So, Goodell's letter basically confirms what Ian Rappaport reported last Friday (Good Job, Ian and my apologies on doubting you). Yet, the player reaction to the letter ranges from calling it SPAM to calling him a liar and a cheat, etc. Except for the salary cap resetting to 114 million, EVERYTHING else is a win for the players. Everything. And, on top of that, there is no asking of the players to take a salary cut. One thing that I find intriguing is that Goodell states , " We believe the offer presented a strong and fair basis for continuing negotiations," To me, that sentence says, "Hey, this is our starting point. Let's work from here". And, instead, the players de-certified. And now, there are players who are signing with the AFL and some who are looking at the CFL and UFL.. With every player that signs in another league, the basis for the players to claim that the league is a monopoly is eroded.