From Peter King's MMQB:
Quote of the Week III
"The commissioner has talked about the risk the owners take. We're not financially invested in ownership, so we don't face that, but we're physically invested in this. What's the price tag for that? Ask [permanently injured Buffalo tight end] Kevin Everett the price tag. We feel we take great risk every time we take the field. I'm sure the owners feel they take great risk every time they invest their money. Where is the common ground? That's what we need to find.''
-- New England quarterback Tom Brady, the Patriots' assistant player representative, to Ron Borges of the Boston Herald, on the current collective bargaining talks between players and owners.
Classic Brady -- he's not afraid of lobbing a bomb, but he'll usually do it wrapped in a nice padded box of respect.
And here's the Boston Herald article:
Tom Brady adds star power to off-field negotiations
I hope there won't be a lockout, that players and owners will reach a deal that includes a rookie pay scale.