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Goodell speaks about NFL fines, labor dispute

Posted on: November 11, 2010 7:56 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

About 40 minutes before the Falcons and the Ravens were to kick off in the season debut of Thursday Night Football, NFL Network host Rich Eisen interviewed commissioner Roger Goodell about some of the hot topics of the day.

The main points Goodell made:

Responding to Ravens LB Ray Lewis’ comments that the NFL is automatically fining players for unnecessarily rough hits:

“I have great respect for Ray Lewis and the way he plays the game. I speak to him frequently about these issues. We’re not automatically fining anybody. We’re focused on certain techniques we think can be dangerous. This is not unusual to our history. We’ve made changes going back to the 1970s, the 1960s and going back farther than that. You take out technique that can lead to an injury. We’re not going to relent on making the game as safe as possible.”

What about ejecting a player after a flagrant foul?

“We think that’s too much to put on the officials.”

What about the supposed next meeting with the NFL Players Association and NFL owners not occurring until December? Where’s the sense of urgency?

“There needs to be more sense of urgency. There are talks ongoing, but they have to be more productive. We need to reach an agreement that will allow the players to continue to have success and the teams to have success.”

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Goodell speaks about NFL fines, labor dispute

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Goodell speaks about NFL fines, labor dispute

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Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2010 9:27 am
 

Goodell speaks about NFL fines, labor dispute

Goodell: "We’re not going to relent on making the game as safe as possible.”

As safe as possible?!?  What does that mean?!?  It's a collision sport!  No more collisions?!?  No more physical play?!?

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Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2010 9:29 pm
 

Goodell speaks about NFL fines, labor dispute

srmrail13,


Great avatar. This says it all, since 1969 you don't even need a whole hand to count all our coaches. Stability at its finest.



Since: Apr 8, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2010 8:59 pm
 

Goodell speaks about NFL fines, labor dispute

Preventing a lockout should be job #1.  All this other stuff won't matter if there is no new CBA reached.

Perhaps...with his penchant for power grabbing and dictatorial mannerisms...Herr Goodell wouldn't mind a lockout.  He could (continue to) show the players who is boss.

I, however, would like to see the matter resolved quickly so that the Steelers can start addressing issues with players such as LaMarr Woodley and Willie Colon.




Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2010 12:48 pm
 

Goodell speaks about NFL fines, labor dispute

Preventing a lockout should be job #1.  All this other stuff won't matter if there is no new CBA reached.



Since: Jun 17, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2010 10:46 am
 

Goodell speaks about NFL fines, labor dispute

I THINK GOODELL NEEDS TO GO. HE IS GETTING OUT OF HAND AND RUINING THE SPORT.AND ALSO ALL THIS B.S. ABOUT GETTING A TEAM OR EVEN PLAYING IN LONDON IS CRAP. THEY CAN START THEIR OWN LEAUGE LIKE CANADA HAS. PUT A TEAM IN L.A. THE GAME WAS ALOT BETTER BEFORE GOODELL WAS APOINT COMISH.



Since: Mar 31, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2010 8:10 am
 

Goodell speaks about NFL fines, labor dispute

Goodell's a tool....



Since: Oct 27, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2010 6:35 am
 

Goodell speaks about NFL fines, labor dispute

Because Jonthan Stewart is a running back, therefore running back is never defensless and helmet to helmet hits are permitted to running backs.  That is how it was explained to me.  That is also why the hit on Cribbs from the guy from the steelers was legal but the one on mossaqui qas not.


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