You won’t hear too many NFL players giving NFL commissioner Roger Goodell their ringing endorsement. In fact, even former players have criticized Roger Goodell with the new rule changes to improve safety. It has been a challenging past few years for the man who runs the NFL. But, there is at least one person on Goodell’s side and that is All-Pro cornerback, Patrick Peterson.
“The game has definitely changed, but I believe the commissioner is changing the game for the good,” Peterson told ESPN 1100 in Las Vegas, via ProFootballTalk.com. “These guys want to make the game as safe as possible, so us football players can have longevity after our football careers. I think Roger Goodell is doing a great job trying to implement these rules and just make the game as safe as possible.
“We don’t want to go out there spearing guys and running backs dropping their helmets into our chests. I actually love the new rule change
Peterson is definitely in the minority with these statements and it would be interesting to see how he would react if he were to be penalized for dropping his head on a punt or interception return. On a positive note, it is refreshing to see a player agree with Roger Goodell for a change instead of the constant criticism that so often is directed his way.