As the Commissioner begins his 13th year on the job http://www.officialducks.com/authentic-adidas-antoine-vermette-jersey , he’s not in luck when it comes to how folks feel about his job performance.
Peter King engaged in a sociological experiment for his new Football Morning in America column, asking the simple question of whether folks approve or disapprove of the job that Roger Goodell has done since embarking on his journey as the captain of the Shield in 2006.
Of more than 28,000 who responded, 79 percent said no.
Seventy-nine percent. That’s a banana republic re-election rate Youth Derek Stepan Jersey , not the result of a poll question that entails true polarity.
King also shared six comments from readers who explained their disdain for Goodell, summing it up with this observation: “I can鈥檛 imagine a scenario in which Goodell can turn around his image — and I don鈥檛 see much of an effort by the league to try. For a league so powerful and successful, this is a conundrum that the NFL cannot make go away.”
But here’s the thing. The NFL doesn’t want it to go away. The NFL realizes that Goodell provides cover for owners who control the sport from behind a curtain while Goodell serves as (as Tom Curran on NBC Sports Boston puts it) the world’s highest-paid pin cushion. Or, as Falcons owner Arthur Blank more colorfully put it when speaking to Mark Leibovich at page 106 of the new book Big Game Scottie Upshall Jersey , “A lot of the reason Roger is paid a lot of money is that Roger takes a lot of f–king arrows for a lot of owners.”
So while Goodell may not wear their scorn as a badge of honor, it’s a lot easier to tolerate the fans’ slings and f–king arrows when realizing that the owners are paying him $40 million per year not just to make them a lot money, put also to provide them with a lot of cover. If nothing else, King’s poll shows that Goodell is doing that part of his job very f–king well.
And I wouldn’t be doing my own job very f–king well if I didn’t use this precise moment as a way to get you to check out Leibovich’s recent visit to the #PFTPM podcast Brandon Montour Jersey Kids , where among other things he offers up some off-the-cuff ideas for who could serve as Goodell’s successor.
The Patriots won’t bring defensive back Cyrus Jones back for a third season with the team.
Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports that Jones is among the players who will be cut as the roster drops to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Jones was a second-round pick in 2016 and appeared in 10 games during his rookie year as both a defensive player and kick returner. He missed all of last season after a knee injury.
There’s no final word on who earned spots in New England, but Jones’ departure could bode well for J.C. Jackson, Keion Crossen and/or Jason McCourty.
According to multiple reports, the Patriots are also parting ways with 2016 third-round pick Vincent Valentine. The defensive tackle also landed on injured reserve with a knee injury last year. He had 19 tackles and a sack in 13 games as a rookie.
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