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Question regarding the possible lockout

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Assuming that there will be a lockout after this season, would the team go ahead hire a head coach (assuming Fox won't return or is not retained) knowing that there will not be any football played for the season?

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Yes, even though there is a lockout things still would need to be done. Trying to hire one after the lockout would take to much time.

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Assuming that there will be a lockout after this season, would the team go ahead hire a head coach (assuming Fox won't return or is not retained) knowing that there will not be any football played for the season?

I suspect they will hire one because honestly the lockout will likely not last beyond the preseason. They might hire from within like Tampa did though for a year to bridge the gap until they find who they want.

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Isn't it possible that a lockout could appear imminent early in the offseason, but resolve itself closer to the season, meaning teams should all prepare for there to be football?

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Lots of ? but if I had to guess the Players union will cave right before the season. They cant afforded a strike or lockout.

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It's hard in this economy for players that make millions demanding more money and regular folks cant even find a 40k job . Hard to feel bad for the players but if they strike fug it.....The Replacements was a good movie.

Let me also say if they make it a 18 game season they should increase base pay and increase the 53 man roster to 56 or 58.

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It's hard in this economy for players that make millions demanding more money and regular folks cant even find a 40k job . Hard to feel bad for the players but if they strike f**k it.....The Replacements was a good movie.

Let me also say if they make it a 18 game season they should increase base pay and increase the 53 man roster to 56 or 58.

now c'mon Lucky Dog, a million dollars just doesn't get what it use to. some players might actually have to get a job, or use they're degree post football.

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now c'mon Lucky Dog, a million dollars just doesn't get what it use to. some players might actually have to get a job, or use they're degree post football.

:lol::lol:

I hear you, a million is nothing now at that current rate I will make a million in about 17 years.

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It's hard in this economy for players that make millions demanding more money and regular folks cant even find a 40k job . Hard to feel bad for the players but if they strike f**k it.....The Replacements was a good movie.

Let me also say if they make it a 18 game season they should increase base pay and increase the 53 man roster to 56 or 58.

A lockout is NOT a strike. There will be no football because the owners will shut down the facilities and can not hire replacements. There are labor & contract laws. Please get it right. :crazy:

IMO they will not hire a coach from outside ... why pay someone to coach when there is no football. Most if not all the coaches will not even be under contract (our WR & ST coaches were signed to 1 year deals) so they will have slim pickings for an interim coach.

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"Isn't it possible that a lockout could appear imminent early in the offseason, but resolve itself closer to the season, meaning teams should all prepare for there to be football?"

While the owners have opted out of the current CBA, the drop dead date is March 1, 2011. It is at this point the owners will likely announce their intentions to lock out the players.

"Lots of ? but if I had to guess the Players union will cave right before the season. They cant afforded a strike or lockout."

The players union is in the process of decertifying team by team as we speak. What this means is the players are actually voting to kill their union heading into a lockout for one single reason. Without a certified union, the players can then individually or as a class action file lawsuits against the teams that lock them out.

Read this for a good explanation:

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/NFL-teams-preparing-for-lockout-fight-091710

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"Isn't it possible that a lockout could appear imminent early in the offseason, but resolve itself closer to the season, meaning teams should all prepare for there to be football?"

While the owners have opted out of the current CBA, the drop dead date is March 1, 2011. It is at this point the owners will likely announce their intentions to lock out the players.

"Lots of ? but if I had to guess the Players union will cave right before the season. They cant afforded a strike or lockout."

The players union is in the process of decertifying team by team as we speak. What this means is the players are actually voting to kill their union heading into a lockout for one single reason. Without a certified union, the players can then individually or as a class action file lawsuits against the teams that lock them out.

Read this for a good explanation:

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/NFL-teams-preparing-for-lockout-fight-091710

While decertifying would allow players to sue it also would give alot more power to the owners. The players wont have the CBA to fall back on the owners would sign players to lower contracts. Would be interesting to see this play out this way. Players without contracts next year will be screwed Im sure the owners will have to honor the other contracts and let them play but new contracts would look alot different. I understand this is just a move for the lockout but the Department of Labor might not intercede on the players half this time. Im also sure that if it fails the players will vote the union back in.

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It's hard in this economy for players that make millions demanding more money and regular folks cant even find a 40k job . Hard to feel bad for the players but if they strike f**k it.....The Replacements was a good movie.

It's easier to feel sorry for the players compared to the owners. The owners will get paid during the lockout. Paid well.

The players will not. Which is not a big deal for say Payton Manning. But it is a huge deal for a practice squad guy or a minimum salary guy who only has a few shots to make an impression. Or an older guy who has only 1 or 2 years left

Take a rookie making $285,000. Done nothing but think football all his life. Believes that he can work his way up to starting in a year or two.

But now he is looking at a full year of $0 and his career is in jeopardy.

When you add in the fact that a players average career is 3.5 years and you will probably get injured. Maybe a few concussions so your brain is in a cloud all the time. And you are the product on the field.

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Oh and add in the fact when you are done with your 3.3 years and can't walk anymore and are addicted to painkillers and 75 pounds overweight you will absolutely dick from the NFL pension

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