As if this labor negotiation wasn’t already complicated enough, now it appears that the owners can’t even get on the same page with each other. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, there is a group of owners who are not happy with the deal that is currently being negotiated and that group is starting to make their opinions known. It doesn’t say in the article who these owners are, although it does say at least two are from AFC teams, but apparently this is a pretty powerful group who is capable of throwing a major wrench in this thing.
It sounds like both sides are preparing for the worst here, which is the exact opposite of what we thought was going to happen this week. Things were sounding so good for awhile, but now it looks like the chances of getting this thing done in time to start training camp are getting slim. According to reports, the deal would need to be in place by July 14 for everything to start on time. Even that date would make things tough on the Rams, who are scheduled to start a week early because of the HOF Game. As optimistic as I was last week, I am now eqally