Atallah, though, said the NFLPA faces a different challenge than NFL teams whose ownership groups rarely change: a heavy turnover of its members, i.e., the players who help set the agenda for CBA bartering.
“If you think about 250 to 300 players coming in Cheap Hockey Practice Jerseys and out of the league every year, 250 to 300 who will be in the 2021 draft are currently 16, 17, 18 years old,” Atallah said. “That’s a lot of education and preparation that needs to take place.”
Atallah said the ever-changing membership and length of time before the next CBA expires makes it impossible for him to say there is a “must-have” from the NFL in upcoming labor talks.
“Sherman and the defense know the difference between very good quarterbacks and great ones. They see how Wilson, only 5-11, struggles to anticipate open windows; they see the offensive staff breaking down film of the Saints’ offense to figure out ways to deploy tight end Jimmy Graham, an All-Pro in New Orleans and a highly paid, ineffective red zone weapon in Seattle. It galls the defense to hear Wilson, ever positive, stand behind a podium and insist that the offense ‘made some great plays’ after games in which the Seahawks barely score — and then be propped up as if he were Aaron Rodgers.”
The article also details the awkward saga that has been Sherman’s 2017 offseason. The corner, still an All-Pro caliber player, has been the subject of admitted trade talks. Sherman’s inability to get over the Seahawks’ loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, according to the article, has not meshed with the attitudes of Carroll and Wilson, who immediately put the loss behind them.