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The League: June, 2011

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Redskins championship teams show merit of player organized practices during

Washington’s strike season NFL championships from 1982 and 1987 prove the value of player organized practices during a work stoppage.

By Nick Houllis  |  04:42 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Hey rookies: Get your money, but earn it first

When it comes to a new collective bargaining agreement, one thing both sides can agree on is that a rookie wage scale needs to be established. Both agree that rookie contracts have gotten out of control, and they’re right.

By Richard Boadu  |  05:42 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Richard Boadu

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Pros of paying Chris Johnson outweigh the cons for Titans

There have been multiple reports suggesting that Chris Johnson will holdout once the lockout is lifted. Should the Titans pony up and pay the man?

By Anthony Stalter  |  04:56 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Time to get over the Super Bowl curse

Don’t expect the 2011 Super Bowl runner up Pittsburgh Steelers to crash and burn like so many title game losers before them.

By Brandon Benson  |  03:17 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Super Bowl, Brandon Benson

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Tiki Barber must focus on damage control before returning to NFL

Since his abrupt retirement in 2006, Tiki Barber has risen and fallen as a result of a series of selfish and foolish actions. His quest to return to the NFL can only be achieved by repairing the many bridges he has burned in the last four years.

By Matt Loede  |  11:16 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 06/20/2011

NFL lockout takes toll on the American economy

It’s time for both parties to come to their senses and step up to the plate before they inflict greater economic damage to a country already burdened by a recession. .

By Jason Maloni  |  12:20 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Jason Maloni

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Slow down, the kid can play

Drafting a quarterback is an inexact science, but performance on the field should carry more weight than poor decisions off it. There’s no reason Terrelle Pryor can’t become a productive NFL quarterback and some team should be willing to take a chance on him.

By Richard Boadu  |  02:53 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Draft, Richard Boadu

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 06/15/2011

No need for rookie wage scale

The current clamor for a rookie wage scale goes against the system of capitalism that landed the NFL owners in their positions and threatens the limited rights of first-year players in the league.

By Peter Schaffer  |  12:13 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Peter Schaffer

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Philadelphia Eagles a perfect fit for Plaxico Burress

For Burress, Philadelphia makes perfect sense, but do the Eagles really need a 34-year-old receiver with the weapons already at their disposal?

By Jason Brewer  |  05:04 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC East, Jason Brewer

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 06/10/2011

When the lockout ends, you will forget it happened

Here’s a prediction: One year after the NFL lockout ends, you will barely remember it. So I suggest you channel all your current angst and anger into something more constructive.

By Brian Tarcy  |  03:50 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Brian Tarcy

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Lingering lockout will effect 2011 NFL standings

The longer this lockout continues, the greater the effect there is going to be on not only the quality of the game, but the integrity of the outcome as well.

By Nick Houllis  |  03:34 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 06/08/2011

2011 NFC North predictions

There’s no reason the Packers shouldn’t roll to another division title — and perhaps, the Super Bowl. But if one team is going to challenge them in the North, it’s not the one you’re thinking of.

By Jonathan Reynolds  |  12:11 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC North

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Plenty to gain from player organized workouts

Many NFL teams are organizing player workouts with mixed results. Here’s a quick look at what players are doing and what advantages they main gain.

By Brandon Benson  |  01:21 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Brandon Benson

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Ten questions, fewer than 10 answers

Ten pressing questions about the NFL, a few of which are actually answered.

By Michael Kun  |  10:44 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Michael Kun

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Why the impasse? Upshaw’s death

The sudden death of former executive director of the NFL Players Association may have led to the unraveling of the NFL’s player-owner relations, the current lockout and the real possibility of a lost season.

By Dave Goldberg  |  04:37 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Short-term leverage does not equate to long-term harmony

Despite the back and forth between the NFL owners and its players this offseason, the biggest and revenue issue remains the television contracts. Maintaining that money flow should be more than enough motivation for the two sides to get a deal done.

By Peter Schaffer  |  03:54 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Peter Schaffer

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Locked into a lockout?

Can the lockout still be a “win-win” for both sides through the very painful process of agreeing to measures that “hurt” both sides? Many call this pain the absolute essence of any good negotiation.

By Nick Lowery  |  01:57 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Nick Lowery

 

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