If the NFL Coaches Association wishes to engage in activities that reflect the wishes of its membership, the NFL Coaches Association should perhaps change its name. Perhaps to something like “Not the NFL Coaches Association.”
With coaches from seven different teams already expressing disagreement with the NFLCA’s “friend of the court” brief supporting the players’ effort to lift the lockout, three more have joined the anti-NFLCA fray.
“The Chicago Bears coaching staff was not made aware of the brief filed with the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals by the National Football League Coaches Association,” Bears coaches said in a statement Thursday, per Larry Mayer of the team’s official website.
Ditto for the Eagles.
“The Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff was not aware that a brief was being filed by the NFL Coaches Association in the 8th Circuit Court against the NFL Owners last week,” said Eagles coach Andy Reid in a statement. “We were surprised by the filing and do not support it in any way.”
Finally, Jets coach Rex Ryan has said that his team’s staff did not know about the NFLCA brief, per Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal.
We promised earlier today that we’d delve into the subject more deeply later in the day. Since the day isn’t over yet, we’ve still got time to make good on our promise. Or to not make good on our promise.