying part. Way more past than future for me.
  7. "If we all had to pay for our past, none of us could afford our futures." Abraham Lincoln.
  8. I know we said we'd leave it alone but I have to say one thing. My comments are relating to the players or NFLPA relationship with the owners not necessarily any one individual player's attitude toward his contract with his team. The players, as an entity are partners in the business not just employees and the players as an entity are part and parcel to all of the league operations including the rules for contracts and procedures for hiring and firing. As far as the owners or league covering the losses so the players are not harmed in any way, who got previous years profits and where they are now is no more anyone's business than why a player used his money to by 8 Maserati's. You want to tell Arthur to sell his yacht and donate the money to the league so player salaries won't go down? It's his money. I will apologize for taking the conversation into the 'slave labor' arena. You didn't say that and I shouldn't have tagged you with that. OK, now good talk!🤐
  9. Maybe it is you not picking up the point. There is a CBA that says the salary cap of one year is tied to revenue of the previous year. I don't know why that's ambiguous.
  10. They are playing under an agreement made by both sides. A good one for both I might add. This isn't 1970. Wouldn't you like to work for a percentage of revenue? Not profits even, revenue! Don't start with this slave labor garbage that's an affront and insult to all those who actually worked under those conditions. These are highly skilled and paid athletes who have been made a partner in a massively profitable business. What's good for one is good for the other. It took many years of strife to get to this point and hopefully this league will survive this.
  11. The temporary "biting of the bullet" occurs next year not this one. The salary cap of 2021 is based upon revenue from 2020. Not cash reserves or what's in the owners bank account or anything else. If revenue's are down for 2020, the cap reduces in 2021. That's when the bullet gets bitten. If all goes well and 2020 comes off well enough to soak up the TV money and maximize what revenues can be achieved and 2021 season happens under a reduced salary cap structure and the revenue returns to normal then 2022 will return to a normal salary cap and it would be just a temporary blip but as we sit today, there is no way to say it will work that way.
  12. When the players accepted a percentage of revenue deal on salaries, that effectively makes them a partner in the business. It is incumbent upon them as much as management to see that the business thrives. I think it is a smart way to run a business that is as labor centered as the NFL and it incentivizes both sides toward the same goal. This shouldn't be a "screw the man I'm gonna get what I can get" type relationship. So far it appears that the partnership is surviving. Hopefully the 2020 season can happen and then they can work it out.
  13. The main point of running any business is profit. The main point of working for a living is the same. With cooperation from both sides, management and labor can maximize both. Profit is not evil and the want to maximize it is not evil either. The one thing you're not taking into consideration here is that all these numbers are worthless if the season in 2020 can't be played or doesn't complete. The only real reason for the season to be played is the TV money. The networks don't pay if they don't play. Take away that TV money and where are they?
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