NFL players shouldn’t complain about Roger Goodell’s power since they gave it to him
Ezekiel Elliott awaits the results of the appeal of his six-game suspension, and many reports say it will likely be reduced. Many argue that six games was too harsh of a penalty given the circumstances, and that Roger Goodell is more dictator than commissioner.
As often happens, players have vocally expressed outrage that Roger Goodell, alone, wields the power to unilaterally decide suspensions, rather than a more democratic way to levy punishment.
Colin thinks it’s ludicrous for players to complain about Goodell’s power, since they approved it in the last collective bargaining negotiations. Additionally, it’s not like they weren’t aware of Goodell’s reputation for harsh punishment when they come into the league. His nickname is “The Sheriff” after all.
The best option for NFL players is to not give him the chance to dish out punishment by not getting in compromising situations in the first place. Elliott is a prime example.
Ohio State looked fine last night, despite what social media said
Ohio State trailed 14-13 at halftime, on the road against Indiana last night, causing a predictable social media pile on that the Buckeyes were overrated, and had no shot to contend for a national title.
The Buckeyes ended up blowing out the Hoosiers in the second half to win comfortably, and Colin feels as strongly about his prediction they will win the national championship as he did before the game.
Ohio State has a re-tooled offense and young secondary, so it’s not shocking a bunch of teenagers didn’t come out firing on all cylinders, in what was the biggest home game in the history of Indiana football.
Social media is a distorted reality, and making sweeping conclusions on a snap-by-snap basis is just dumb. The Buckeyes will be fine, despite what Twitter says.
Joel Klatt – FS1 College Football Analyst joins the show to talk overreaction to Ohio State’s opener; what he expects this weekend between FSU and Bama; if Washington has a clear path to the Final Four; and the return of Klatt’s Almost Upset of the Week.
Nick Wright – Host of First Thing’s First joins to explain why Roger Goodell has too much power; why Kyrie Irving isn’t a superstar; and surprisingly defends Andrew Luck.
Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst is in-studio to discuss Roger Goodell’s power, and why Jim Harbaugh is overrated.
Albert Breer – MMQB columnist joins the show to talk Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension appeal, and the potential looming court battle.