The Green Bay Packers are one of two teams to cut salaries for assistant coaches, according to Larry Kennan, director of the NFL Coaches Association.
The other team is the Baltimore Ravens.
While the Packers and Ravens have already acted, assistant coaches around the league will have their salaries slashed anywhere from 20-50 percent because of the lockout. The only teams that will not implement salary cuts for assistants are Seattle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Oakland, the New York Giants, Indianapolis, and Dallas.
So what does this mean?
Basically, these guys are screwed. In most cases, teams will repay coaches the money they aren’t paying them now once the lockout ends, but in the meantime, they’re still expected to carry on business as usual.
“The only thing they’re not doing right now is they don’t have any players to work with, but they’re all working, spending probably as many hours as they would if the players were there. And they’re getting paid less than their contracts called for,’’ Kennan said.
For some reason, NFL coaches don’t have a union, so they’re powerless in this situation. That may very well change once the lockout ends.
It was also expected Packers head coach [intlink id=”67″ type=”category”]Mike McCarthy[/intlink] and general manager [intlink id=”20″ type=”category”]Ted Thompson[/intlink] would have their salaries reduced during the lockout, as well.