As we mentioned in a post earlier this morning, the uncertainty surrounding this offseason will ultimately reward the best front offices more than usual. Teams have to be prepared for everything, and ready to move quickly whenever free agency starts. If it starts.
To that end, Colts president Bill Polian told Mike Chapell of the Indianapolis Star that the Colts are preparing their offseason plan of attack based on four different scenarios:
1. A collective bargaining agreement is worked out before March 4.
2. A short work stoppage.
3. A long work stoppage.
4. A decision is made to operate under an undefined “set of rules.”
Florio goes over what those rules might be in his 10 things to know about the labor situation. Polian thinks that last scenario is the least likely. No matter how the offseason plays out, it’s clear we are entering uncharted territory.