Reggie Kelly: 'People have started to cool off'
Still awaiting a resolution of the NFL labor deal, Cincinnati Bengals tight end and union representative Reggie Kelly acknowledged that players' tempers flared because of how owners went about announcing their ratification of a proposed collective bargaining agreement.
Now, the NFL Players Association remains at work this weekend.
"I think guys at first were angry yesterday because the first time we heard about the proposal was on TV when they voted on it," Kelly told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "You need to negotiate and do it the right way. People have started to cool off. It's not about egos and personal feelings. It's a business. All in all it's going to work out and we're going to be ready to play."
Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochoinco hasn't forgiven the owners for what's being characterized as a power play on the owners' part.
"Wonder how many people understand the awesome strategic move that some genius came up with to shift the pressure and negativity on us," Ochocinco said.
The man seems to have a reasonable point, but hard feelings won't achieve labor peace.