Plenty of fans have expressed to us a desire to boycott all TV coverage of the 2011 NFL draft. At least one NFL player has decided to just that.
“I usually am [a big NFL Draft guy], but I won’t be watching it this year,” Eagles safety Quintin Mikell told Tim McManus of PhillySportsDaily.com. “I’m going to find something better to do with my time.”
Mikell doesn’t understand the attraction of a draft in a year with no guarantee of a season.
“How are we going to have a draft and there’s not going to be any football? How are you going to have a first-rounder cross the stage and shake [Commissioner Roger Goodell’s] hand? . . . . Welcome to the NFL. You have no job.'”
Mikell is right, and more and more fans share those same feelings.
The only silver lining in the dark cloud of crappy draft ratings is the possibility that it’ll wake up the two parties and nudge them toward getting something done.