NFLPA exec says players must prep better for ’21 labor fight than they did in ’11
Two years before a labor lockout ensued in 2011, the NFL Players Association began repeatedly giving the following advice to its members: Save your money.
The union’s hope is that more players listen this time with another work stoppage looming in 2021 upon expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio with co-host Geoff Schwartz and me, NFLPA executive George Atallah allowed that the inability of some players to effectively budget for a long-term impasse contributed to how negotiations unfolded in the last CBA.
Writes Florio: “One offense and defense goes to one end of the field, and the other offense and defense go to the other end of the field. A two-point conversion attempt occurs at each end of the field, three times per team, with either two points or zero points being scored. If the game is tied after each team has three chances to score, the teams go back and forth, one chance each, until there’s no tie after both teams have had their chance to score.”
The amount of tries given to each team, and the line of scrimmage for those tries, can be debated. And successful tries under this format wouldn’t need to count as two points; one each is logical. Kickers would not win or lose games (another complaint about the current format), yet it’s the football equivalent of a penalty shootout in soccer or hockey. It’s exciting. It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s perfect.
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