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NFL free agents getting fed up with the process

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Report: Free agents pressing for progress on CBA
    Posted by Mike Florio on July 9, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT


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    We’ve arrived at an undisclosed location on the East Coast for a one-week vacation, in honor of U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan, who bailed out on the labor talks just as the two sides arguably needed him most.

    Coupled with Boylan’s inability to get the Eighth Circuit to hold off on issuing a ruling that by all appearances has bogged down the discussions, a settlement in the near future won’t come because of Boylan but in spite of him.

    And with the parties opting not to keep meeting over the weekend, the lawyers only due to reconvene on Monday, and Boylan not returning to the process until July 19, Sal Paolantonio of ESPN reported moments ago on SportsCenter that free agents are making known their desire that the horseshoes-and-hand-grenades negotiations be concluded ASAFP.

    The problem for the free agents is that, with each passing day, teams will be less likely to splurge on strangers to their organization, given that the time for preparing for the 2011 season will be shorter and shorter.

    Unfortunately, the NFL and the NFLPA* seem to be motivated only by the looming loss of $200 million per week once preseason games are scuttled. Limiting the ability of the teams to prepare for the season and/or restricting the attractiveness of free agents simply isn’t a priority.

    It should be. Whether it will be remains to be seen.
     
  2. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Hey Free Agents
    Shove it
    You guys should've pressured the NFLPA to get this crap fixed earlier
    So don't whine to me
    Love
    Fans
     
  3. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Good thing, we already signed Bob Sanders. ;)
     
  4. turbo_turtle

    turbo_turtle In Disguise

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    I am not sorry to say this. FUGG THEM ALL. They should have not wanted to be GREEDY BASTARDS on BOTH ENDS, the OWNERS and PLAYERS. While we the Fans are taking it in Rear. FUGG the GREEDY BASTARDS. Yes I am PISSED OFF.
     
  5. FCBolt

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    bah, he's barely seen the field more often than Col. Sanders in the last 3 years ;)
     
  6. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    If I were a free agent, I'd be fed up also. Where else can a person get a job making close to 100K a year for being on a practice squad? that doesn't include the fringe benefits like free drinks, dinners and of course the women. Sign me up!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's just the low end, take a look at M-80 and Weds, they stand to make some great money but of course they will have to work for it.
     

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