Roger Goodell has certainly made an impact on the NFL. I applaud him for his tough stance on players' safety and discipline, and for the professionalism he expects personnel to display at all levels. If he can settle the labor dispute without a lockout, he will be a genius.
Ron Caputo, Chandler, Ariz.
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Peter King's article on Roger Goodell (The Man of the Hour, Feb. 7) caught me completely off guard. I now have a significantly different outlook on Goodell's position as NFL commissioner, a job that is both glamorous and thankless. The contrast between Goodell as stern gatekeeper and passionate head of state is quite revealing. While I don't agree with many of the rules he has put in place that have taken the edge off the game, at least I now know that there is a method to his madness.
Mark S. McKinney
Santa Ynez, Calif.
Your article showed exactly why the owners feel Goodell is the right man to resolve the NFL's issues. However, the author failed to mention anything about players who often don't see eye to eye with the commissioner. For example, center Jeff Saturday ended a meeting with Goodell in the Colts' locker room last August because Goodell was being berated by the players. It makes you wonder how well the NFL can function if the employees don't respect the boss.
San Rafael, Calif.
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