On Wednesday, three high-profile NFL players -- QB Tom Brady, QB Peyton Manning and QB Drew Brees -- released a statement to the AP indicating that now is the time for the owners and players to come to an agreement on a new labor deal and end the NFL lockout.
The NFL has responded to the statement from the three Brady vs. NFL plaintiffs with their own statement.
"We share the view that now is the time to reach an agreement so we can all get back to football and a full 2011 season. We are working hard with the players' negotiating team every day to complete an agreement as soon as possible."
We want to get a deal done...blah, blah...We're working hard to get it done...blah, blah...We need to get back to football...blah, blah.
We've heard it all before -- from both the owners and players -- and it's starting to fall on deaf ears. The NFL is a results-oriented business and the only positive result that's out there is to end the NFL lockout.
What these guys say matters very little. It's what they do is important. The next step is do a deal that ends the lockout.