The NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis was supposed to be a chance to look ahead to new draft picks and a new season that will end with a Super Bowl in the Circle City, but now uncertainty over a new labor agreement is tampering the excitement.

In one week, the contract between the NFL and the players will expire. The deadline prompted NFL coaches, general managers and team personnel to meet in Indianapolis to discuss contingency plans for a potential lockout. Among the items to consider: a lockout would mean coaches can't have any contact with players.

One by one, the NFL coaches quickly filed into the Westin Hotel on Thursday evening. After spending an hour meeting behind closed doors, they left just as quickly as they came. Most coaches avoided the media gathered outside rather than describe how they're trying to prepare for both a season and a potential lockout.

Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio was among the few who answered questions about the meeting.

"Kind of a review of where we are," Del Rio said. "We hope to get something done, in the in-case-it-doesn't-type scenario these are some of the scenarios that could play out."

On a day designed to highlight bright futures of potential draft picks and even of the city of Indianapolis, which unveiled the new logo for Super Bowl XLVI, it was Indiana's congressional delegation that made headlines by making a plea for the NFL to put an end to the uncertainty. The delegation wrote a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Executive Director of the Player's Association DeMaurice Smith.

"As the home of the Indianapolis Colts and the host of Super Bowl XLVI, Hoosiers have a large stake in seeing owners and players reach an agreement," the letter read.

The delegation also cited a study by Ball State University's Bureau of Business Research that estimates hosting the Super Bowl will have a $365 million impact on the state. If the big game is cancelled the same study found it could result in a loss of at least $200 million.

With so much to lose if Lucas Oil is empty next February, the delegation wrote, "We urge you to work together to resolve these issues and prevent what would be a devastating impact on fans nationwide and particularly the Hoosier businesses and communities relying on the upcoming season."

The coaches said they'd like to have a season as well, but it's one scenario they say they can't control.

"Who am I to say?" Del Rio said. "I'm just kind of sitting here trying to get ready to look at some of these college players coming out in the draft and really focusing on that and letting the people who are doing their thing, you know, do it."