Mann compares Smith to Obama

Former Washington Redskins DE Charles Mann sees similarities between Barack Obama and the new NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith.

"De is the right guy," said Mann. "I think of De in the same way I think of the Obama campaign. We needed some change in the NFLPA. Gene Upshaw did a fantastic job of laying out a well-structured plan that helped a lot of players make money. But we're also entering into a new era where we need even more structured thinking. There are a lot of land mines out there, some we can see and some that we can't. De will give the union a valuable perspective."

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