Couple of thoughts after watching Kraft on ESPN Video: Robert Kraft on SportsCenter - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston (1) This off-season has put Kraft over the top among the influential leaders in the NFL, with the role he played in the labor negotiations. He has never been treated with this kind of reverence by the national media. I would even suggest perhaps he's more influential than Goodell at this point-- certainly more widely respected. (2) He looks old, more beaten down than I ever remember him. The last six months have not been kind, and I wonder if Myra's death hasn't taken a few years off of him. Take care of yourself Mr Kraft, we're counting on you!