Seventeen Redskins Coaches Sign Letter Opposing NFCA Legal Filing
Published May 26, 2011
By urging a new CBA, the coaches are suggesting the players union’s decertification is not legitimate or they should recertify. Only a union can negotiate a CBA. The amicus brief was notable because it appeared to place the coaches on the side of the players and against the league. It is unclear precisely how the Redskins letter came together, but it was verified by the team’s public relations official, Tony Wyllie. He said every team assistant coach signed, but head coach Mike Shanahan did not because he is part of management.