Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall stylebattle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post.
Gilbert, the former NFL defensive tackle, is coming out guns blazing in his desire to take Smith's post and run the NFL's players union. And Gilbert has a radical and fascinating campaign platform for how he thinks the union should approach the next round of negotiations with the league.
Here's the meat of his proposal.
1. Terminate the CBA under the provisions of anti-collusion. Mostly, so he can somehow get them to agree to:
3. Raise minimum salary to $1m
6. Rookie contracts reduced to 3 years
8. Players can only be franchise tagged once.
10. Eliminate 2 preseason games
11. Eliminate comp draft picks.
12. Rookies can renegotiate their contracts whenever (Russell Wilson rule)
13. Rosters increase to 57 players
18. Teams must pay the entire salary cap each year. unspent money is metered out to players.
19. fug Roger Goodell. Yeah, it just says that, weird.
20. Money from fines goes to retired players in need.
21. Cutting a player now requires you to pay them 10% of remaining contract money to dissolve the contract.
23. Things we're willing to give up to get this from the owners
A- 18 game season
B- Push SB to middle of February
C- Force cities to bid for the SB like the Olympics