It seems like it's going to be a while before we will have the opporunity to see Clay Matthews bearing down on Jay Cutler. Decisions on how to proceed will be addressed starting Monday, according to an email sent by players association officials to membership Friday afternoon. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Lockout - hurry up and wait

As if we couldn’t be any more disgusted.

After a week in which optimism swirled as fast as the blender mixing your favorite cool beverage, this afternoon’s email from players association officials to the membership went down like your last turd headed toward the septic tank.

Yep, the association will wait and look at the options Monday; nothing to be done over the weekend; no sense of urgency whatsoever.

The email sent was this –

“Guys, to keep you abreast of the latest developments, we are reviewing the latest proposal for a settlement. Because of the passing of Myra Kraft in Boston, the NFLPA will not be making any public statements in honor of the Kraft family.

“Our recommendation is for everyone to stay put and keep doing what you are doing where you are doing it. We will meet again Monday to discuss our options and the direction we want to go. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Your player reps.”

What this means in the grand scheme of things is quite unclear and won’t be explained until the player reps reconvene Monday.

All we can say here at is that we would hate to be a member of the association. If fans are anxious to watch the players hit the field, can you imagine what’s going through the minds of the membership? They’ve got to be champing at the bit. Like thoroughbreds who are trained to hit full speed when the doors open, this is the time of year when players are ready to get to it.

Will they ever be allowed to do so?

Well, not for a while, it seems.

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