Goodell Won The War Against The HawkDecember 11th, 2013
Buffalo’s biggest pass play of the day Sunday came courtesy of Roger Goodell and the lawsuit-paranoid NFL.
Joe wanted to vomit. Fans were denied great football. And for what?
EJ Manuel fired a ball over the middle to Stevie Johnson with Dashon Goldson bearing down on him from a deep safety position. But “The Hawk” backed off, hit Johnson at three-quarter speed, and Johnson bounced away from Goldson and Mark Barron and scampered for a 33-yard gain.
Watching from the press box, Joe happened to be dialed into Goldson the entire play, and he was set up to completely blow up Johnson. But that’s not what happened.
Joe felt compelled to ask Goldson after the game if Goodell and NFL rules were his head in those split seconds.
“Yeah, I was telling [Barron], I kind of bounced off that tackle because I kind of hesitated you know, when I saw the ball in the air on what I wanted to do,” Goldson said. “That’s what they want me to do. But you gotta get guys on the ground. Point blank. No excuses.”
Joe feels bad for NFL safeties. With Rob Gronkowski’s recent blown knee, among others’, it’s only a matter of time before the NFL outlaws low hits, too. Just put the flags around the waists and get it over with.