In the third episode of "Football Nation Today," Alex discusses the news from last week's NFL OTA camps, the NFLPA's collusion case against the NFL, and the decision to make knee-pads and thigh-pads mandatory.
Stories from NFL OTA camps, including the seemingly indefinite quarterback controversy with the Jets between Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow, the effect Hakeem Nicks' injury will have on the Giants, and the Bears failing to sign Matt Forte to a long-term contract extension.
The NFLPA has filed a collusion case against the NFL, stating the owners colluded in the uncapped 2010 year to set an unofficial cap of $123 million. The league has fined the Redskins $36 million, and the Cowboys $10 million for disobeying the rules of the uncapped year. Does the NFLPA have a legitimate case against the NFL? Even though there is labor peace, has the relationship between the league and player's association forever been severed?
It's the "Big Up or Slow Down" segment, where Alex talks about the significance of players wearing knee-pads and thigh-pads, the potentially declining Ravens' defense, and the stupidity of the Saints for not signing Drew Brees to a long-term contract extension.
In the "Reimer Rant," Alex rails against the unprofessional behavior displayed by several members of the Detroit Lions this offseason, with Nick Fairley's DUI representing the latest offense.
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