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Purple Floyd
02-22-2011, 04:22 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/02/21/vikings-plan-lockout-practices/


Three different Vikings offensive players told the Pioneer Press that they expect to get together for practices during a lockout to work on whatever aspects of new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave’s offense that they can learn. During a lockout, the players wouldn’t be able to get any coaching from Musgrave, but there’s nothing stopping the players from getting a playbook and some tape from Musgrave now and working things out on their own once the lockout starts.

marshallvike
02-23-2011, 01:18 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/02/21/vikings-plan-lockout-practices/


Three different Vikings offensive players told the Pioneer Press that they expect to get together for practices during a lockout to work on whatever aspects of new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave’s offense that they can learn. During a lockout, the players wouldn’t be able to get any coaching from Musgrave, but there’s nothing stopping the players from getting a playbook and some tape from Musgrave now and working things out on their own once the lockout starts.

Now that is the type of attitude that people want to hear about their team.

vikinggreg
02-24-2011, 02:58 AM
As a Vikings fan I'm happy to see players that are competed to do all they can to progress but I'm a little curious about what happens to a player that gets hurt during these (as they are nonteam lockout practices) and this doesn't really help the NFLPA with pushing the owners to get things done as its the owners tossed out the old CBA and want more and more out of a new one.

Marrdro
02-24-2011, 04:45 PM
As a Vikings fan I'm happy to see players that are competed to do all they can to progress but I'm a little curious about what happens to a player that gets hurt during these (as they are nonteam lockout practices) and this doesn't really help the NFLPA with pushing the owners to get things done as its the owners tossed out the old CBA and want more and more out of a new one.
The ones who have gauranteed money don't care if they get hurt. The ones that don't, well, we saw that a select few just don't play but rather elect to have surgery instead. A few will play their ass off and a few will show up but don't really do anthing with respect to production. :laugh:

slavinator
02-24-2011, 05:38 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/02/21/vikings-plan-lockout-practices/


Three different Vikings offensive players told the Pioneer Press that they expect to get together for practices during a lockout to work on whatever aspects of new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave’s offense that they can learn. During a lockout, the players wouldn’t be able to get any coaching from Musgrave, but there’s nothing stopping the players from getting a playbook and some tape from Musgrave now and working things out on their own once the lockout starts.

Now that is the type of attitude that people want to hear about their team.

+1 This is EXACTLY what I wanted to hear. I like that the players are taking it upon themselves to work on improving this offseason.

jargomcfargo
02-24-2011, 05:53 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/02/21/vikings-plan-lockout-practices/


Three different Vikings offensive players told the Pioneer Press that they expect to get together for practices during a lockout to work on whatever aspects of new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave’s offense that they can learn. During a lockout, the players wouldn’t be able to get any coaching from Musgrave, but there’s nothing stopping the players from getting a playbook and some tape from Musgrave now and working things out on their own once the lockout starts.

This morning on Mike and Mike, Chris Mortensen said the teams can not give the players anything such as playbooks, not only when the lockout starts in one week, but also right now.
http://search.espn.go.com/chris-mortensen/

Teams with new coordinators and head coaches are pretty much hosed.
Players working out with their team mates may not be well received by the players union as well.

edit
Here is another article addressing the subject.
http://www.ninersnation.com/2011/2/24/2012546/49ers-nfl-cba-harbaugh-receives-warning-for-working-with-alex-smith

The penalties sound severe.

vikinggreg
02-24-2011, 11:29 PM
As a Vikings fan I'm happy to see players that are competed to do all they can to progress but I'm a little curious about what happens to a player that gets hurt during these (as they are nonteam lockout practices) and this doesn't really help the NFLPA with pushing the owners to get things done as its the owners tossed out the old CBA and want more and more out of a new one.
The ones who have gauranteed money don't care if they get hurt. The ones that don't, well, we saw that a select few just don't play but rather elect to have surgery instead. A few will play their ass off and a few will show up but don't really do anthing with respect to production. :laugh:

well since the NFL doesn't have 100% gauranteed contracts and these aren't team orginized events the truely cheap owners (not singling the Vikings out but there are others) could with hold cash to players after a lockout is over. Also keep in mind without a CBA in place none of these guys have any medical cover from the teams.