NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke Tuesday from the NFL meetings in Atlanta, stressing the need for more meaningful discussions with the NFLPA.
“There’s not enough communication,” Goodell said. “We need to get to productive negotiations.”
The last serious face-to-face negotiations were held before Thanksgiving. Goodell stressed the need for holding meetings more regularly.
“There’s a very clear understanding if there’s a work stoppage of any kind, it hurts everybody. It hurts the clubs, it hurts players, it’ll hurt the game, and most importantly it’ll hurt our fans,” Goodell said.
It’s hoped that this latest round of talks between the owners will inspire more face-to-face negotiations with the NFLPA shortly.