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In all the time I've been doing this, I've never seen coaches this upset . . . They don't trust the...

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In all the time I've been doing this, I've never seen coaches this upset . . . They don't trust the owners as a group. I'm not going to say there aren't owners we can't trust because there are some wonderful owners . . . But when the 32 owners allow this to happen and pass this resolution and allow this to change, it's hard to trust the league and the owners as a group. If we are valuable employees like they say we are, they shouldn't treat us like second-class citizens. My words, it would seem to me like it's a total lack of respect for the people who work for the organizations."

Larry Kennan, staff director of the NFL Coaches Association, talking to Mike Reiss of Boston.com about the NFL owners opting out of the coach pension plan. One of the teams to opt out was Boston's own New England Patriots. Once again, this issue affects more than just Howard Mudd and Tom Moore. Many top quality NFL coaches are PISSED by this, and the owners are fast losing allies as their gear up for their stare down with the players over the CBA.