Domestic violence. Concussions. Retired players suffering. None of it gets washed away by a thoroughly enjoyable title game. Goodell and the owners need to understand that first.
And then they must deal with it, preferably before the next Super Bowl.
While the Patriots and Seahawks prepare to battle for the Lombardi Trophy Sunday in Glendale, Az., the Jets ponder how not how to win championships, but just to win.
We’ll get some football, too, as there’s a nice little confrontation brewing between New England quarterback Tom Brady and Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman.
The most encouraging thing that came out of Todd Bowles’ mouth this week had nothing to do with rings or toughness or locker room culture. And yet, it had everything to do with them.
The end result, an opportunity to take home another Lombardi Trophy, makes everything else worthwhile to the mad genius his victims call “Beli-Cheat.”
For a franchise in the wrong so many times over the last eight years, the Mets have picked the proper path in this one. Give them some credit.
One place new Jets coach Todd Bowles won’t compare to Rex Ryan is at the podium. Doesn’t matter. Let the words of late Raiders owner Al Davis say it for him: “Just win, baby!”
Quinn must understand two things: MetLife Stadium is not CenturyLink Field. And any secondary he puts together here will never truly compare to the Legion of Boom.
Of all the coaches the Giants have hired over the last 55 years, none have approached the complex career of Allie Sherman, who died over the weekend at age 91.
The right price could mean vastly different things for a 26-year-old pass rusher and a 32-year-old safety. It could be the difference between one staying and one going.
Forget about the preliminary list. Go sign Doug Marrone. Then give the former Bills coach whatever input necessary into the general manager hire.
He’s an offensive coach. He’s colorful enough, but not so outrageous that he’s going to create a constant media stir. And, oh, yeah, he’s already won the big hardware with Tampa Bay.
Replacing defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and special teams coach Tom Quinn might be a good start, or end for that matter.
They have offered hope for 2015, either as starters or quality depth pieces. That’s a lot more than the Giants had coming out of training camp.
Geno Smith is going his own way on the coaching issue, which just shows how divided against him the locker room remains.