In addition to furloughing a number of nonessential workers, the Jets have cut the pay of some employees, including coaches during the lockout. This has not gone over well with Larry Kennan, director of the NFL Coaches Association.
"It's a little frustrating because at this point in time nobody's losing money," Kennan said. "The players get paid during the season and the owners, I don't see where they're losing any money at this point. But they're taking our money to pay their bills.
"We don't have anything to do with this lockout. The players are locked out, they can't work. Coaches are going to work, but they're going to get a cut in pay."
I don't feel terrible for the coaches. 75% of a lot is still a lot. My sympathy goes more for the employees making regular Joe salaries who are out of work through no fault of their own. Kennan does hit on a point, though. These teams haven't missed any games yet. How much money have these teams really lost? Is it really necessary to cut costs like this?