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Stealthman 09-06-2011 11:45 AM

Roger Goodell: Approve or No?
Part of me likes that he's trying to prevent the NFL from becoming an organization of thugs. But another part of me thinks that he has too much power and legislates morality with a holier than thou attitude. Do you overall approve or not approve of his leadership and the decisions that he's made concerning the major issues (i.e. fines on players for hits, Aaron Pryor case, Starcaps, Jim Tressell case, etc).

Danno 09-06-2011 12:30 PM

I like most of what he's done, just not all.

I'm OK with the fines. The players wanted a safer NFL, and they're getting exactly what they asked for.

Rugby Saint II 09-06-2011 12:39 PM

I think his approval rating was very high before the lockout. Since then it's dipped some. I'm still undecided about him being judge jury and executioner.
I think he's doing a fine job of keeping a good image for the NFL.

73Saint 09-06-2011 12:57 PM


saintfan 09-06-2011 01:26 PM

I approve. Much of what he has done is frustrating, but I'm (a) easily frustrated and (b) does anybody really think some other guy would do much different/better?

alexonfyre 09-06-2011 02:14 PM

I agree with his goals, I don't agree with his authoritarian methodology. If he had a more transparent, democratic process with room for appeal, then I would totally approve.

strato 09-06-2011 04:21 PM

He gets points for punishing Jim if he would just smack Pete{I AM Outta Here } Carroll ..with a suspension...i would really give him a stamp of approval..

jeanpierre 09-06-2011 04:47 PM

Anything that pisses the Steelers is a okay with me...

GeauxForMore 09-06-2011 07:04 PM


Originally Posted by saintfan (Post 326995)
I approve. Much of what he has done is frustrating, but I'm (a) easily frustrated and (b) does anybody really think some other guy would do much different/better?

No to much power for one guy and when the player asked him to delegate some of his power to other people. He flat out said no. Didn't even think about it. And to answer b I think Strato would do a much better job lol. Maybe Papz.

Cruize 09-06-2011 07:23 PM

I approve. The NFL is a brand. It makes lots of money for everyone involved. Of course the players don't like being disciplined. They are wealthy and have been told from an early age how special and grand they are. They naturally feel they are above the law. They are not. On the player safety issue, there's no way the players were going to make the game safer themselves. Someone had to step in. Sooner or later the way the game was headed, with the size and speed of todays players, someone was literally going to be killed on the field. Fines for helmet to helmet hits and launching at other players had to be high to get the point across. However, there is one thing I'm not a fan of and it's how the penalities are being enforced against "defenseless recievers." I've seen too many plays where the ball and defender arrived very close together where no helmet to helmet or launching took place and the defender was still penalized. That's football. Hopefully, they will address it as the season goes along or in the offseason the same way they stopped penalizing defenders when the QB's head was barely touched or grazed during a play.

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