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    Maybe some of our players should keep their mouths shut and "Ol Rog" won't have a reason to look at them as a bunch of malcontents.

    This notion that Goodell doesn't like us is ridiculous. The Steelers are one of the crown jewels in his portfolio. Big revenue makers with rabid fan base. He probably wishes that every franchise was as well run and embraced as ours. Goodell is a businessman and the Steelers are money to him, so this notion of "not liking" is crybaby stuff. Goodell has lots of issues but when it comes to making money he is on target and that is what the owners pay him for...the Rooney's included!

    Goodell mades changes and if there is somebody who "doesn't like" it is the Steelers fans and their ultra-conservative views. Let's face it, we make ourselves as Steelers fans sound like the radical Muslim extremists of the NFL. No change no matter what. Football like it was in the beginning. People who want high scoring pass happy games with reduced hard hitting no matter the reasons are "infidels."

    Bottonline for the NFL like the real world, the clock isn't going to get turned back to the "good old days." As Steeler fans, me included, we need to worry a lot less about Roger Goodell and a lot more about why our OL is always on the edge of collapse and our defense always gets picked apart by any decent QB. Time to embrace the NFL as it is and will continue to be and quit wishing and hoping for the clock to turn back.
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    Speaking of scheduling, I don't think we can complain as much as the ravens. They have to play 4 games in 17 days. Opened on Monday, fourth game on thursday from what I read in an article. ThAt stinks. Good for us maybe they will be burned out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Shiek View Post
    Speaking of scheduling, I don't think we can complain as much as the ravens. They have to play 4 games in 17 days. Opened on Monday, fourth game on thursday from what I read in an article. ThAt stinks. Good for us maybe they will be burned out.
    Three of those four games are at home, and all three of the home games happen to be in prime time (CIN was on MNF, NE is on SNF, and CLE is on TNF). At least the commish didn't listen to their annual whining about not wanting to play a prime time game in Pittsburgh, because their only remaining prime time affair after these three home September dates is at Heinz Field on November 18th on SNF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Shiek View Post
    Speaking of scheduling, I don't think we can complain as much as the ravens. They have to play 4 games in 17 days. Opened on Monday, fourth game on thursday from what I read in an article. ThAt stinks. Good for us maybe they will be burned out.
    If everyone plays on Thursday night, and everyone has a bye week, wouldn't it make sense to schedule the team's bye week for the week before the Thursday night game? That way they'd, play on a Sunday, then be off for a week-and-a-half before the Thursday night game, and then be off another week-and-a-half before their next Sunday game. Makes sense, right?

    Ravens, Eagles will play four games in 17 days this season
    Posted by Mike Florio on September 15, 2012, 9:19 AM EDT

    On Thursday’s Pro Football Talk, I pointed out the disconnect between safety and having every team play once this year on a Thursday, after playing on a Sunday.

    Jason Whitlock of FOXSports.com took that inconsistency to the next level (or two) on Friday, with a scathing rebuke of the league’s decision to play Thursday Night Football.

    Whitlock points out that the Ravens are in the midst of a season-opening stretch of four games in 17 days. We checked the schedule for every team; the Eagles will do it, too, from November 26 (a Monday nighter against Carolina) through December 13 (a Thursday night game against the Bengals).

    The Ravens actually have a bit of an advantage, since the Thursday night game, the Monday night game, and one of the Sunday games in between will be played at home. So the Ravens will have to travel only once, up I-95 to Philly.

    The Eagles start their stretch on the Monday after Thanksgiving, and while the Monday and Thursday games will be played at home, the Eagles will go to Dallas and Tampa in between.

    Regardless, Thursday Night Football is here to stay. While Whitlock suggests that a “smart lawyer” will attack the league at some point, the reality is that the smart lawyers from the NFL and NFLPA who hammered out the labor deal agreed to it. So it’s too late for the players to complain, and they definitely can’t sue (unless they want to sue the union, too).

    Still, Whitlock’s broader point is a very good one. “What’s more dangerous,” he writes, “deeds or tough talk, a brutal schedule or a bounty system that rewards you for what you were going to do anyway?”

    We’re glad someone else finally sees the largely-ignored debate lurking at the heart of the bounty case. If the allegations are true, Saints players were being offered money to do something they already were going to try to do anyway: Knock opponents out of the game with clean, legal hits. But now there’s a second debate that largely will be ignored — whether it makes sense to make every team play a game on three days’ rest, and whether it’s fair to have two of them play 25 percent of a four-month schedule in a 17-day window.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...s-this-season/

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