According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, there is an internal battle brewing between NFL owners over the details of the labor deal currently being worked out with players. Schefter claims that a handful of owners (including two from AFC teams) are claiming that the deal currently being negotiated doesn’t adequately address the problems with the deal that was worked out in 2006 – which is the reason the NFL is locked out in the first place.
So do you think Ralph Wilson could be one of those two AFC owners?Of course it’s him. And the other dissenter is almost assuredly the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bills and Bengals were the only teams to vote against the 2006 labor deal.
Mr. Wilson does not kid around when it comes to business. If he doesn’t think he’s getting a deal that helps the smaller market teams like the Bills stay competitive, he’ll vote no over and over again.
For our sakes though, Mr. Wilson, consider lightening up. I really want to see football this year.
The positive thing from this article, however, is the note that several other owners are basically ready to cave and make a deal happen. We’ll see which train of owner thought prevails over the next few weeks.