With the passage of a new rule that eliminates the usage of the crown of a player’s helmet outside of the tackle box, a lot of players have come forward to berate NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. High profile players like Ray Rice, Matt Forte and Fred Jackson have come forward to speak out against the rule.
Today, Arizona Cardinals corner Patrick Peterson spoke in favor of Roger Goodell and his new rules that are trying to protect players.
“The game has definitely changed, but I believe the commissioner is changing the game for the good,” Peterson said, via SportsRadioInterviews.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 may understand that the commissioner is trying to protect the players or he may just be trying to get on Goodell’s good side.