We are playing leverage football, and the NFL owners won for the first time in a long time this week when the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in their favor.
The players know it. Florio knows it, and thinks we could be playing the leverage game past June.
The way Lions defensive end and NFLPA* rep Kyle Vanden Bosch sees it, we basically have a tie game right now.
“I think the general feeling from both sides was . . . until one side gained leverage, probably not much was going to be decided. And we still don’t know who has that leverage,” Vanden Bosch told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
This echoes the thoughts from guard Chester Pitts earlier this week, another NFLPA* leader.
We don’t necessarily disagree with either opinion. We just have doubts whether the players and owners will ever be able to agree who is winning a game with no real score.