Opinions may vary on lockout timing

Veteran players might be able to gain an advantage over rookies if situation drags on

Originally Published: July 5, 2011
By Ross Tucker | ESPN.com

The only thing everyone can agree on when it comes to the lockout is that the sooner it is finally over the better, right? Wrong. The truth is, it all depends on who you talk to and what their perspective is. That is especially true among the players.

Think of the lockout and all of the missed minicamps, organized team activities (OTAs) and coaching time from the perspective of two different players 10 years apart in age. Let's use my career as an average player as an easy example.

If ...

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