Another Solution to Solving the Lockout Mess

This whole lockout thing stinks.

I think it safe to say that the football-watching portion of our Nation’s population is fairly conservative in nature, when it comes to the game itself (not necessarily politically), and all the potential for change is sending the masses into a tizzy.

I have to admit that recent reports that the league is considering a rule change that would essentially eliminate exciting kickoff returns and also that this could be our last NFL Draft ever thanks to the pending antitrust case have almost been enough to cause me to cry myself to sleep.

Furthermore, the Vikings themselves are being put at a great disadvantage due to the lockout.  Leslie Frazier had his first minicamp scheduled for April 8th-10th which cannot happen if the lockout persists, the team is unable to speak with players that are making headlines for the wrong reasons, and they are unable to search for a quarterback solution despite names like Carson Palmer and Kevin Kolb headlining those that could be available.

With many in the media, especially ProFootballTalk, running countless articles that start with the words “The NFL should…” or “The Players should…” I have grown increasingly tired of hearing the media offer themselves up as a tool for which both sides are trying to use to their advantage.

While I have actively avoided taking a side on the pages of Vikings Gab, I would now like to join in the practice of offering up some solutions to this mess, if nothing else just to start a little discussion around here.

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