3.15: Matt Maiocco on Chronicle Live to discuss NFL labor issues
Maiocco talks about the issues between the players and owners that are prohibiting a deal from getting done.
Patrick Patterson -- quarterback Trammell. That I should be their number seven the niners -- that we'll take it probably won't be there for the but he said that day about boycotting the NFL draft which we talked about -- -- -- has contacted me to go to New -- not go to New York I would like to go possible. That's what you play for that's a big moment to go up there and shake the commissioner's standing get their Jersey had. Innings a lot of -- they wanna go and no one has told me not to go we'll see what happens they -- and told them not to go. Quite yet they are planning an alternate event. For the NFL players -- -- we always hear what's going on with this locked up. -- for technically but I you know they -- group went back and forth extended things dates I'm saying this is like you take a letter -- twelve years -- when you think about it. And a normal league year we would already had dozens of players switching teams -- foreigners who would already have a quarterback. Heard the 2011 season. We would know the answer of where not be awesome Wallace going but all this stuff there's just hanging in limbo -- I -- your stuff on line and it's serious and they area -- and you were on NFL lockout. Got dot com which is that players outside it out as the players yes and in the NFL's answer to that is NFL labor dot count. Social what we actually know and I'll throw this -- to all you can get different things the players are saying things the owners do we know anything that is facts -- and and what these guys have done when they've got India in the -- bargaining room. I -- -- would you go to the green room. And that's all you get a little better younger all of that really did nothing can appeal to the international circles I. I heard that. That they. Somebody. Who's connected with currently thankless thing and that they just. They think that the players wanted this. No matter what that they wanted to start -- -- wanted to get this in the cork they wanna open the play opened up opened a book on it all comes down the money and talent dispersed. And I you know. From the NFL point of -- the NFL somehow is on the owners' side last -- whatever was -- here and this was our opera that's what we're giving in economic. -- pretty good deal and then the other players and what we're not gonna give that extra amount of money. I'm to cover these other constant you know another hot to come back to that part of that stadium construction not really hit home here for -- -- -- That you that's why are kind of like okay we'll give the owner of that money so we get new stadiums -- teams. What are your. I think it's all -- I mean who whichever side you talked to -- you're getting here now that's something that goes -- Sounds like the other sides being unreasonable and so it's it's all about spin on the fact of the matter is. Each side wants the best deal they can possibly get. And the players feel the best. Deal that speaking is by going to court. The owners feel that the best deal that they can have his lock him out and really. Making -- put the -- players into the fire. There have been three main issues starting with a rookie wage scale and from what you've been able to ascertain that there. Has been I agree I -- an issue and I there's -- just around -- and until at least the play. Here's agree there should be a rookie wage scale the owners agree there should be a rookie wage scale but I know -- seeing -- the actual. Proposals. The owners are sorry that the players felt like the -- rookie wage scale is actually a veteran weight scale because it -- entitled. Her encompassed four years where guys are locked out. And the commissioner's come right out into the -- second issue was the eighteen game schedule they will not go to that immediately I I don't think that was the plan anywhere I think they wanted to do when the NFL. I TV deals expire then ruled that out. So the main issue is the money and I -- showing you some numbers here because some of the stuff that I've read said when they went into that session last Friday. They were 640. Million dollars up front that came down from the billion to 640. Million the owners immediately said let's let's split 5050 an -- down at 320. Million dollars they want as they -- they actually. Back which for 32 teams is easy match it's ten million dollars a team. They will lower the salary -- camp and from what I've been told that the players have already offered 550 million dollar rolled back over four years so. Do the math they're 137. Gonna happen so thirteenth. The owners want ten million the players are offering four point three million so for five. -- point seven million dollars would not be makes for a third this season -- to shut down this game isn't that simple. I bet I have a hard time reading any of these numbers for awhile they're just off the chart -- 39 billion dollars -- how do you not figure this out but. And I don't know how truthful what we're getting what information in the mean these are reported numbers and stuff like that I'm. And it really mind boggling to me that they can't figure this town I mean -- there's so much at stake here and as you know learn how to share part of that I think. Comes -- ego. As it always does and even more hum sports and maybe more so in this one because of that you know that the owners have egos obviously their business guys they don't like to be taken advantage of by these. Little torture playing football and under under under players side they're represented their representatives have big -- in this because. There are holes reputations on the line if they come out of the deal the people say are you guys to stop you went out. This that's on their record forever so they got to come in there. One and -- Hairston come out today and tejada and about like this has modern day slavery and and yeah I can't get ten million dollar this year I'm not a good put to work. Not gotten there there's a huge trust. You -- that the owners don't trust the players that the players don't trust the owners. In the fact of the matter is is the last CPA who was something that was very conducive to the player of the players look at that they don't OK okay this is. It's -- this is the template that we're working under. That we worked on in 200620072008. And then the the owners opted out the all the players don't want that. You know that he did it change -- like it the way it is so anything that the owners thing yet the players feel like that's taken money out of their -- Do you think these numbers are somewhat accurate there were worse essentially. Separated by a 182 and a half million dollars but less than six million dollars a team that would seem laughable to shut down a nine billion dollar industry in that. That you have in mind I I when I can't. I don't know I don't know that those numbers are accurate but I do you know as you're you're looking at two sides the owners are willing to give -- some short term gain for the big picture for the long term gain and the players are all about. We need our money now on our. Average. Year earlier are -- the average. -- -- an NFL player in the league history and a half years and so players don't want to give that up they they want as much they don't need. -- because they don't let them. -- -- I don't everything that I mean but with a look at extracted from the -- again I'm glad that I do think this is. I'm kind of on the players involved at this and the park was made a bargaining session really has I think there's other players to the -- either how others. Spreading out how to divvy up like what teams are putting them what money also because -- the lower payroll teams. Hope they don't bet on -- and Ollie north agree that god politically didn't insult on Crennel.