Rookies, Coaches At Disadvantage With NFL Lockout

Lockout losers: rookies and new coaches

      NEW YORK (AP) – As the NFL lockout drags toward a third month,
some groups are losing out more than others – namely rookies and
teams with new coaches.
      Former NFL MVP Rich Gannon, who now has a show on Sirius NFL
Radio and also is an analyst for CBS, says assistant coaches are
telling him that if the labor fight lasts until June, rookies won't
be much use this season.
      In today's game, teams do a lot of work with rookies in
minicamps and offseason workouts that normally would be happening
      Teams such as Carolina and Oakland also have it tough because
there's been no time for their new coaches to meet players and
install their systems.
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