Monday, January 3, 2011

Nfl Playoff Schedule 2011

Nfl Playoff Schedule 2011, (AP) – As one of the strangest NFL seasons – on and off the field – coming to an end, fans can start thinking playoffs, followed by the Super Bowl, then the project. And then, perhaps, nothing. Dark stages. Empty Sunday afternoon and Monday evening. No team fantastic. The collective agreement between the league and players expires March 4. Team owners have gone from optimism to express essentially clamming up to about an agreement with the players’ union in the near future. Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith stressed the need for substantive negotiations now. Yet the two sides remain far apart on key issues, especially the players of turnover, and a switch for an 18-game regular season.
“If both sides give a little, everyone will have a lot,” Goodell said, “especially the fans.”
Smith counters, “The players believe the lockout will occur.”
They certainly did, “said Tom Condon and Ben Dogra, two agents of the NFL best player, with a clientele that includes brothers Manning, Drew Brees and Patrick Willis.

“I think the players take it very seriously,” said Condon, who was with three other labor disputes: in 1974 as a rookie, with 82 in the negotiations, and as an outside counsel for players in 1987. “They know what is at stake here and all the reaction to the preparation because it was positive. We encouraged them to talk to their player reps, which are their direct lines to the union, to discuss issues and discuss them. ”


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