Scenes Before The Lockout: The Packers Speak Out

When I was in Dallas, I was reminded that back in October QB Aaron Rodgers was approved as the Green Bay Packers player representative. It surprised me at the time that he would take such a prominent position in the upcoming labor dispute. The team's previous player's rep. was RT Mark Tauscher, who is about as anonymous as a 10+ year veteran can be. Now that he's back on Twitter, there's no doubt what he thinks about the labor battle:

http://twitter.com/AaronRodgers12/status/35856446155390976

The talks for a new collective bargaining agreement have gone poorly this week, with the owners canceling the last negotiating session. The sides are $1 billion apart, and the entire subject is summarized by Joel over at SB Nation.com. Mike Florio made a good point that the NFL should be blamed for walking away from the players' opening offer of a 50/50 revenue split. It was just their opening offer, and the NFL hasn't even publicized exactly what it wants. 

The coaches have mostly stayed out of it. But Mike McCarthy said he "barely made it through 16 games" when asked about an 18 game season. As much talk as there's been about the stress of 18 games on the players, there's a mental stress placed on all the coaches with those two additional games.

My view is that there's going to be a lockout, and it's going to be a long one because the owners have $4 billion in guaranteed revenues as lockout insurance. Are you expecting a lockout, or will cooler heads prevail before the end of the month?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Acme Packing Company

You must be a member of Acme Packing Company to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Acme Packing Company. You should read them.

Join Acme Packing Company

You must be a member of Acme Packing Company to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Acme Packing Company. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker