On Thursday, a glimpse of what could happen was obtained via a conference call between NFL Players Association team representatives and NFLPA medical director Thom Mayer. Via Dan Graziano of ESPN.com, Mayer explained to players the dangers of the virus, and the players were told that the “chances of conducting a season around the virus will depend on the success of their testing and contact-tracing program.” … [Read more...] about How many NFL players will opt out?
Both sides need to be motivated, both sides need to be fair, and both sides need to be flexible. It can’t be about settling old scores or advancing irrelevant agendas or peeking ahead to future years. The league and the union must, with all deliberate speed, identify all issues and resolve all issues in a way that works for both sides and that ultimately advances the broader safety interests of the players and everyone else associated with the playing of the games. … [Read more...] about NFL, NFLPA need to get to work
Those conversations might have been taking place for weeks, but the pressure was turned up last night when sponsor FedEx announced they wanted Snyder to change the name of his team, which he said he would all caps “NEVER” change. Coupled with Nike pulling the team’s merchandise from its online store, major sponsors helped spark what seems likely to be a major change. … [Read more...] about Roger Goodell: NFL “supportive” of Washington considering name change
"The marketability of the Washington Redskins brand would affect his bottom line if he changed it. That's why he didn't do it. That's why he's held onto it so (inaudible). We could lament the fact that money mattered to him to that degree that he wasn't willing to compromise in the interest of sensitivity and beyond but nevertheless that's the reality of the situation. Because we see these firms consisting of 87 companies worth $620 billion have penned a letter demanding he change his name." … [Read more...] about Nike removes all Washington Redskins products from site
“I’ve seen some clips of his workouts and highlights, and he looks to be pretty mobile, a pretty athletic guy,” Green said Tuesday. “So with our speed and pace, the way we play, I think he would definitely be a great add if that’s case, but I don’t really know what pick we’re going to get or what pick he’s going to go. I’m a living testament to that. You never know how the draft is going to go and how the cards may fall.” … [Read more...] about Draymond Green thinks James Wiseman would fit well in Golden State