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NFL Coaches Association brief: 'End the lockout'

Posted on: May 25, 2011 4:34 pm
Edited on: May 25, 2011 9:10 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

On Wednesday, the NFL Coaches Association became the newest party of interest to file an Amicus Brief with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

And, despite the stance of the people who cut their checks, the NFLCA cited numerous issues -- as well as CBSSports.com's own Mike Freeman! -- that the lockout would cause for coaches before urging the court to "end the lockout."

"The burdens of little job security and frequent moves mean that a prolonged lockout would inflict significant economic harm and career risks on the coaches," the NFL Coaches Association attorneys wrote in the brief.

Additionally, the NFLCA cited an aspect of the coaching business (or, at least, the business of negotiating coaches' contracts) that hadn't really been made public up to this point.

Namely, that teams were planning ahead when it came to how they wanted to pay their respective coaching staffs.

"Anticipating a lockout, the NFL teams for the past several years have been demanding a provision in the coaches employment contracts (which are negotiated individually with each coach) that authorizes the employing team to withhold part of a coach's salary in the event that league operations were suspended," the Coaches Association attorneys wrote.

There's nothing ethically wrong with negotiating such clauses into contracts. And the resulting money saved isn't part of the players' pie, like the "war chest" fund that was created as a result of television contract negotiations.
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But it still kind of leaves a bad taste to think that the NFL had been planning ahead for this summer and doing so at the expense of the men who put the finished product on the field.

"The Coaches Association offices with the Players Association in Washington," the NFL said, per Albert Breer of the NFL Network. "So this comes as no surprise."

Those men, however, went unnamed in the NFLCA's suit. No individual coach, as was the case with Brady v. NFL, was a named plaintiff in the suit.

But there is a reference to numerous coaches who are being particularly damaged by the lockout as a result of their inability to work with their new teams.

"The lockout, if left in force, will prevent the coaches from meaningfully preparing and readying themselves for the season," the brief reads. "While all the coaches will be exposed to greater risk of failure, the eight teams with new coaching staffs are at particular risk."

In a citation for that portion of the brief, the NFLCA also points out that "there are also three additional coaches who have only spent one season with their teams (Mike Shanahan, Chan Gailey, and Pete Carroll)" who will be significantly affected by the lockout.

Jack Del Rio and Gary Kubiak are specifically mentioned as coaches who "reportedly received an ultimatum from their team's owner that their teams must make the playoffs to keep their jobs."

In short, the NFLCA believes that close to half of the coaches in the NFL are being put at a systematic disadvantage by the the court's decision to continue the lockout.

"The NFLCA therefore urges the Court to grant the petitioners equitable relief and end the NFL lockout," the NFLCA's lawyers wrote in their conclusion. "Granting equitable relief will also permit the NFL’s coaches to avoid the irreparable harm that comes with delaying the start of preseason preparations and will give the coaches a fair chance to preserve their employment and advance their careers."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 2:55 pm
 

NFL Coaches Association brief: 'End the lockout'

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Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: May 26, 2011 7:46 pm
 

NFL Coaches Association brief: 'End the lockout'

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Actually, I think that the woman with Belichick is Linda Holliday. The woman that he cheated with was Sharon Shenocca.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 12:43 pm
 

NFL Coaches Association brief: 'End the lockout'

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There's a good chance that the carpet does not match the drapes. 



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 12:37 pm
 

NFL Coaches Association brief: 'End the lockout'

"You go World. Cast that first stone."


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Just layin' down a little smack for the heck of it.  Another poster was curious as to who the woman? I checked it out. Turns out the details all over the net.




 



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: May 26, 2011 12:17 pm
 

NFL Coaches Association brief: 'End the lockout'

Belicheat looks like he's constipated in the picture and the poorly dyed blood skeletor sitting next to him like he hasn't been giving her any loving in ages.  



Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: May 26, 2011 12:01 pm
 

NFL Coaches Association brief: 'End the lockout'

"FYI - Staying true to his name, the chick with Beli-cheat is not his wife but a woman 15 years his junior he started an affair with when he was with the Giants and she was a married receptionist in the front office.


Beli-cheat divorced his wife in 2006. The chick decided Beli-cheat was an upgrade divorced her construction worker husband.


If you examine the hand positions in the photo, it looks like both parties have a handle on things - even if is in in the front row of a Celtics game."


You go World. Cast that first stone.




Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 11:00 am
 

NFL Coaches Association brief: 'End the lockout'

FYI - Staying true to his name, the chick with Beli-cheat is not his wife but a woman 15 years his junior he started an affair with when he was with the Giants and she was a married receptionist in the front office.


Beli-cheat divorced his wife in 2006. The chick decided Beli-cheat was an upgrade divorced her construction worker husband.


If you examine the hand positions in the photo, it looks like both parties have a handle on things - even if is in in the front row of a Celtics game.

 



Since: Apr 27, 2010
Posted on: May 26, 2011 10:39 am
 

NFL Coaches Association brief: 'End the lockout'

Unlike other union jobs where you can get anyone off the street and train them to perform, NFL players are the 'show' much like major movie stars in films. Without the 'talent' the NFL is nothing, think about the last major strike when they trotted out replacement players?



Since: Jan 24, 2010
Posted on: May 26, 2011 2:18 am
 

NFL Coaches Association brief: 'End the lockout'

<span style="color: #000080;">In lieu of a regular 2011 Season I'm proposing the following alternative:
 <span style="color: #000080;">1. We schedule a single NON-NFL exhibition football contest at JerryWorld.
 2. Michael Vick and Ben Roethlisberger are the opposing QBs.
 3. Ocho Cinco, Terrell Owens / Randy Moss & Desean Jackson are the opposing wideouts.
 4. The pigskin football is replaced with a 5 lb. pork roast stuffed with calves liver.
 5. Cheerleaders are topless and perform not on the field but up in the stands.
 6. Eleven viscious, starving pit bulls and eleven rabid Rottweilers are released at every snap.
 7. Tickets are $500 at the gate and Pay-Per-View is $300
 8. The game film will be replayed in 3-D at 1pm each Sunday thru December.
 9. Owners are chosen randomly replacing (injured or deceased) key players for the SuperbBowl.

<span style="color: #000080;">10. Members of Congress will serve as Officials / Referees with President Barack Obama handling the coin toss.



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