NFL Commissioner Goodell Discussion

drd23

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While Silver is clearly a better administrator and the NFL is effectively the #1 pro sport in the US that would never have happened for multiple reasons.

The NBA top job comes with far less controversy and fewer PR nightmares. Plus, Silver strikes me as too left leaning for the very conservative NFL ownership - just look at his stances on player protests and the NBA threatening to take the All-Star Game away from Charlottle because the state passed the "Bathroom Bill" (also known as HB2 iirc)
 

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Silver also understands the power of posting match clips on social media and not shutting it down like the NFL does. Also of players and coaches having opinions.

Agree with drd23 in that Silver may be too left leaning for NFL owners.
 

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Will the Commissioner protect the NFL from itself?

Posted by Mike Florio on March 22, 2019, 12:49 PM EDT



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When it’s time to impose discipline on players, the Commissioner routinely invokes the integrity of and public confidence in the game of professional football. When it comes to a serious flaw in officiating that manifested itself by a non-call that possibly sent the wrong team to the Super Bowl, the Commissioner has said hardly a thing.

Beyond 10 days of silence between the Rams-Saints game and his annual pre-Super Bowl press conference, the Commissioner has done nothing to indicate a desire or urgency to fix the problem and to ensure that there will be no further incidents like this. Given that the Competition Committee has proposed only a rule that would expand replay review for certain flags thrown (but not for flags not thrown) and that would ignore the AAF’s “Sky Judge” concept, it appears that the Commissioner has either not tried to impose a better solution on the process or tried and failed.

Regardless of what has happened before today, what will the Commissioner do between now and the conclusion of the annual meetings? Frankly, he should do something; if he doesn’t and if the NFL has another controversy like this, the Commissioner could end up being the person hauled into Congress to answer many pointed questions about the league’s officiating deficiencies in an age of expanding legalized gambling.

While that would indeed become a Commissioner problem, it may not be a problem for the current Commissioner. With a growing belief that the Commissioner will step away after a new labor deal and a new round of broadcast agreements have been negotiated, the next Commissioner may be the one to have to fix this, when the current Commissioner is long gone.

Many believe that former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue rushed the 2006 labor deal so that he could retire without presiding over a potential work stoppage. The end result became a labor deal that the owners hated, and from which they opted out only two years later — creating a mess for the current Commissioner.

A potential problem exists for the current Commissioner. Eventually, he may pay it forward, like his predecessor did, by kicking the can onto the his successor’s desk.
 

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Washington Post's Mark Maske reports there is "positive momentum" that a new NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement will be agreed upon before this postseason is completed.
One of the big discussions of the new CBA is the schedule, and Maske reports it "is increasingly likely to include a 17-game regular season". Adding another game to the regular season has been viewed as a big deal by the players for safety reasons, so the NFLPA will be receiving other benefits in return if a 17-game schedule is agreed upon. Other issues with the CBA include the revenue split, player punishment, rookie contracts, and the franchise tag. There should be more reports on those issues over the next couple of months.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Nov 13, 2019, 8:35 PM ET
 

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Such a difference the way MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred who’s also a lawyer, has handled the stealing scandal resulting in manager and a GM being suspended for 12 months. 3 month investigation and a nine page report that’s detailed and leaves not much doubt as to what happened.

Goodell has never/would never have been capable.
 

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D Smith is still the head of the PA. Yeah we are heading for a lockout next year unless the players bend over and give the owners most of what they want.
 

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NFLPA says players should prepare for “a two-year strike” if they want to get the CBA they want in 2021

 

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NFLPA says players should prepare for “a two-year strike” if they want to get the CBA they want in 2021

Yeah the players are f**ked. Owners can out wait them and D Smith still just wants to pick fights he cant win and never compromise.

Players will regret re-electing him last year.
 

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NFLPA says players should prepare for “a two-year strike” if they want to get the CBA they want in 2021

Yeah I’m sure the stars are going to be happy to lose $20-40m
 

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