With the NFL/referee impasse apparently close to being resolved, it sounds as though the NFL pretty much knows it messed up. We don't know this from the terms of the deal being negotiated, but rather from the news that Packers OL T.J. Lang, who dropped several f-bombs directed at the league via Twitter, will apparently not be fined for his outburst. Per this from Rob Demovsky:

 

Frankly, we're pretty excited about the possibilities this opens up. Go ahead and rip away, guys! The league doesn't mind.