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Old 06-01-2011, 08:38 PM   #46
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Cowboys, Rams come out against Coaches Association brief too | ProFootballTalk
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:52 PM   #47
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Add the Jaguars

Jaguars coaches distance themselves from NFLCA filing - NFL - SI.com

So five teams now? Funny, because I thought it was just Snyder bullying the coaching staff of the Redskins.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:26 PM   #48
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6. Texans too. What kind of joke is the NFLCA considering they didn't seem to consult too many coaches?
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:58 PM   #49
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Add the Jaguars

Jaguars coaches distance themselves from NFLCA filing - NFL - SI.com

So five teams now? Funny, because I thought it was just Snyder bullying the coaching staff of the Redskins.
Clearly Dan Snyder has bullied every other coach in the league as well.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:54 AM   #50
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Re: Redskins coaches support owners in lockout

Looks like the NFLCA dropped the ball, but it'd be foolish to believe that this lockout is not affecting coaches. Honestly, I believe the coaches are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Yet I don't think signing letters of support for the owners is the best way to go.
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Add the Jaguars

Jaguars coaches distance themselves from NFLCA filing - NFL - SI.com

So five teams now? Funny, because I thought it was just Snyder bullying the coaching staff of the Redskins.

Who said that?
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:10 AM   #52
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http://www.thewarpath.net/804777-post8.html (Redskins coaches support owners in lockout)

http://www.thewarpath.net/804741-post3.html (Redskins coaches support owners in lockout)
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:08 AM   #53
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So five teams now? Funny, because I thought it was just Snyder bullying the coaching staff of the Redskins.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but have any of those other team's coaches sided with the owners like the Redskins coaches did. That is the difference here.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:15 AM   #54
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but have any of those other team's coaches sided with the owners like the Redskins coaches did. That is the difference here.
The Texans said they support the organization, which one can infer includes ownership

Saints said they support the owner

Cowboys said they didn't approve of the brief, but didn't outright mention support of the owner
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The Texans said they support the organization, which one can infer includes ownership

Saints said they support the owner

Cowboys said they didn't approve of the brief, but didn't outright mention support of the owner
dang beat me to it:
here is a Saints coach quote though:
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New Orleans linebackers coach Joe Vitt was equally adamant in his opposition toward the brief.

"We're supporting the owners," Vitt told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "I've said this a million times, our organization has been built on trust. [Owner Tom] Benson has been great to us. Unequivocally, we support our ownership."
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Re: Redskins coaches support owners in lockout

There is no difference here unless you're looking for one.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:33 AM   #57
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There is no difference here unless you're looking for one.

There is a huge difference. What I'm referring to is what the Cowboys apparently have done.

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Cowboys said they didn't approve of the brief, but didn't outright mention support of the owner

Making a statement about not supporting the brief is one thing. Making a statement that you are siding with the owners is entirely different situation. Huuuuuge difference. One is staying neutral by not picking a side, the other is siding with the very people who the players distrust.

The coaches(any of them) supporting the owners publicly are ****ing stupid to say the least. Now come training camp, you have coaches who ask their players to trust them? lol If I were a FA, I'd never play for a coach who openly sided with a owner in a labor dispute unless he was part of management. (a GM/HC combo) They have no dog in this fight. None. What reason do they have to support owners? I can understand the ones in dual roles in both coaching and management, but for most of these coaches, it's a stupid move.
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Taking a stand against the brief implies you're siding with the owners. Come on man stop with the semantics.
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Taking a stand against the brief implies you're siding with the owners. Come on man stop with the semantics.
No it doesn't. It just means you aren't siding with the players either. That brief was filed to support the players. Had the coaches did that, they would be publicly siding with the players, which is also a stupid move.

This isn't semantics. Coaches should be remaining neutral in all this. (publicly at least) They shouldn't be apart of any brief supporting the players, and they shouldn't be signing letters supporting ownership. Not sure how you see them making a stand against the brief implies they are siding with owners. You'd have to stand against the brief if you wanted to remain neutral. That doesn't mean you need to sign a letter supporting the owners either.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:22 AM   #60
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The Skins filed their response before fully understanding what the intent of the brief was. The NFLCA obviously didn't properly communicate that intent, nor did they have the full support from the coaches regarding the filing of the brief to begin with.

Regardless, the NFLCA F'd this up from the start. And in the end this issue is minuscule compared to the big picture.
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