From the FanPosts. -Chris
Have we missed something here? Could it be that there are actually some folks out there who will gain something by having the NFL lockout drag on? Apparently it's true.
Free Agents, particularly unrestricted FA's look to gain both financially and from extending careers that might otherwise have ended without the lockout.
Here is another faction of the player group that is hoping to see the lockout last just long enough for them to hit the jackpot.
Former Chief and Super Bowl XXXVII participant for the Raiders has been hearing talk that would seem to support this idea. He was recently quoted here:
"I’ve talked to some coordinators and they all say the same thing — this (offseason) is a joke," said Rich Gannon, former NFL quarterback who is now an analyst for SIRIUS satellite radio. "When we don’t have these guys in May, June, and possibly July, how in the world are we going to get these young guys ready to play? This first year could be a wasted year for a lot of rookies."
"There's a window where we can get something done,'' Irsay said, "but we really need to get something done by the Fourth of July or thereabouts so we can get in and have training camp and preseason and get ready that way.
"It was really like a Chiefs football one-on-one class where you could get the basics of what's the procedure, how we get ready for practice, the basic schedule and what we need to do. I think it was a big help. It was a small thing but I think it really helped so I could get ready for training camp."