01-10-2012, 03:00 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Re: OT: Bama-LSU game really showed how Goodell has changed the NFL
Originally Posted by sarge
I think the one thing that really jumped out at me watching the National Championship game last night was the hitting.
I had not realized how different the NFL used to be till seeing that game. I mean you talk about it, but it wasn't untill seeing that hitting that it really reminded me how different the NFL used to be.
There were a bunch of times last night that DB's and linebackers put hits on offensive players that would have been perfectly legal before Goodell's time, but that would have drawn a penalty today.
Think about the Steelers Broncos game, the game tying TD. In the old NFL, Cotchery would have been leveled. Instead the DB pulled back.
Those Bama and LSU defenders are going to have to learn how not to hit if they are going to do well in Goodell's NFL.
I think the guy has just been bad for the sport.
It really has not done justice either when you think of the records that have fallen. They need to really be put in perspective.
Records that have fallen during Goodell's time should be looked at differently IMO
I didn't see the game, but heard from everyone down here in DC and on national radio that it was barely watchable.
Compare that to the drama of the Broncos-Steelers game or that of 90% of the NFL games.
The NFL is sooooooo much better to watch than college football.
Would be interesting to see what the National Championship Game tv ratings were.
"They (Patriots) may be the greatest team ever" - Chris Mortenson, January 18, 2005 on espn.com