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Moses
05-18-2007, 12:52 PM
http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=607420

This is pretty stupid. Players should never be forced to miss practices.

bsaza2358
05-18-2007, 12:55 PM
I think it is absolutely unconscionable. The players make their money on the field and on the practice field. It is clearly in the player's best interests to attend the camp. I don't undertstand what the union is doing.

TPFKA#1SaintsFan
05-18-2007, 01:01 PM
The NFL has to do everything in its power to appease the companies that pay them big dollars for licensing. It's sad, but this is what the nature of the beast has become.

Moses
05-18-2007, 01:02 PM
I think it is absolutely unconscionable. The players make their money on the field and on the practice field. It is clearly in the player's best interests to attend the camp. I don't undertstand what the union is doing.

It's terrible, especially because Jackson is a rookie. There's nothing that would benefit him more than being in camp with his teammates so he can learn and compete for a spot on the team.

TheChampIsHere
05-18-2007, 01:18 PM
yeah its just stupid i hope this brings some attention to the issue and Goodell and the NFLPA and all of them get on the ball and make sure there is nothing like this that would stop players from coming to practice.

portermvp84
05-18-2007, 01:31 PM
IMo he should go to Hw and say the hell with it.

tylerb929
05-18-2007, 02:01 PM
Its not just Jackson, there are 35 (I think?) players that have been prohibited from attending mini-camp. I believe its all first rounders and or each teams first pick.

JF4
05-18-2007, 02:40 PM
That is pretty stupid. I don't understand why the NFL can't reschedule the Rookie Premier to another time where NFL teams aren't having their mandatory mini-camps.

princefielder28
05-18-2007, 02:43 PM
That is pretty stupid. I don't understand why the NFL can't reschedule the Rookie Premier to another time where NFL teams aren't having their mandatory mini-camps.

Well, in the NFL's defense, the Lions, Bears, Packers, and Colts are the only teams with mini-camps this week

The Great Jonathan Vilma
05-18-2007, 03:10 PM
to bad. i'd understand a long time veteran, but not a rookie. this will delay his learning...tough break/stupidity

bored of education
05-18-2007, 03:16 PM
Sucks for him. i'll go their for him and make 12 gs though.

bearsfan_51
05-18-2007, 03:58 PM
Well, in the NFL's defense, the Lions, Bears, Packers, and Colts are the only teams with mini-camps this week
Exactly. If you're that worried about, don't schedule a mini-camp this week. It's not like they didn't know about this well in advance.

Then again I guess next weekend would have conflicted with Brittany Favre's graduation.

PackerLegend
05-18-2007, 04:02 PM
PACKERS COULD HAVE MOVED THEIR MINICAMP

A league source tells us that the Green Bay Packers could have moved the dates of this weekend's mandatory minicamp after it became clear that there was a conflict this weekend with the 2007 Rookie Premier Photo Shoot -- and that the L.A. event for 35 hand-picked incoming players is a rock and the minicamp is scissors.

Instead, the camp stayed put as originally scheduled, and second-round draft pick Brandon Jackson (the possible season-opening starter at tailback) won't be able to participate.

Per the source, other teams moved their camps once the issue became obvious several weeks ago. The Lions, for example, convened on Tuesday through Thursday, even though (as we understand it) they were initially slated to have a full-squad camp over the weekend.

As a result, the Lions were able to have access to receiver Calvin Johnson.

And maybe that's why the Packers have deferred all comment on the issue to Jackson and his agent; there's nothing that the Packers can really say about this one, because by all appearances it's a problem that could have been avoided with better planning.

bearsfan_51
05-18-2007, 04:04 PM
PACKERS COULD HAVE MOVED THEIR MINICAMP

A league source tells us that the Green Bay Packers could have moved the dates of this weekend's mandatory minicamp after it became clear that there was a conflict this weekend with the 2007 Rookie Premier Photo Shoot -- and that the L.A. event for 35 hand-picked incoming players is a rock and the minicamp is scissors.

Instead, the camp stayed put as originally scheduled, and second-round draft pick Brandon Jackson (the possible season-opening starter at tailback) won't be able to participate.

Per the source, other teams moved their camps once the issue became obvious several weeks ago. The Lions, for example, convened on Tuesday through Thursday, even though (as we understand it) they were initially slated to have a full-squad camp over the weekend.

As a result, the Lions were able to have access to receiver Calvin Johnson.

And maybe that's why the Packers have deferred all comment on the issue to Jackson and his agent; there's nothing that the Packers can really say about this one, because by all appearances it's a problem that could have been avoided with better planning.
Exactly. .

jackalope
05-18-2007, 04:07 PM
This is disgraceful. A player wants to make the right choice and go to mini-camp, but the NFL won't let him?

bearsfan_51
05-18-2007, 04:12 PM
This is disgraceful. A player wants to make the right choice and go to mini-camp, but the NFL won't let him?
Jesus H. Christ


PACKERS COULD HAVE MOVED THEIR MINICAMP

A league source tells us that the Green Bay Packers could have moved the dates of this weekend's mandatory minicamp after it became clear that there was a conflict this weekend with the 2007 Rookie Premier Photo Shoot -- and that the L.A. event for 35 hand-picked incoming players is a rock and the minicamp is scissors.

Instead, the camp stayed put as originally scheduled, and second-round draft pick Brandon Jackson (the possible season-opening starter at tailback) won't be able to participate.

Per the source, other teams moved their camps once the issue became obvious several weeks ago. The Lions, for example, convened on Tuesday through Thursday, even though (as we understand it) they were initially slated to have a full-squad camp over the weekend.

As a result, the Lions were able to have access to receiver Calvin Johnson.

