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SaintGup 04-26-2012 10:41 AM

Roger Goodell is smart...
The reason I say this is because with the wire-tapping incident, he has stated that the NFL are taking a 'wait and see' approach. Really! Is that what you're doing?! Gee, you're smart... I thought you would take a 'To hell with facts/state police/federal investigation. Lets do things our way' approach. Considering that you don't really have a choice in the matter, don't try and kid us that you're being all thoughtful about it and you have come up with a brilliant solution. In case any of you haven't realised yet, the title of this thread has a touch of sarcasm in it. Goodell is a bloody idiot and has backed himself into a corner so anything he says has to sound like it's coming from a total d***head otherwise he's worried he will be called inconsistent.

Srgt. Hulka 04-26-2012 11:05 AM

God I hope we go to the Superbowl this year. I would love to see and hear 50,000 Saints fans when that a**hole walks out to the platform to give the trophy to the winner. I would really love to be there.

saintfan 04-26-2012 11:15 AM

History will show that Roger Goodell was placed in a very difficult position and that he completely effed it up. To be fair, I'm not sure there's much anybody could do differently. He HAS to fire all guns against the 'bounty' tradition in the NFL because he screwed up a few years ago and sat, stone-faced, while congress and medical professionals were dumbfounded at the fact that he and the 'league medical experts' said, with a straight face, that playing in the NFL did not place people at a greater risk for head injury.

Enter the lawsuits, and the NFL knows it's fighting an uphill battle to say the very least...

He has no real choice but to play the cards the way he's playing them. It won't work of course, because people aren't stupid (unless they're Falcon fans, but I digress). It's a damn shame the Saints (Greg Williams) actually documented their little in-house reward system. Goodell jumped on it - in a very short-sighted way I think he thought it was a great opportunity to show the world the NFL cares.

The world knows the NFL does care...about profit...and this whole thing is as transparent as choupique's political agenda. History will make a mockery of Roger Goodell. Karma is real...

TheOak 04-26-2012 11:21 AM

RG1 is talking that approach because legally nothing can be done to the Saints... Nothing.. Nada... Zilch.

Even "if" laws were broken in 2002-2005 there is no recourse.

Federal Statute of limitations is 5 years and State statute of limitations is 6.

Would have to been post 2006, and the statement is already out there that "if" there was something was removed Post Katrina in 2005.

QBREES9 04-26-2012 11:24 AM

Um wait and see. Yeah Right.

Rugby Saint II 04-26-2012 12:00 PM

I'm waiting.......................................................................................

lumm0x 04-26-2012 12:01 PM

This unfounded irresponsible journalism by ESPN is nothing more than a directive from Goodell to generate a smoke screen around the media pressure mounting on the NFL over the lawsuits as well as the lack of evidence to satisfy the NFLPA and the union to force through player suspensions. Before people start calling out the NFL on these two travesties of competency he had the forethought to put the attention back onto the already integrity compromised Saints. Smart by him. He's a turd, but he's a sly one.

SaintsBro 04-26-2012 12:33 PM

The only reason why Goodell is taking a "wait and see" approach is because the NFL was completely blindsided by these allegations when the story came out -- they hadn't heard anything about it and didn't know where the hell the story was coming from. They knew as much as we did. Probably still only know as much about it as we do, or only a little more.

BUT, if the NFL can find some later benefit from this, that can be twisted and used against Mickey Loomis, to stick a knife in him, believe me, they WILL jump all over it. If the investigation doesn't pan out, then let's just say there will not exactly be a huge PR campaign by the league, to clear Loomis's or the Saints' names. Just watch.

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