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Coaches Feel Lost and Helpless During Lockout

Coach Ron Rivera (Chuck Burton/AP)

A league-wide moratorium on communications has many coaches, such as Carolina's Ron Rivera, feeling lost and helpless. Instead of engaging in offseason programs, Rivera & Co. are left to sit and watch as things play out in court.

On the day that head coach Mike Smith was to welcome the Atlanta Falcons for the start of the team's offseason program, he was dealing with a league moratorium on communications with the squad that finished with the best record in the NFC in 2010, and traveling here for the start of a league meeting that was surrounded by uncertainty. "We were supposed to start (Sunday)," said Smith, during a... Recommended Stories

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