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Old 03-15-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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Dear Redskins Fans: by Bruce Allen re:CBA

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Dear Redskins Fans:

Last Friday, negotiations between the NFL and the NFL Players Association ended without a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Unfortunately, the unionís abandonment of bargaining and subsequent decertification led to the leagueís difficult but necessary step to lock out, something we tried hard to avoid. We remain committed to getting a new deal done and believe that the fastest way to a fair agreement is through mediation and not litigation.

We share your disappointment with the lack of progress. The offer that the union walked away from was fair and addressed many of the key issues, including a rookie compensation system, enhanced player healthy and safety measures, improved retired player benefits and compromises on the unionís financial demands.

Of particular importance to the Washington Redskins were the additional benefits the proposal would have provided to retired players. Our organization is rich in history and we are proud of the men who have contributed to our glorious past and helped create our great fan base that we all benefit from today. The Redskins alumni continue to play an integral role within our community, and the unionís decision to walk away from a deal that would have benefited our retired players is especially disappointing.

As the home team in the nationís capital, we understand and respect the political process. However, we feel a deal will be reached at the negotiating table and not with the involvement of Congress. The NFL remains committed to collective bargaining and the federal mediation process, which is the most effective way to reach a new agreement -- one that is good for the long-term future of the game.

We care deeply about our passionate fans of the Burgundy & Gold and we are determined to bring you a winning football team. You should know that the current status of the Collective Bargaining Agreement will not disrupt our preparation for the 2011 season or swerve our focus from the Redskinsí objective -- WINNING.

We greatly appreciate your support of the Washington Redskins.

Sincerely,

Bruce Allen
Executive Vice President/General Manager
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WINNING! lol
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:52 PM   #2
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Duh!
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:03 PM   #3
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The Tiger Blood is flowing strong through BA's body. He is obviously BiWinning.
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The Tiger Blood is flowing strong through BA's body. He is obviously BiWinning.
So is that your new catch-phrase??
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:17 PM   #5
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So is that your new catch-phrase??
Look Fast! CS will be.............Bygone, fast............I can only hope.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:46 AM   #6
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What struck me about this letter is that Allen has to deal w/players. I thought this letter would've been better to ommit the statements about the owners offer.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:16 PM   #7
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Re: Dear Redskins Fans: by Bruce Allen re:CBA

It seems like he's trying to drum up support for the owners cause. I haven't been following this too closely, but I know both sides have made good points. Seems like the fans could have more of an impact here if given the chance to voice our opinion.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:42 PM   #8
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Hey Bruce

Instead of this crap apology you should mail to all Redskin fans that dont live in the DC area a free authentic Art Monk jersey.
Send me a PM at the Warpath for my address.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:55 PM   #9
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Re: Dear Redskins Fans: by Bruce Allen re:CBA

Did any of you guys get a letter from Roger Goddell as well about the CBA about a week ago? Image is everything.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:18 AM   #10
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What struck me about this letter is that Allen has to deal w/players. I thought this letter would've been better to ommit the statements about the owners offer.
he gets paid by Snyder, not the players
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:50 AM   #11
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What struck me about this letter is that Allen has to deal w/players. I thought this letter would've been better to ommit the statements about the owners offer.
I think he's kind of in a tight spot. Yeah he has to deal with players but he was hired by DS to negotiate their contracts. I guess what I'm saying is BA's loyalty is towards the team and getting the player for the cheapest rate. Which is why the comment about the offer being fair.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:16 AM   #12
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Sure, obviously Allen works for DS, but he's the middle man on many things & he has to keep a good relationship w/most everybody in the organization. That said, my fear is that Snyder directed Allen to write this letter. I think it would've been better to say less in this case, I just don't think the avg. ticket holder is going to be swayed by this letter, and in the long run Allen needs to have a good, professional relationship w/the players.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:22 AM   #13
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Re: Dear Redskins Fans: by Bruce Allen re:CBA

Not understanding why GMs are involved in this. They aren't part of the ownership nor the players. Probably should stay out of this one Bruce.
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Re: Dear Redskins Fans: by Bruce Allen re:CBA

I can only imagine the reaction if Snyder wrote this letter.

Allen has been involved with the CBA discussions, so I think his voice is appropriate in regard to this.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:46 AM   #15
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I can only imagine the reaction if Snyder wrote this letter.

Allen has been involved with the CBA discussions, so I think his voice is appropriate in regard to this.
Certainly not suggesting DS write the letter! I just thought the letter would've been better if it was less political on the subject, seems there's less to gain & more to lose w/the way they did it.
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