So as of now the NFL is set for a lockout and no official business between players and team personnel will be taking place, save for the NFL draft. Ah, okay great. What this ends up resulting in is the inability for players to train with trainers or coaches during the offseason mainly younger players like Dez Bryant, who sorely need the guidance and leadership from coaches to sharpen their game.
Also, the lack of the CBA, which I did not believe would happen and figured cooler heads would prevail,will have a looming effect on the upcoming draft. With no CBA teams will be unable to trade players or draft picks and thus will be unable to change positions. Leaving Dallas as well as the rest of the teams stuck in their position. Though some teams don’t usually trade players or picks on draft day and will be unaffected, others like Dallas who have been very active trading picks in the past few years, and could benefit from it this year, will be grounded. This is probably not good for the NFL in the fact that it takes some of the pizazz out of the Draft that they are promoting at prime time now, because teams trading up and down brings a lot of excitement to what is otherwise mediocre programming to fans who do not follow the draft. With the NFL wanting to draw viewers this could hurt.
So what now for Dallas? Take Prince Amukamara for a position that sorely needs an upgrade at number 9? Or do they go for a DE like JJ Watt, Robert Quinn, or Cameron Jordan? Maybe they reach for an OL like Nate Solder or Tyron Smith? My money would be on the Prince, but I’m hoping that some somehow the NFLPA and the NFL come to some sort of terms quickly and rationally…..hmmm well at least quickly.
This is a big mess and you can’t believe either side trying to make the claim that they’re working hard for us fans, because it simply isn’t true. If it were then a compromise would have been reached on our behalf and football matters would be running as planned right now. All this for the fans mumbo jumbo is all banter. It’s not that I blame either side entirely, I just don’t like being patronized. It’s about us guys? Really? It’s about making sure your wallets run deep. However, that’s kind of why I don’t blame them, because it’s their job. Each player and team has jobs that must have stability. If you see a factory worker go on strike and they say they want to work so they can continue to get consumers their product it’s simply not true. A factory worker on strike only cares about their own benefits from striking, not about some consumer not being able to get their favorite product. It’s about the players and the owners only right now. When they come to an agreement they’re not going to lower ticket prices for us or send us free merchandise. So it’s hard to argue one side being greedy over the other, however, I do understand that this is their job and each side is looking to benefit. I just hope they bring it together soon rather than this dragging out and leaving the season in doubt throughout the summer.
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Written by David Willow
My name is David Willow. Your NFL and Fantasy Jedi. I have lived in Dallas, TX most of my life. I have been following both football and basketball since I was a child. I love being able to research and analyze different players and teams. I've been a fantasy sports enthusiast for around 8 years with some titles to back that. I have a Bachelors degree in History with a minor in English. Other hobbies include me being part of an acting workshop for five years, playing guitar, and working out. Hit me up with any comments, questions or opinions.