Executive Committee vote changes from 6-5 against to 7-4 against CBA proposal

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The group that negotiated the current CBA proposal is even more strongly against the deal than it was last week.

Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports, and PFT has confirmed, that the Executive Committee’s vote against the proposed CBA went from 6-5 on Friday to 7-4 on Tuesday. Which means that another member of the Executive Committee changed his vote in the past few days.

It’s unclear who changed his vote. Free-agent linebacker Sam Acho has denied that it was him. (A prior version of this item cited a source for the proposition that Acho altered his position.)

Members of the Executive Committee who are believed to be opposed to the CBA include Richard Sherman, Russell Okung, and Adam Vinatieri.

The seven of 11 members who oppose the labor deal likely won’t remain silent about their opposition. The effort now becomes persuading the rank and file to vote for or against the CBA. It remains to be seen how intent the campaign will become.

23 responses to “Executive Committee vote changes from 6-5 against to 7-4 against CBA proposal

  1. Too late. “Rank and file” will promptly approve the CBA. They literally had years to get this right. The bottom 90% of the players deserve the pay increase at the expense of the top 10%. Too bad, so sad. Wipe away your tears with your tens of millions of dollars, JJ Watt, Richard Sherman, Aaron Rodgers, and other overpaid spoiled bleeps.

  2. The players cannot even agree on who disagrees with the current CBA?

    Who’s driving this clown-car?

  3. The owners put some things in collective agreement that they don’t care if they have to give up. That way they can give them up and let the players think they won something. Owners vs players is like Belichick vs other coaches. Owners playing chess players playing checkers

  4. It’s going to fail and fail badly. I will be surprised if more than 40% vote yes. The Executive Committee is there for a reason. The general population of members rely on the EC to negotiate and present them with an offer they believe is worthy of approving. When 7 out of 11 vote against it, there is no way in hell they general population approves it.

  5. I have a feeling that it will fail at this point, based on what we’ve seen over the past few days. It is always amazing to watch so many bystanders reflexively side with the owners, though, and parrot ownership talking points as if they are actually conversant with the ins and outs of the proposed deal.

  6. The Executive Committee voting against the CBA that THEY negotiated is hilarious!!!! You can’t make this stuff up folks!

  7. Vinateri? Well that tells me a lot. Like he’ll be playing this upcoming season, much less take the field ever again after botching countless field goals last season and being run off the field in a couple of games.

  8. curtfj says:
    February 26, 2020 at 3:30 pm
    The Executive Committee voting against the CBA that THEY negotiated is hilarious!!!! You can’t make this stuff up folks!

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    that would assume that every member of the committee felt the same on every single item negotiated, which is illogical.

  9. Are you guys really going to side with owners over players? I don’t think that makes much sense at all if you have a real job, you’d like to get paid as the company gets paid. After all the player are the product here and we all are buying; they should see a lot more of the dollars than they currently do

  10. 345snarkavenue says:
    February 26, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    that would assume that every member of the committee felt the same on every single item negotiated, which is illogical.
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    Of course not, that’s what NEGOTIATING IS! Not all the owners approved either, but they didn’t spend 10 months hammering out an agreement then vote against it. That’s nuts!

  11. Get in shape replacement players, and stay close to your phone. You might be taking someone’s job soon, and some will be permanent. There are a lot of guys out there who will gladly play football for $600K per year, and the owners will likely be looking to reward some of these guys with permanent jobs, and make a point. The American public doesn’t have much sympathy for greedy millionaires who walk out and take Sunday football games away. I have a feeling if there’s a strike, it will be the last one for the next 40 years as players will learn a harsh lesson. Don’t listen to the big money players who already have $100 million in the bank. A lot of fans are struggling to make ends meet, and they have no sympathy for the wealthy players once they walk out.

  12. spitsportstalk says:
    February 26, 2020 at 6:05 pm
    Are you guys really going to side with owners over players? I don’t think that makes much sense at all if you have a real job, you’d like to get paid as the company gets paid. After all the player are the product here and we all are buying; they should see a lot more of the dollars than they currently do
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    Generally the owners have positions that benefit the game while the players have positions that benefit the players themselves. NFL players are already paid highly. The MINIMUM is over $500k for a first year player who may never see the field during the year. The players are NOT the product. The GAME is the product. Teams consist of different players every year yet the fans still root for their team. Nobody decides to stop watching the game if the punter and 3rd string DB get hurt. If the players as a group want to earn a higher percentage of the revenue then they should share some of the operating expenses. So yes, I normally would side with the owners over the players. That said, I hope the players do NOT accept the deal. I don’t think additional games are a good idea for several reasons and even less practices than they currently skate by with is bad for the game. How many defenders actually tackle correctly? 10? 20? Most don’t because they do not practice doing it. Instead, they turn themselves into human bowling balls and throw shoulders or their back at the ball carrier hoping to knock them over. These players want more money for less work and the owners want to squeeze every nickel from loyal fans. The game itself will suffer if this deal goes through.

  13. @FinFan68

    The players are the product. Their talent and physical ability are what sell the game. Anytime another pro league shows up and fails, the lack of “NFL Caliber” talent is often the reason detractors site for having no interest in those leagues.

  14. When the NFLPA came to the bargaining table, they did not state that a 17 game season was not going to happen. They asked what the players would get out of adding a 17th game. That’s when the owners knew they had them.

    Think back to when you were a kid and you asked your parents for something. If their first response was, “How much is it?” you knew you were halfway to getting it. The negotiation started with the cost, not whether you were getting it. In the case of the 17 game season, the owners knew they were negotiating the cost of a 17 game season, not whether it was happening or not.

    All the NFLPA had to do was say, “17 games is not happening in this CBA, let’s move on.”

  15. Greedy NFL owners will always win this one. Keep everything the same. Owners make billions they can make a little less. There is no risk on their end.

  16. darcrequiem says:
    February 27, 2020 at 10:00 am
    @FinFan68

    The players are the product. Their talent and physical ability are what sell the game. Anytime another pro league shows up and fails, the lack of “NFL Caliber” talent is often the reason detractors site for having no interest in those leagues.
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    I disagree. Players change. THESE players are just the current ones. When they leave you will still watch your team. That means the reason fans watch extends beyond the players themselves. It is the GAME itself and the familiarity with the TEAM. You gonna watch your favorite NFL players if they show up and play chess on the 50 yard line? How about if they just take turns doing end zone “celebrations”? Is that going to draw sustained viewers? Again, it is the game more so than the current players. The USFL did not fail due to lack of talent. It was killed by the court on a case they WON. Many NFL greats came from the USFL. What do you think will happen if the players strike? Nobody is going to watch replacement players? That is not what happened before. If there is no season at all do you think people will not watch the XFL next year because the players are different? C’mon. What do you think the Bengals would rather have…the #1 draft pick or Bill Belichick? Fans want hope in whatever form it best helps. NFL fans have no attachment to the draft eligible players except in the hope that player X might make their team better. It is the team/logo/city represented far more than any player that draws the fans back year after year. There is a certain element of pride that player X plays for their team that adds to the draw. If Brady heads to Tampa will all the Patriots fans suddenly become Bucs fans?

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