And maybe that's why the Packers have deferred all comment on the issue to Jackson and his agent; there's nothing that the Packers can really say about this one, because by all appearances it's a problem that could have been avoided with better planning.

gbpackers0065
05-18-2007, 04:13 PM
I wonder what the penalty is for going? Anyway maybe he should dawn a different players uniform and put on a fake mustache....
http://www.augustasports.com/images/headlines/061199/mets_valentine.jpg

bigbluedefense
05-18-2007, 04:17 PM
Exactly. If you're that worried about, don't schedule a mini-camp this week. It's not like they didn't know about this well in advance.

Then again I guess next weekend would have conflicted with Brittany Favre's graduation.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you hate Brett Favre? Just curious.

sweetness34
05-18-2007, 04:18 PM
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you hate Brett Favre? Just curious.

I can't speak for 51' but for me....Hate? 10, because he's a Packer that has made our lives hell for the best decade. Respect? 10. I hate Brett because he's an amazing QB.

bearsfan_51
05-18-2007, 04:23 PM
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you hate Brett Favre? Just curious.

I don't hate anyone. I'm an socialist hippie remember?

I have no problem with Favre. I was just the one that in 2003-2004 when the media was still completely up his asshole saying that he was selfish and not a good fit for a team that was on the verge of rebuilding.

It's just now 3 years later that the rest of the people are seeing what I've been saying. I would have traded him two years ago. I understand the sentimental value, and the fun that will come out of him breaking the records with a Packers uniform on, but from an organizational standpoint he's holding the team back.

Geo
05-18-2007, 06:27 PM
The ruling by the NFL Management Council is disappointing, I think, given guys like Jackson and Anthony Gonzalez who would rather go to their respective teams' first full-squad mini-camps. Although in Gonzo's case, he probably wouldn't have been able to attend the mini-camp anyways given the matter about waiting until graduation with rookies.

I know Joseph Addai didn't attend the photo shoot last year, although I don't recall if it was scheduled the same weekend as a mini-camp.

zoinks
05-18-2007, 08:32 PM
I'm hardly siding with the NFL on this, but the fact is, this event was probably planned months ago....teams could have very easily scheduled their mini-camps around this event.

Of course, another alternative would be to push the event back another week or two....not many teams doing mini-camps in late May/early June. Or they could have done it earlier.....perhaps on a weekday during the week after the draft.

Either way, this situation was completely avoidable. It's a pity that Jackson and the rest of the rookies are the ones getting screwed.....they're the only ones who had no control whatsoever over the situation.

Moses
05-18-2007, 11:51 PM
Jesus H. Christ

Right, they're going to reschedule their entire mini-camp for one player. The point is that the NFL is REQUIRING a player to do some press event instead of being in practice.

JF4
05-18-2007, 11:56 PM
Well, in the NFL's defense, the Lions, Bears, Packers, and Colts are the only teams with mini-camps this week

Well I didn't know that. I guess I can't hate on the NFL then.

Vince Lombardi
05-19-2007, 12:25 AM
While it does suck for Jackson that he's missing out on some practice he'll be ok. GB spent last week going over all of the same stuff in a rookies only camp, the only thing that's different with this camp is that the vets are gonna be there.

bearsfan_51
05-19-2007, 12:33 AM
Greg Olsen and Garrett Wolfe are missing too. This is such a complete non-issue.

Shiver
05-19-2007, 01:07 AM
I don't hate anyone. I'm an socialist hippie remember?

I have no problem with Favre. I was just the one that in 2003-2004 when the media was still completely up his asshole saying that he was selfish and not a good fit for a team that was on the verge of rebuilding.

It's just now 3 years later that the rest of the people are seeing what I've been saying. I would have traded him two years ago. I understand the sentimental value, and the fun that will come out of him breaking the records with a Packers uniform on, but from an organizational standpoint he's holding the team back.

I couldn't agree with you more than I do. I think he should have retired after that embarrassing game he had against the Vikings in the '04 playoffs. Right now, he is holding the organization hostage. He is in charge, and those who have the power to make changes are scared of the repercussions of trading away a legend.

Moses
05-19-2007, 01:39 AM
I couldn't agree with you more than I do. I think he should have retired after that embarrassing game he had against the Vikings in the '04 playoffs. Right now, he is holding the organization hostage. He is in charge, and those who have the power to make changes are scared of the repercussions of trading away a legend.

Nobody would trade for Favre. He's either in Green Bay or retired. Favre gives the Packers a better chance to win than any other QB on their roster. Therefore, I can't fault the Packers for keeping him around.

TitleTown088
05-19-2007, 02:14 AM
Exactly. .

YEAH, LET"S MOVE THE CAMP FOR A 2ND ROUD ROOKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WTF were the Packers thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MOVE IT NOW!!!

bearsfan_51
05-19-2007, 10:30 AM
YEAH, LET"S MOVE THE CAMP FOR A 2ND ROUD ROOKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WTF were the Packers thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MOVE IT NOW!!!
Well then stop bitching about it. It's one or the other. But you guys are pooping your pants calling it a "travesty". I mean seriously.

Moses
05-19-2007, 12:19 PM
Well then stop bitching about it. It's one or the other. But you guys are pooping your pants calling it a "travesty". I mean seriously.

I didn't see anybody call it a travesty. I just think it's stupid that the NFL is forcing players to miss mandatory minicamps.

Mr. Stiller
05-19-2007, 12:25 PM
I didn't see anybody call it a travesty. I just think it's stupid that the NFL is forcing players to miss mandatory minicamps.

Shows you where the NFL's heart is... in their Greed filled pockets. I know it's hard to make the transition to the NFL, and even more difficult when you can't get to your mini-camps. This should have been addressed in the CBA.