AceofSpades, on 26 January 2013 - 04:36 PM, said:
But the players would never agree to it though. It doesn't matter what happens. Goodell was pressing for that in the last round of negotiations and he realized it wasn't gonna happen. There's no way he can parade around talking about player safety and then at the same time, try to press for more games. There's no way.
Sorry if this has been discussed earlier, but I'm pretty sure that's WHY he's talking about player safety.
If he can prevent injuries and limit concussions...essentially, making football a less-physical game...then he can justify squeezing an extra 2 games out of players. I'm not the conspiracy theory type, but as soon as I heard about his interest in player safety, I knew he was gonna make a hard push for more games.
Anyway, I'm hoping that the Player's Association holds their ground. But if Goodell decides to throw extra money at the players (with the extra revenue generated by 2 more games), then he just might get his wish.....his wish of screwing up pro football.