The NFL is always making news and that is before even talking about the games being played on the field.
Commissioner Roger Goodell is in Los Angeles this week as the league prepares for what should be an exciting Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals.
Him being out there also meant it was time for a press conference.
Goodell spoke to the media Wednesday on a variety of topics including Brian Flores’ claims, Dan Snyder’s investigation, and even Deflategate.
That had the NFL world reacting in a variety of ways to what was truly a loaded conversation between Goodell and the media.
Roger Goodell waking up every day and seeing the NFL got 10 new controversies he has to pretend to care about pic.twitter.com/iGCzXKSl4L
— bigmac (@sum41fanclub) February 9, 2022
NFL World Reacts To Roger Goodell
There was just so much to react to it was hard to find a good starting point.
The overarching theme is just disdain toward the Commissioner, who is used to that by now.
I hate Roger Goodell https://t.co/1SUz7EYGle
— Nick (@Nick__________3) February 9, 2022
Roger Goodell was asked to ‘show his math’ on the Deflategate situation:
"I don't know what happened to the data to be honest with you. We just made sure there were no violations and we didn't see any." pic.twitter.com/BDsb6K24pe
— Rich Ohrnberger (@ohrnberger) February 9, 2022
The important thing for fans to remember is that Goodell works for the owners.
He is always going to give non-answers whenever possible and will protect each franchise at all costs.
That makes his time with the media frustrating, especially when there are such serious problems to discuss.
“Goodell said the league is "”’not doing a good enough job' in terms of increasing diversity at high-ranking positions on teams and in the league”
So now Roger Goodell is openly admitting Brian Flores’ suit has “merit” https://t.co/g6nfWb0oU4
— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) February 9, 2022
Would love to hear Goodell address whether Flores will be blackballed like Kaepernick and any steps he's taking to prevent that.
— Jamal Murphy (@Blacketologist) February 9, 2022
Fans have a right to be frustrated.
The NFL is an important part of life to so many and the last thing anyone wants is to talk about controversies off the field.
Yet the problem remains that Goodell is simply the target of frustration toward all the NFL owners.
He can only do so much if the owners do not vote or accept certain changes.
That means fans will only continue to get angrier with him anytime he grabs a microphone and offers a roundabout answer to a serious question.