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Ross Tucker says disrespecting NFL players won’t work


Former NFL player (and 6'4", 280-pound perimeter shooter) Ross Tucker joined PFT Live today with some intriguing takes about the ongoing lockout.

As to the issue of owners arguably disrespecting players during face-to-face negotiations, Tucker makes a great point: It doesn’t produce the desired result.

Tucker says that hitting an NFL player in the mouth serves only to make him ready to hit back. And the players now seem to be more than willing to swing fists after the negotiations with the owners.

Though it may not be reasonable and it may not help get a deal done, the owners need to realize that agitating players will indeed work -- and thus it won’t work. As I said to cap the first segment of Thursday’s show, the owners need to act like adults, and they need to treat the players like men, if/when the negotiations ever resume.

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