Drew Brees says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has “little to no credibility” with players. Vikings defensive end Jared Allen seems to agree with that.
Asked by Jim Rome on Showtime what he’d do if he became NFL commissioner, Allen said his goal would be to do everything he could to reverse the changes to the game that Goodell has supported.
“I’d probably undo everything Roger Goodell’s done,” Allen said. “I’d get football back to its rawest, simplest form, and just take all these, you know, horse-collar tackles, and so-called illegal hits, out. Get football back to its rawest form.”
Goodell has always insisted that his efforts are all about making the game safer for the players. Allen is one of many, many players who have told Goodell they liked the game better before Goodell started trying to make them safer.