ProFootballTalk.com - Rumor Mill The current management of the NFLPA, however, isnâ€™t keen on Vincent. He tried to launch a coup against the late Gene Upshaw earlier this year, and the thinking is that the folks who worked for Upshaw fear that Vincent would clean house and install his own people, if Vincent gets the job. Though the issue has yet to reach a boil, the tension initially is taking shape in connection with the timing of the selection of a new Executive Director. As we hear it, the players want to do it sooner rather than later, and preferably not long after the season ends. The NFLPA wants to delay the vote. The thinking is that the NFLPA hopes that, through the passage of time, other viable alternatives to Vincent will emerge. I find this interesting that some of the PAST regime is trying to hold on to power...NOT wanting to go forward. Corrupt?? Vincent is liked by the players and is a reasonable choice....the more that they are blocking him..the more it's obvious who the cronies are..and WHY they have to go. INteresting that they are not trying to get anything done with the CBA....I guess POWER is far more important.