Earlier this week we noted that the NFL coaches association filed a brief with the 8th circuit court in support of the players' effort to end the NFL's lockout. It seemed like a nice little show of solidarity between the coaches and players. However, the Washington Redskins coaches would like to make it very clear that they had nothing to do with it... In fact, the entire Redskins coaching staff hand signed a statement disavowing the brief filed by the coaches association and letting us all know that they stand with their awesome ownership.
"The Washington Redskins' coaching staff has not given its backing to the brief filed with the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the National Football League Coaches Association. Our former representative, Kirk Olivadotti, is no longer with the organization and no member of our coaching staff was consulted prior to this action being taken.
"We stand united with our ownership and the brief does not reflect our thoughts on the matter. We, like everyone else, are hopeful that we can return to playing football. We look forward to a new CBA and welcoming back our players as soon as possible."
Anyone to care to bet that Dan Snyder forced them to sign this statement? He seems like the type of guy that might do that...