Obviously alot of contract management is to try to stem any downside impact of upcoming CBA changes. I think the Pats management along with other owners are planning for a big showdown. I cannot forsee Pats committing large contracts to anyone until resolved. The negotiations are going to be Brutal as new Union head has Washington DC's ear and will threaten with anti trust legislation. Lockout probably better than 50-50 chance But with the economy the way it is, I cannot see never ending salary increases or the NFL will wind up like GM. You want to lower ticket prices and salary just eliminate the 50% Travel and entertainment deduction and corporate boxes will be empty.