NFL, NFLPA Are in the Trust Tree

There has been a lot of talk about the issues involved in what has become a 100-day lockout but one of the most fundamental underlying problems has been a lack of trust between the ownership group and DeMaurice Smith. The late Gene Upshaw had the trust and respect of the owners in a way that Smith didn’t, and couldn’t, as a new face in the process. It isn’t surprising that the progress made over the last few weeks has come about as the two sides gain trust in one another.

Albert Breer talks about trust in his latest update on, check it out for some cautious yet warranted warm fuzzies of optimism:

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