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Maybe Goodell isn't that bad...


Hello everybody. I'm quite new here and I've never posted anything before, so I figured this would be a good start. First off, let me start by apologizing in advance for anything I do incorrectly (such as place this in the wrong spot or something), and that I plan on improving. For all I know, something of this particular nature has already been posted. But, I digress.

Ok, I'll be the first to admit that maybe I've been to hard on Goodell after Harrison's 75k fine (although I still find his hit legal). Sure, Goodell might be making the league "wimpier" and yes, the players know the risk of playing. However, I finally watched the video the NFL sent to all of the teams that defined both legal and illegal hits, and some of the hits they included that were defined as "legal" weren't that wimpier than the illegal head to head hits. I might have been overreacting, and I might have been jumping to conclusions before, but I'm starting to finally calm down after watching the video. Maybe the game won't change much, and maybe it will. We'll see on Sunday. But, I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt, for now at least. I believe the Steelers can still punish offenses without H2H hits (which rarely occur anyways), and I believe that some of us might be freaking out for no reason. I don't know whether any of you have already seen the video, but it truly gave me hope for the future of the NFL.

Btw, here is the video in case anyone wants to see it.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-videos/09000d5d81b80962/Player-safety

Also, please be aware that I am still against unnecessary fines and suspensions, unless against obviously malicious hits like Meriweather's.

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