In the last few weeks there has been a glimmer of hope for NFL football fans. The owners and the players union have had constant talks, with no posturing. This is a good thing. I believe they have set their personal issues aside and are focusing on getting this thing done.
Late last week I had heard that the owners and union reps have stepped aside and their respective lawyers have taken over the negotiations. This also is a good sign. When I heard that, I can only assume that it has come down to a few details.
The lawyers of the two groups now have the direction and the responsibility of ending this. They don't have the emotional attachment and are getting paid regardless. I am hoping and truly believe that they will sign the new agreement and have it wrapped up by 7/22. This will give teams a small window to sign non drafted players and hunt for free agents.
The camps will be limited, but they will happen. There will be football.
"See you on the hit side" #21