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I agree with Antonio Cromartie

Posted by ZA on January 27, 2011

I never thought I would utter those words, but I do agree with his take on the disagreement between NFL players and owners.  Cromartie said, “You don’t get no information about nothing from the union or the owners…they need to get their damn minds together and get this (expletive) done and stop (complaining) about money.”

I might have chosen different words, but his sentiment is correct.  The money both sides are negotiating is significant, enough for everyone to make out really well.  But in typical fashion for negotiations, both sides are doing a lot of posturing and not really presenting their case.  They believe that a strike or lockout is the best way to get the other side to cave in to their needs.  Rather than I’d like to see them lock the NFLPA leadership and NFL owners in a room, then not let them out until a deal is struck.

So Cromartie is right on in my opinion, at least on how the two sides should negotiate.  I don’t agree with Cromartie when he threatens to “smash ur face” to Seahawks QB, Matt Hasselbeck.  But Hasselbeck did insult him, so that’s between the two them.

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