NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell imposes his will again with draft day demands

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Apr 28, 2011; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces the 28th overall pick running back Mark Ingram (Alabama) of the New Orleans Saints during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has issued a directive to networks covering the 2012 NFL Draft and also all 32 NFL teams in another display of his intent to “improve” the NFL.

Goodell has been gaining more and more momentum over the years and it doesn’t look like he plans on stopping anytime soon.  The 2012 NFL Draft will be his latest power play.

Those that say Goodell has too much power could be justified in their opinion.  Lately, he has been responsible for several changes involved in the game of NFL.

Player safety has been a major issue for Goodell and the punishments issued out to the New Orleans Saints coaching staff and the impending punishments for players involved in the “pay for performance” investigation is evident of that.

Goodell also serves as judge, jury, and executioner when it comes to punishment handed out in the NFL.  He not only gives the sentence but also hears the appeals on the very same punishment, which is a contradiction itself.

Did anyone really think he would reverse the punishments for the Saints staff?  If he did that would basically be Goodell admitting he was wrong and that just isn’t going to happen.

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  • DARKTHRONE

    Great article Gene.  And yep, I agree 100%.
    PA

  • larryjames836

    Through it all New Orleans Saints still in the up running in the Super Bowl and when its all said and done. We going to invite Mr. Roger Goodell and his network and media that does what he tells them to do, come Super Bowl Championship Play-off come ready to shot pictures of New Orleans Saints as they take the Super Bowl Championship. You can’t stop the players just play the game because there is only one elite team of players that the New Orleans Saints this year is to prove to the New Orleans Saints is the American team 2012-2013.

  • JoePetitjean

    Roger  Goodell is driven by power 

  • larryjames836

    @JoePetitjean I want to see his reactions when the New Orleans Saints win this Super Bowl in 2013 this will pull some of his power.

  • LI Saint

    Herr Goodell has gone off the deep end….he has given new credence to the saying that power is intoxicating…he has gotten to Dallas and Washington (heavy fines for an uncapped year)-Pittsburgh (fines to many team members)-the Saints, (no need to mention what he did to our beloved team)-he has gone after the voters of Minn (trying to ramrod a stadium down their throats)…..it’s only a matter of time before he steps on one too many toes and he will be out. It can’t be soon enough!

  • larryjames836

    @LI Saint; Tell you what Mr.Tom Benson is not going for know more mess from anyone. I believe after the FBI get finish with their investigation I the NFL may want to come behind them and try and dig up something. And I believe this is where Mr.Tom Benson going to get Roger Goodell this time because Roger Goodell he going to try something because the people’s making him thank he is Superman this is where his hat going to hit the floor.

  • larryjames836

    LI saint; Canalstreet chronicles reports that the source has come forth his name is TIM Landry a ex-employee.

  • JoePetitjean

    Same thing  i have read earlier tonight from Fox8 out New Orleans 

  • LI Saint

    Going to the Chronicles right now. Be right back for discussion. 

  • LI Saint

    Read the report and the link to FOX8 and found it to be really interesting. Of course the guy said that he wants his name left out…but it far too late for that. He should be looking forward to his upcoming questioning by the State Police and the FBI. That should prove to be real interesting to him when he receives that deposition. Hope he has everything in a row.

  • Gene Higginbotham

    Wow thanks for all the comments. That’s what I’m trying to do is simply get people to debate about the power the Commissioner has and if it’s right. Don’t mind keeping the integrity of the game, just mean what you say. Thanks again for reading WDD. Check out my latest on what Scott Shanle had to say about him last night at the draft.

  • JoePetitjean

    He better have his ducks in  a row are the FBI will throw is butt in jail. 

  • DARKTHRONE

    Gene, I’ve been friends with Shanle since 2009, and I know damn-well how he feels about this whole alleged “Bounty” crap…
    For lack of better words, the D made “friendly wagers” between themselves (!) for BIG PLAYS, period.
    And dammit, I’ve met J. Vilma on several occasions and “The Haitian Sensation” has always been a class act.  The way the media (PFT ugh!!!!! Florio SUCKS) have painted him as a villain is just disgraceful.  The guy’s play on the field speaks for itself.  NEVER dirty, only elite!
    Goodell has left his stain on the game, and the repercussions haven’t even been felt yet….
    Flag football indeed…
    And the motivation?
    The NFL being sued by multiple ex-players.
    We are scapegoats of the highest order.
    Philip Anselmo 

  • DARKTHRONE

    @joePet- If you mean Loomis, trust me, not only will his ducks be in a row, he will handle his business like the badass he is. If you mean Goodell… I HOPE YOU’RE RIGHT!!!!!!!! PA

  • larryjames836

    @LI Saint ; Action like this make me see the Saints winning every game. Mess like this should force them to play they best ball and go on every field with pride to know the Saints are someone special. If not people’s will not be trying to send them to Hell this what it feel like to them. I’m in Dallas I have my New Orleans Saints flags on my car and don’t care who don’t like it Saints is my hometown players the more people’s talk about my hometown team. The more I tell them when we take this Super Bowl in 2013 we are going to party I didn’t realize the Saints has these many haters New Orleans Saints are a special team I was listing to JOE VITT speaking to the media about Sean Payton best coach in the NFL wish is true but he belongs to the New Orleans Saints.

  • DARKTHRONE

     joe- Sorry, I missed the point of the link due to insanity….
    GET THE SNITCH!
    pa

  • JoePetitjean

     @DARKTHRONE No i mean Landry the guy talk to ESPN