Smith: Check your ego at the door

Sometimes when things are going well – it could be in your personal life, in your professional life or it could be in something like say the negotiations between the NFL owners and Players Association – that door.
Take a look at Patrick Allen’s post today on Arrowhead Addict- I’m here to reiterate Allen’s sentiment – that DeMaurice Smith should just “shut the hell up!”
Where does Smith come off telling the players “not to believe the hype.”
Well, Mr. Smith, it may be “hype” to you, but to those who have been working toward resolution on both sides of the table, it’s called progress. 
Are you telling me this guy is a master negotiator, a players leader who has all of the association’s members’ best interests at stake? 
To me, and as detailed in Allen’s report, this guy is a complete idiot!
First off, when both sides have done nothing for the past two weeks but express positive statements about the process, neither side should want to alienate the other. During a time when both sides have been cautious about name calling or throwing accusations, Smith opens his mouth in public. 
That’s a slap in the collective faces of the owners. While they might just chalk it up to Smith’s arrogance and shrug it off (we hope) this is the type of attitude and action that could blow up in the faces of the players.
It looks like both sides will  continue to work out the specifics of the deal while plans are that the two sides are to come together again next week.
Let’s only hope that Smith’s arrogance and ego gets checked in at the door.

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