"To a man, when I meet with players, the sentiment is very strong. They understand the issues and they are fully prepared to stand by those principles.
"The players have told me they are not prepared to entertain a salary cap in any way, shape, manner or form."
"I think that depends on what's included in that cap," he said. "Are they taking away our guaranteed contracts, like they're talking about? That's something I don't think any player's willing to do. There are different ways to do a cap."
"Those are the big issues. And if it needs to have a cap, give it a cap, you know?"
Madden said that a cap would only be acceptable if it was higher that the reported $31 million offered by the owners.