Good day gents.
I have a suggestion for the NFLPA’s return serve to the owner’s CBA ideas.
A 17 game season including 2 bye weeks to let players recuperate, with no change to the current playoff format. Players continue earning their regular paychecks during the post season with the amounts they currently make in those games added to their game checks as a bonus for making the post season. This would help move the players towards the 50-50 split in revenues they are seeking, with an expansion of the cap making up the rest. I would also cap any players salary to an agreed upon percentage of the team’s overall payroll to prevent QB’s (or a Von-type player) from taking a disproportionate piece of the pie.
I like the idea of expanding the rosters, game day eligibles, and practice squad members by 2-3 players. I also support increasing the number of players that can return from IR during the season. And, as a non-negotiable, lifetime health care, retroactive for retired players.
Does this sound reasonable to you? If not, why?
One other thing. I wonder if Fangio looked at the coaching carousel the Broncos have endured the last few years and decided sending his assistants to what sounds like a job fair for coaches wasn’t the best way to go. Let them attend Pro Day’s for the “getting to know you” phase of player evaluations. If you’re attending a Pro Day to scout a wide receiver, corner, etcetera – send that position coach to the event so they can talk to the prospects then.
For all you do – this Breck’s for you. Chau fam.