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NFL Coaches Trade Association Supports Players' Attempts to Lift Lockout

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Wow, now things are getting interesting...actually, they aren't, I just want football, but this may help. As per ProFootballTalk: The NFL’s coaches have not yet attempted to form a union. Though that day may eventually come, the trade association that represents the league coaches has taken its boldest action to date, filing a "friend of the court" brief in support of the players’ attempt to lift the lockout. There is also a fanpost about this with a SI article link. It is an interesting dynamic because the coaches, I guess, are trying to claim irreparable harm due to the lockout. While some are already facing salary cuts by owners (could be the biggest reason for this action), it will be tough to claim that without an offseason they face irreparable harm to their careers. Sure, less time to prepare could lead to a worse performance by your team, but every coach is facing that challenge and every year coaches get fired for bad team performances. But if nothing else, this is the first PR victory for the players in a long time and it could add some more pressure for the owners and players to get this resolved before the game of chicken with the courts for negotiating leverage risks changing NFL football forever.

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