I am all for the safer direction that Roger Goodell seems intent on steering the NFL. After all, to hear him speak, he is only trying to save the entire sport of football from itself & that is to be commended. While aggressive, clean, and legal hits should always have a place in the game, it has been made very clear that there will be no room for the obvious dirty & bush league hits that Goodell has made it his mission to negate.
Fines and suspensions have followed the commissioner’s promise to clean up the game, and no matter what you think of the way that he has handled himself, it’s hard to argue that the league isn’t safer today than it was just 5 years ago.
The problem I have with Goodell and his crusade is that he is both the judge and the jury when it comes to handing out the above mentioned fines and suspensions no matter the severity of the infraction... (More)