This week is the NFL at its very finest, this ability to schedule what basically amounts to a board meeting and revel in insane amounts of free publicity.
Actual deals have been announced, possible deals dissected. And talk -- oh, has there been talk. Patriots owner Robert Kraft talked heartache after his Wes Welker breakup. Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones talked poverty with having approximately $1.87 remaining in cap room. And NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talked about everything -- a franchise in LA, a possible Thursday baseball-football doubleheader in Baltimore, his Redskins cap feud, whether asking players if they are gay is company policy and, of course, player safety.
The league that gave us hit highlights is all about safety nowadays. It is pushing this safety angle on all platforms, too, most recently with regards to a proposed rule change penalizing a ball carrier or tackler from initiating contact with the crown of his head.
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