Why Can't Players and Coaches Communicate and/or Practice?
Can anybody explain to me who gains by the players and coaches being barred from communicating and/or practicing during the lockout? Who benefits? The owners may see it as a way to squeeze the players in negotiations, but all it really does it lengthen the period of time after a settlement that teams need to get ready to kick it off. Let the guys practice with the coaches. The coaches aren't doing anything, the players aren't doing anything. They should be getting ready to play games. They should be improving the product. They should be getting the rookies ready for a lightning quick start to the season without preseason games. This lockout is what it is. The negotiations are tough. But, the NFL product on the field should not suffer because negotiations are on-going. Let the players and coaches get ready to play football while the rest of the guys try to split billions of dollars.