Last week the NFL Coaches Association filed a brief in the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals supporting the players in the NFL lockout and requesting that the lockout be ended immediately in order to avoid any more harm to the coaches.
You would think with a name like the NFL Coaches Association that they would represent all NFL coaches but that's definitely not the case.
Coaches are in a tough spot with this lockout because they need both sides. They need the players to trust them and play hard for them. They also need to work closely with management so they can't tune that side out. They're stuck right in the middle so it's a difficult position.
Many of those same coaches say they also had no idea the brief was even being filed, let alone that they don't agree with it. Larry Kennan, director of the NFL Coaches Association, says every team should have been notified.
So anything you see in the future from the NFL Coaches Association should be taken in with the knowledge that they don't represent the views of every NFL coach.