As the stare down known as the CBA negotiations continues, my observation is that the high revenue teams hold the best hand. They can compete and thrive in a cap less NFL in 2007 and beyond. It is the small and middle class teams that desperately need an extension and revenue sharing. The union might like the prospect of losing the salary cap. But, its members will make about $640 million($10 m /32 team for 2 years) less than they would if an extension is done. I can also see where it may be advantageous for many not to have an agreement in place before the start of the new league year on 3/2 with an extension being reached soon after. As has been reported, several teams are significantly over the cap and will have to cut some good players to get under it. Those players will become free agents sooner and be able to take advantage of the windfall of available money when the new CBA takes effect Most teams will be able to watch some of their competitors have to gut themselves and then swoop in and sign the players thay have to discard(think Jerry Jones wouldn't like to see the Redskins have to cut 5 players to get under the cap). It wil be interesting to see how this all plays out.