PHOENIX (AP) – Roger Goodell did it right.
NFL fans rarely feel that way. At the moment they should do that.
Oftentimes, the NFL representative usually makes the bidding of the owners. That has led to much criticism of Goodell when the guys running the 32 franchises deserve more bad reviews than he does.
When it comes to league probes, the NFL has come up short so often – Ray Rice, Kareem Hunt, Saints Bounties – that Goodell is taking the arrows instead of the investigators to blame.
And yes, there are cases, especially when it comes to discipline, where Goodell is the right target.
Guy uses his power for the sake of the game, for the players, the coaches and indeed the fans, then praise is due.
Two months after one of his regime's most embarrassing moments ̵
Do not underestimate the importance of adding passwords, whether marked or not, to the CCTV system. Such calls and non-calls can now be challenged by coaches and reviewed by officials. It was passed for a season with a stunning lead of 31-1. It's almost certain to stay here, and Goodell is a major reason.
"I told the owners we needed to get to one location, and I was firmly convinced that we should have OPI and DPI and that we could throw flags (they were not thrown on the field)," Goodell said Tuesday. "Everyone there could finally understand through a long process and many discussions, everyone wanted to do it right. Some had to move away from shared views.
A short view among the fans, especially in the Big Easy, was that an unusually missed call in the NFC championship game cost the New Orleans Saints a trip to the Super Bowl. Her case was reinforced by this decision.
However, this is in some ways an important victory for the Who Dats and all professional football fans. The sport is so fast, so complex and so wide open that officials can barely keep up.
What is worse, the technology is so advanced that the errors made in real time are aggravated when viewed nearby. Slow-motion shots for the audience.
The NFL needed a leap forward. In fact, it's more of a long pass from Drew Brees to Michael Thomas than an Alvin Kamara run shut down for the first time. Both games move the ball, but the TD throw can be an instant game changer.
Credit Goodell for setting the law to improve the video review rules. The Saints coach Sean Payton has also helped the prosecution not only to help make progress, but not only because he was the victim whose head was next to the bloated reputation, but because he was the Movement catalyzed.
"There has just been a lot of great, healthy discussions about our game," said Payton, along with Mike Tomlin of Pittsburgh, the sole coach of the powerful competition committee recommending rule adjustments. "When you're in this committee, there's a little bit of responsibility only for the game and football fans in general."
"I think, anytime, when we've gone through such a process and have tried with an open heart. Take a look, what is right, and after much discussion, it came to a conclusion, where owners, league office, coach, general manager felt really good, certainly fans who knew that the boys work hard to make the right decision.
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