A little union displeasure won’t slow down the NFL’s P.R. campaign for an “enhanced” 18-game regular season. (The 17-game season sounds dead on arrival.)
We’ve taken a look at the transcript, and Murphy seems like a good representative to make the league’s case. But that doesn’t make his task any easier.
honestly, I think we see [the 18-game season] as possibly a way to reach an agreement with the
players,” Murphy said. “We’re working together with [the players] to grow the game and find ways to
generate additional revenue.”
Based on the union’s reaction Wednesday, it’s hard to believe that extra regular season games provides automatic common ground for the NFL and player’s union, much less enhances the odds for an agreement between the sides.