New Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and quarterback Sam Bradford were hoping to get in some extra classroom work this February before a potential work stoppage.
According to Peter King in MMQB, the league didn’t allow it.
“The league told the Rams they couldn’t do anything they wouldn’t do under normal circumstances, and ruled that normal circumstances would have coaches and players not meeting ’til at least March,” King wrote.
This isn’t a huge surprise, but it outlines the difficulties teams will face if they have new coaches and coordinators. A long work stoppage will be a huge disadvantage to the Rams and other teams in similar situations.
The bright side here: At least McDaniels is being more careful about finding out what’s allowed under league rules.