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12-20-2012, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by vanwest View Post
Trying to look at it objectively, I agree that the players lose financially. The only justification I can see is that they may feel that if they don't dig in now and make a stand that next time around they will be pushed to the NFL model of no guaranteed contracts. That has to be a huge issue for the players and I have heard several state it openly. All of which makes me question why the players don't jump on the 10 year CBA the owners are offering.
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Originally Posted by Cheesesteak Invictus View Post
It's only broken to one side of the discussions. If either side of this wants to start arguing that the previous CBA shouldn't have any bearing on this one, then the players could start saying "fine, throw out the cap system."
Why would the league try to get rid of guaranteed contracts, knowing that the cap would instantly be the target of the PA? And vice versa?

Makes no sense for either side to take that risk.

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