View Full Version : ex-Steelers DC Haslett named HC of UFL Orlando

03-10-2009, 08:33 PM
On Wednesday March 11 Jim Haslett,Dennis Green,Ted Cottrell and Jim Fasell will be introduced in San Fransico as the head coaches of the first 4 UFL franchises. Haslett in Orlando,Cottrell in New York, Green in San Fransico and Fassell in Vegas.

Dino 6 Rings
03-12-2009, 04:46 PM
From what I heard today on the Jeremy Green Podcast, this league will be a true developmental league for guys that need to work on their skills.

The way it'll work is, after the NFL teams make their final cuts in August, the UFL will pick up most of those cut players to fill the 4 team rosters. Then they will have about a 7 week season, that ends in December, and the players will only have the one season contract, so that when the UFL Season is over, the players will be free to be picked up by the NFL teams in December.

Meaning, if a team in the NFL has an injury they need to fill up for the playoff run, some guy who's been in football shape all season, playing in the UFL could be a potential option.

As long as they keep the league as this, a Developmental League that isn't trying to take out or take on the NFL, I think this thing could have legs.

03-12-2009, 10:30 PM
That is the plan for this season. In 2010 they plan on signing players from the NFL and hold a college draft. Im not to keen on all that.

03-14-2009, 10:17 AM
I think they are banking (some) on the NFL and NFLPA not getting things worked out. If something like that happens in 2011, then you'll see this upstart developmental league suddenly become a potential contender.

From a business standpoint, it's almost win-win for the UFL. If the NFL survives, they still act as a developmental league. If the NFL goes into a strike type scenario, a lot of these players suddenly have jobs. Yes, it's at significantly reduced pay...but little pay is still better than no pay. The league becomes more popular and will have the potential to expand.

It's almost a way of forcing the NFL owners hands in the negotiations...becuase the players have their "out".

03-14-2009, 01:01 PM
This is just another minor league that will dissolve in a few years

03-14-2009, 07:49 PM
Good luck to coach Hasslet and the league, but it is running at the wrong time of the year for sure, so it will not last long.

03-15-2009, 08:15 PM
I wonder if he'll sign Aaron Brooks and refuse to bench him :sofunny:

03-15-2009, 09:03 PM
so basically it will be something like nfl europe but during the actual NFL season...

so it will be like the minor league of the nfl.. so when teams need someone they could have say a call up like in baseball