Jay Feely worries emotions are getting in the way of negotiations

Cardinals kicker Jay Feely created a stir in NFL circles when he revealed that Panthers owner Jerry Richardson had been condescending toward players including Drew Brees and Peyton Manning in a negotiating session.

Today on PFT Live, Feely said he’s concerned that emotions are running high, at the expense of actually working out the issues that need to be ironed out between the owners and the players.

“To get an agreement we need to keep emotion out of the negotiation, and we need to rely on logic and reason,” Feely said. “If we allow emotions to enter into the negotiations, then that can get in the way of logic.”

In a wide-ranging discussion about the negotiating process, Feely also said that his involvement with the players’ union has strengthened his aspirations for a political career when his playing career ends.

Here’s the video:
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17 responses to “Jay Feely worries emotions are getting in the way of negotiations

  1. This is the difference between players and owners. To players – they get caught up in emotions, respect and all the BS that doesn’t matter.

    To owners – its about a business, profitibility, sustainibility. Feelings have nothign to do with it.

    Players are in it for the short term, owners – the long term

  2. Jay is going to bring in his working partner in their sensitivity awareness enterprise, Ed Touchy, to see if they can’t harmonize the process.

  3. Lets be honest, kickers should have no say in any of these negotiations.

  4. Its all about Federal Judge Doty now. The Owners will stop at nothing to get him out of everything. if the Owners settle before March 4th, Doty will be in power. the owners will not let that happen.

  5. Jay Feely decided to become more involved in the players’ union and speak more forcefully during the labor negotiations because he saw firsthand how the game ravages players’ bodies. After all, standing for hours at a time with a baseball cap on your head does things to a player’s scalp, and some of the effects will not be readily understood until years after the player leaves the game.

  6. That’s the stupidest thing I’ve heard all day, akissmet. Have a gold star!

    Each kicker is a NFL player under contract, and is fully vested in the NFLPA agreement. That means they DO have a say in their labor contract.

    Wish I had time to spell it out with crayons, but I did try not to use too many big words.

  7. I think if there’s a lockout, they should make a league of owners and executives and make them play the entire schedule out like the players ordinarily would.

    PS- Why is hobartbaker cracking terrible jokes on every single PFT post?

  8. If Feely is married he should know that telling someone they are too emotional just makes them more emotional.

  9. Cardinals kicker Jay Feely created a stir in NFL circles when he revealed that Panthers owner Jerry Richardson had been condescending toward players including Drew Brees and Peyton Manning in a negotiating session.

    Dont you mean accused Panthers owner Jerry Richardson?

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