DeMaurice Smith and Roger Goodell hit the stage together Wednesday morning at the NFLPA* The Business of Football: Rookie Edition shindig as expected, painting a picture of cautious optimism to the 2011 incoming class.
“The goal is to get this done fast but right so that everything can start on time,” Smith said to the rookies, while warning them they face a tougher challenge than any class in 25 years because of lack of practice time.
Goodell says the hope is to not impact the season, which will be possible if a deal is done in the next few weeks.
We’ll let you know if the two men say anything noteworthy, but their quotes probably won’t be any more meaningful than their simple presence together at the event.
Photo courtesy of the NFLPA*