Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Roger Goodell has been on a rampage with his “efforts” to make the game safer and reduce high-impact collisions linked to concussions…selectively, of course. Goodell seems to be expanding on his dictator persona even further because he continues to talk out of both sides of his mouth.It appears the driving force behind Goodell’s intentions all seem to be to make the game safer overall. Unless, that is, there is a financial component to it. While Goodell tries to legislate big hits out of the game, he flippantly ignores more potent potential player safety measures when they have a negative financial impact to the NFL.He was pushing for an 18 game schedule because of the additional revenue it would bring in the league, yet ignoring the impact on players’ lives, careers, and bodies by putting them on the field 2 more weeks a year.He also doesn’t seem to recognize (or care about) what I believe is the greatest risk to player safety in the NFL: Thursday night games. He is content with th...
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