While the most important and best-reported consequence of the current NFL lockout is that players will not be paid, there are repercussions for coaches and other team personnel as well. New York Daily News writer Manish Mehta, who covers the Jets for the newspaper, confirms that furloughs and pay cuts have begun.
#Jets confirm furloughs & coaches' 25 percent paycuts are in effect now that lockout has commenced. #nfl #nyj
#NYJ on furlough/paycuts:"Our plans are in effect.This is a fluid situation. We will obviously be evaluating our approach as events unfold."
Mehta also tweeted part of a statement from Jets owner Woody Johnson that includes the phrase "a deal will get done."
That may still be true. But it's likely that there is still some time between now and then, long enough that means furloughs and cuts mean hardships for many of the workers dependent on the NFL for income beyond the players who score on Sunday.