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https://ftw.usatoday.com/2020/07/nfl-players-we-want-to-play-twitter-campaign-coronavirus

 

There is a coordinated effort by the players today, apparently. I find it hard to disagree with them. The NFL has had more time than any other league to prepare for this, and it appears they have not. I guess they left it up to the individual teams. And that was/is a bad idea. It will be interesting to see where this goes. But my hunch is that the camps that were supposed to open this week will not.

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Better get your popcorn ready, you are gonna need it.

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I think they made the union a proposal last week that anyone wanting to opt out could by 8/1 and get a check for 150k

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Yes, I definitely take seriously the comments of players who for the last several months have practiced in small groups amongst themselves in Florida and California. This is all posturing. They just dont want to play preseason. 

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Not one word offering not to be paid if they do not play.

 

No  NFL Player welfare.

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The players are ticked, so we can safely assume that the NFL didn't have multiple solid plans for how to proceed in different scenarios.  Was the NFL plan on par with 'It'll all be done by the time we start, let's not have a plan'?  This can't be possible in a billion dollar sport.  Can it?

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And players who were competing for roster slots NEVER wanted to play in preseason even if it made them rusty in games.

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Funny how almost every one of those Tweets uses the same words/phrases. It’s like they were given four or five catch phrases and told to send the message out. Must be a coincidence. 

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1 minute ago, driddles said:

The players are ticked, so we can safely assume that the NFL didn't have multiple solid plans for how to proceed in different scenarios.  Was the NFL plan on par with 'It'll all be done by the time we start, let's not have a plan'?  This can't be possible in a billion dollar sport.  Can it?

wouldn’t be the most shocking thing in the world.

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1 minute ago, BringBackFergy said:

Funny how almost every one of those Tweets uses the same words/phrases. It’s like they were given four or five catch phrases and told to send the message out. Must be a coincidence. 

Simple c&p it appears 

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5 minutes ago, Limeaid said:

Not one word offering not to be paid if they do not play.

 

No  NFL Player welfare.

As it stands right now, players who opt out can elect to receive a $150K advance on their 2021 salaries. That’s it. Obviously doesn’t apply to any players who are not under contract for 2021. 

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Cool.   Sit out and don’t get paid.  
 

If they’re worried about their health (and they have every right to be), simply offer to forego pay and stay home with your family. 
 

....As is the case for every other person in this country.  
 

This isn’t going to end well for players perception if this is the route they choose while not offering to forego pay.  I doubt the public has an appetite to feel bad for Russell Wilson tweeting out about his safety when he makes millions upon millions per year as they go to work every day at grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals, small businesses that are barely getting by etc.. 

 

 

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They have the luxury of not showing up for work and still getting a check.

 

Why isn't their union dictating the parameters of the plan to the league ?  What do the players hope to achieve by going to twitter about their concerns with the league---or why arent they blaming the NFLPA publicly as well?  How will it move the process of their concerns forward.

 

They are preparing the public for them not showing up.  That's the only reasonable conclusion. 

2 minutes ago, SCBills said:

Cool.   Sit out and don’t get paid.  
 

If they’re worried about their health, simply offer to forego pay and stay home with their families.  
 

....As is the case for every other person in this country.  

 

Very few people in THIS country can so "simply forego their pay and stay at home"

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1 minute ago, JoPoy88 said:

As it stands right now, players who opt out can elect to receive a $150K advance on their 2021 salaries. That’s it. Obviously doesn’t apply to any players who are not under contract for 2021. 

 

Players were already paid signing bonus and for some players signing bonus is majority of their pay.

Make excuses for the Welfare Kings who want but it would simple for NFLPA to come out with statement:  

Our players understand that if they do not play they will not accrue a year of seniority, will need to pay for all benefits out of pocket and that teams still retain their rights extending their contract additional year. The NFLPA as partners to NFL will not try to go to court to try to take advantage of these trying circumstances.

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17 minutes ago, BringBackFergy said:

Funny how almost every one of those Tweets uses the same words/phrases. It’s like they were given four or five catch phrases and told to send the message out. Must be a coincidence. 

 

I think that is the point, it was a coordinated effort. Yes, use the same words and hashtag.

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2 minutes ago, SCBills said:

Cool.   Sit out and don’t get paid.  
 

If they’re worried about their health, simply offer to forego pay and stay home with their families.  
 

....As is the case for every other person in this country.  

 

You realize 32% of the country wasn't able to pay July rent/mortgages fully right? Might not be the best line of argument you're taking here.

 

Anyway, this is entertainment in the end, and there is a reason the arena league doesn't draw the same fans as the nfl...you put the best players in the world in the arena league it will be the most popular sport on tv.

 

This billion dollar league is absolutely a function of the players, don't for a second think differently.  They could all go on strike tomorrow and start their own league the next day, cut out the owners and make absolute bank...like serious life changing money across all segments of the roster.

 

You think every other person in this country is able to do the same thing? Come on now, some random dude pushing a piece of paper or an email from an inbox to an outbox or laying a foundation for a building are not irreplaceable...even the best is not someone who is at a level of .01% of the population or whatever and what makes them that valuable isn't untrainable (sorry, you can't teach 4.3)

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Limeaid said:

 

Players were already paid signing bonus and for some players signing bonus is majority of their pay.

Make excuses for the Welfare Kings who want but it would simple for NFLPA to come out with statement:  

Our players understand that if they do not play they will not accrue a year of seniority, will need to pay for all benefits out of pocket and that teams still retain their rights extending their contract additional year. The NFLPA as partners to NFL will not try to go to court to try to take advantage of these trying circumstances.


I’m not advocating for any sort of additional benefits for opt-outs, just relaying what the league said. But it’s clear the players aren’t satisfied.

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24 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

 

 

If only the NFL would step up and do the impossible this would all go away! 

 

Right? 

 

 

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