"Shock" you, Rich? There is nothing about money issues between players and
owners that would shock me. These latest NFL/NFLPA negotiations have already
driven my cynicism to new heights; and the higher that goes, the lower drops
my enthusiasm for the last professional sport that I care about.
NFL owners and players: Don't kill the Golden Gooose. Sign a CBA!
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Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 3:46 AM
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Subject: Reiss's take on the BB/Kraft/Mankins thing
>From Reiss's mailbag today:
I have two lines of thought when it comes to Mankins and the
Patriots: 1) I've always felt like Bill Belichick is the one who
sets the financial parameters for players and he might get
challenged on why he wants to pay a player a certain amount, but
he ultimately gets ownership's backing because they trust his
combination of talent evaluation and understanding economic
value; 2) I wonder if it has become personal for the Krafts and
if that could be something that would hold up an extension for
Mankins. I'm not saying that's what it is, but it wouldn't shock
me if that was in play here.
Rich Carreiro rlcarr@...
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