“He’s terrified of it,” a Hall of Fame player told ESPN The Magazine. “It wouldn’t just be a tragedy. It would be awfully bad for business.”
“I feel like what he’s doing is not totally for the safety of players,” James Harrison said. “…In the true interest of player safety, I would have no issue with it. But that’s not what it’s about. It’s about money. Who hired Roger Goodell?”
Roger Goodell is a scattershot leader. He seems to let the ideas flow out of his mouth without thinking about them fully. He’s nearly at the point where you can’t take him seriously.
Can you hear the screaming emanating from the NFL’s Park Avenue offices? The loud voices — stomping and swearing — are coming from commissioner Roger Goodell, who has had his legs cut out from under him by his predecessor, Paul Tagliabue.
The former commissioner said Tuesday that “this entire case has been contaminated by the coaches and others in the Saints’ organization.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has dealt with his fair share of controversy since taking over for Paul Tagliabue, told TIME Magazine that he might consider eliminating kickoffs.
The damage has been done to Roger Goodell’s reputation as NFL disciplinarian.
The 52-year-old Goodell took over for Paul Tagliabue in 2006. His original five-year contract was extended in 2009, and the new extension runs through March 2019.
In the wake of Raiders owner Al Davis’ death, new rhetoric is bound to spring up about the franchise’s future in Oakland, undoubtedly sparking new rounds of discussion as to whether the Raiders would return to Los Angeles.
The image on the television screen is still vividly etched in Vinny Testaverde’s mind. The former Jets quarterback was in the trainer’s room on Sept. 11, 2001, and had trouble making sense of the gaping, smoke-spewing hole in one of the Twin Towers.
There will be an NFL season in 2011. That’s what many of the owners and lots of players are saying. Even though labor talks collapsed, the union dissolved itself, and star players asked for a preliminary injunction to prevent a lockout hours before the league even implemented one.