In the mid-1970s, NFL players performed for almost three years without a contract, but Allen says that won't happen this time. "Somehow a story made the rounds that we would play without a contract and then file an antitrust lawsuit," he said. "This simply isn't true. It was something cooked up by their side and floated out to the press. If they make a decision based on the idea that there won't be a strike, they're underestimating the mood of the players."
Maybe, but no one is underestimating the Giants, and rightly so.