Kris Jenkins is one of the many free agents facing an uncertain future because the lockout is preventing him from shopping himself to teams and signing a contract. But Jenkins says he’s made peace with what the lockout is all about.
And what the lockout is all about, according to Jenkins, is the owners trying to squeeze every last nickel out of the players’ work.
“I guess the owners, they need their time to be greedy,” Jenkins told the New York Times. “I’ve never seen a billionaire complain about not having enough money. But it’s cool. Usually, this time of year, you’re listening to a strength coach scream at you. In some ways, the lockout has been a blessing in disguise.”
Jenkins says he’s healing from knee surgery and has lost 20 pounds, and he’ll be ready to play for some team in 2011. Just as soon as the owners decide they’re ready to stop being greedy.