Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
To say that Goodell hammering the Saints means he thinks that the bounty issue is the main cause of player safety concerns is a substantial leap in logic.
I don't believe he thinks that. But that is what he is selling to the public to clean up the NFLs image in the wake of all these player safety concerns.
I don't know what makes you think that's what he's selling. There's not a single person here, except for you, who believes that he's sending that message. So if he's trying to send that message, then he's doing a horrible job.
I think that the NFL has done a good job of trying to protect players, in what is a very physical game. I mean, the protection of quarterbacks and receivers has almost gotten to the point of overkill.
You think the NFL has done a good job of protecting players? Have you read the Junior Seau thread? I think it is real easy to argue the NFL has not
done a great job of protecting players. I guess this type of thing is a matter of opinion, so we can agree to diagree.
This repetitive head trauma thing is a HUGE deal right now though...and it is the very topic the guy who released the audio tapes from the Saints locker room was doing a documentary about! Yes, the NFL announced the first punishments for the Saints in early March (I think), which was before the tapes came out...so I mis-spoke when I said the tapes started this mess....Regardless, we now have details in the public record that even made some of the players uncomfortable. With Spygate, the NFL handed out the punishment to the team and then destroyed the evidence (videotapes). Unfortuantely for them, this time a piece of evidence got out into the public...and this one is potentially far more damaging to their reputation than Spygate.