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BrooklynWHAT
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"Sherm: NFL Players Need to Be 'Willing to Strike' for Higher Wages (swip..."


  

          

players never gonna sack up enough to change anything though.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2721350-richard-sherman-says-nfl-players-need-to-be-willing-to-strike-for-higher-wages

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman had a message for NFL players seeking higher wages.

Speaking to ESPN's Jalen Rose on Wednesday on the ESPYs red carpet, Sherman said players should be willing to strike if they want to earn contracts like the ones that have been doled out during the NBA's free-agency period.

"If we want as the NFL, as a union, to get anything done, players have to be willing to strike," he said, according to ESPN.com news services. "That's the thing that guys need to 100 percent realize.

"You're going to have to miss games, you're going to have to lose some money if you're willing to make the point, because that's how MLB and NBA got it done. They missed games, they struck, they flexed every bit of power they had, and it was awesome. It worked out for them."

Sherman's comments come days after free-agent defensive lineman Terrance Knighton tweeted it was "time to get back to that negotiation table" and that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers "should be making more money then James Harden" after the Houston Rockets shooting guard inked a record-breaking extension that ensured he will earn $228 million guaranteed through the 2022-23 season.

But as Rodgers told Bill Simmons on HBO's Any Given Wednesday in July 2016 (h/t For The Win's Steven Ruiz), the NFL's roster size prohibits players from maximizing their earning potential.

"The difference is (the NBA) has 15 guys on the roster, so the average (salary) per player is like 6.3 (million). We have 53 guys, and if you divide that by our salary cap the average money spent per player is like 2.9 (million). That's the reason you got guys who are, you know, the seventh, eighth, ninth guy on the bench making more than everybody on our team except for me and Clay (Matthews) and Julius (Peppers)."

To Rodgers' point, 16 NBA players are scheduled to earn more in 2017 than Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco—who owns the most lucrative cap hit in the NFL at $24.5 million.

The NFL Players Association will have a chance to address that issue when the league's collective bargaining agreement expires in 2020.

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they sacked up in 87 and got destroyed
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bay sick lee
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They'd have to be willing to sacrifice now for the next gen.
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Basically
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      nfl players dont rub elbows much w/ mlb players. thats probably why
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      The MLB doesn't have a salary cap like the NFL, though.
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      Outside of top guys MLB's not too crazy
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Not saying that they shouldn't but the NFL roster size is one big issue
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RE: Not saying that they shouldn't but the NFL roster size is one big is...
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      And people will watch the NFL no matter who is on the field
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peaceful protest for salaries? cool.
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RE: peaceful protest for salaries? cool.
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      This.
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      naw, not what I saying.
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           Um, ok.
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           *nods*
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There's an ESPN.com article, that I can't find that brought up contracts
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1. "they sacked up in 87 and got destroyed"
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The white viewing public hates unions only slightly less than they hate black people. The NFL has worked very, very hard to ensure that the black bodies in the uniform are all replaceable and relatively broke. We'd have another month of scab games and then they'd sign an even worse CBA.

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SooperEgo
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2. "bay sick lee"
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Cenario
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3. "They'd have to be willing to sacrifice now for the next gen."
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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4. "Basically"
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Not only that, it cracks me up how mad NFL players get mad at NBA players about the $ they make, but nobody bats an eye about mid level MLB players getting paid

  

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5. "nfl players dont rub elbows much w/ mlb players. thats probably why"
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Shaun Tha Don
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12. "The MLB doesn't have a salary cap like the NFL, though. "
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Or the roster size.

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15. "Outside of top guys MLB's not too crazy"
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By the time most baseball players are even eligible for free agency they're 28 or 29.

NBA players are on their second contracts by 22 or 23.

  

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6. "Not saying that they shouldn't but the NFL roster size is one big issue"
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NFL teams carry a much larger roster than NBA or MLB teams so that means those wages are split between more players.

Not that the NFL can't afford to up the players salaries and players should try to get more money but they will never be on par with basketball or MLB players.

  

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7. "RE: Not saying that they shouldn't but the NFL roster size is one big is..."
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>NFL teams carry a much larger roster than NBA or MLB teams so
>that means those wages are split between more players.
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>Not that the NFL can't afford to up the players salaries and
>players should try to get more money but they will never be on
>par with basketball or MLB players.


Yeah, they can and should get a bigger slice but it is not going to look like NBA salaries. The roster size, and the amount of injuries just make it a different ball of wax.

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10. "And people will watch the NFL no matter who is on the field"
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Ain't nobody watching the Cavs without LeBron.

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8. "peaceful protest for salaries? cool."
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Peaceful protests for police brutality? Meh

NFL may not get watched this year from me.

They should get guaranteed contracts, but just funny how these dudes dont want to nut up for anything except laying down them CTE hits.

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9. "RE: peaceful protest for salaries? cool."
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You are suggesting what? That NFL players strike until police brutality and racism are a thing of the past?


Why only NFL players? I am yet to see all black doctors, lawyers, executives and media personalities go on strike for this cause (assuming that is what you want) but yet NFL players (as a group?) feet are the ones we will hold to the fire?

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11. "This."
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13. "naw, not what I saying."
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They should protest both, or at least have the freedom to express their dissent wherever it needs to be known.

My point is with Sherm specifically. He downplayed police brutality but now finds this to be worthy of a strike.

I don't expect players to strike on behalf of brutality or health care or anything, but if you want to use a similar tactic for your own relative oppression at the very least dont delegitimize the avenue that gives you the best means to allow all players to engage on a "peaceful protest" of its own right.

Not saying they shouldn't do anything, they actually should push to do everything. Even if you dont take a knee yourself you can acknowledge the act and the motive for the cause's sake, IMHO

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14. "Um, ok."
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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16. "*nods*"
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obsidianchrysalis
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17. "There's an ESPN.com article, that I can't find that brought up contracts"
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The author suggested that front offices might agree to guaranteed contracts but the length of those contracts would be shortened to one or two years.

In other words pay parity with MLB or NBA would be a generation away.

  

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