But there seems to be much more being haggled on this time around, salary cap, profit sharing etc.
Profit sharing NEEDS to go, IMHO. If a team can't support themselves, they don't need to be in the business. Of course, that's just my opinion, and I'm biased for a couple reasons.
Financially, I'm very conservative. I don't believe in the redistribution of wealth, in any form other than charity.
I'm in sales as an occupation, and when in sales, you carry dead weight. I.E. Old people that have lost their touch, mind, and initiative. Out of a company of 25ish, sales wise, there are 6 of us that literally carry the load. I've got over 100 accounts, and simpy don't have the time to see them all. Same goes for the rest of the load bearers in my company. We're very top heavy. Two of the partners are also sales reps, and don't do a fucking thing, while collecting fat six figure salaries. I'm slightly bitter over this, obviously.
Lastly, for the love of God, someone needs to put Cleveland, Jacksonville, KC, and St Louis out of their fucking misery already. They aren't competitive, and things aren't getting better any time soon. You can't just throw money (that's not even rightfully yours) at a problem, expecting it to fix itself. Ask Obama in 3 more years how well that worked out for him....
Keep in mind, Goodell is also trying to expand to an 18 game season. That I think, is the biggest hinderence to this deal not getting done, next to the profit sharing deal. Personally, I'm all for it. But my feelings won't get hurt if it doesn't get done, either.