ATLANTA — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talked about throughout December’s Wintry weather League Assembly that he would cherish to comprise a appropriate notion by “early January, February” on where the Oakland Raiders would play in 2019.
With correct two days final in January, although, the clock is ticking with it appears that no choice in see within the face of pending litigation.
“Many of these issues are obviously issues that the Raiders are taking a lead on,” Goodell talked about Wednesday throughout his annual Remark of the League tackle throughout Trim Bowl week. “They’ve been having a vary of discussions with officers taking a leer at their suggestions, making clear that they overview them. It be downhearted the litigation became once filed before their final season in Oakland, but that is the very fact — that became once filed by the city. I’m hopeful that they’ll uncover a decision rapidly.”
Searching a final solution, nonetheless, the Raiders are within the intervening time in limbo on where they’ll play in 2019 without a rent in Oakland.
Non permanent suggestions might perhaps well at final come up, which consist of staying in Oakland, and even San Diego has come up as a attainable solution forward of the Raiders circulation completely to Las Vegas for the 2020 season.
But the Raiders’ spot extends beyond discovering a temporary residence. The league desires an solution forward of atmosphere the 2019 long-established-season time desk, which goes wait on to Goodell’s customary timeline he discussed on the Wintry weather League Assembly.
“To this point as timing, the predominant part on the timing is our time desk,” Goodell talked about. “We’d like to manufacture a time desk obviously for the 2019 season and the sooner the upper for us. I judge the hope of Trace [Davis] is to proceed to be within the Bay Space along with his Raider followers.”
Listed below are diverse issues the Commissioner discussed on Wednesday:
On the scarcity of minority coaches and whether or now not steps with the Rooney Rule might perhaps well furthermore be taken to manufacture more opportunities: “We do now not leer on the success or failure of the Rooney Rule in one-twelve months increments. Now we comprise had the Rooney Rule around for nearly Twenty years. It be had an unprecedented impression on the NFL. Over 20 golf equipment hired minority coaches since that time frame. It be also been a signal for diverse industries throughout the sector, frankly, to undertake a Rooney Rule to alter their organizations and I judge it has. It be created different, or now not it is given americans an different that haven’t had them within the past and that is on the core of what we’re procuring for. 2nd, I would mumble because it relates to offensive coaches. All of us take into consideration in talking to the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which we did somewhat a small bit unhurried this Tumble, particularly in how we improve the Rooney Rule itself — which we made modifications to that you just are responsive to. But beyond that, what we wanted is how we are succesful of proceed to manufacture a deeper pool of coaches so that they comprise got that different when more teaching opportunities come up. Now we comprise eager on a few things, we will fulfill with them all over again on the Mix in February. We’re going to comprise several coaches there with us which might perhaps well be going to present their level of view and we will focal level on these opportunities to manufacture a deeper pool, more abilities, give them different and we predict about that is something that is serious for us going forward to manufacture clear we proceed the progress that we now comprise had. A form of tips that we will focal level on goes to be what we’re calling a quarterback seminar, which we will create in June with Morehouse College, is something that we judge with Shack Harris and a decision of diverse NFL executives we are succesful of wait on educate, give opportunities, arrange and with a small little bit of luck create some mentoring and wait on these come these coaches so that they’ll uncover that different.”
On no-call in NFC Championship Recreation: “Let me initiate correct on the basics. Watch, we understand the frustration of the followers. I’ve talked to educate [Sean] Payton, the team of workers, the gamers. We understand the frustration that they feel accurate now. We completely would in point of fact like to tackle that. At any time when officiating is piece of to any extent additional or much less discussion submit-sport, or now not it is by no formulation a appropriate for us. We know that, our golf equipment know that, our officers know that. But we also know our officers are human. We also know that they’re officiating a sport that strikes very hasty and have to manufacture snap decisions below appealing conditions and they’re now not going to uncover it accurate every time. As I talked about, they’re human. We now comprise labored very appealing to carry technology in to are trying to manufacture clear we are succesful of create regardless of’s likely to tackle these issues. But technology is now not going to solve all of these issues. The game is now not officiated by robots, or now not it is now not going to be. But we have to proceed to circulation down that route. Particularly, on Sunday night I judge Coach Payton spoke to Al Riveron, our head of officers, straight away after the game. Al told him that that is the play we would in point of fact like to comprise called. I in fact comprise spoken to him, Troy Vincent, the head of soccer operations, has spoken to him. I’ve spoken to Mrs. Benson. Coach has also spoken to the competitors committee, Rich McKay, the chairman, so there is been a substantial deal of dialog in making clear that they understand that.”
“We can leer all over again at instantaneous replay. There comprise been a vary of proposals over the final, frankly, 15 or Twenty years, of ‘can comprise to amassed replay be expanded?’ It does now not quilt judgment calls. … The diverse complication is that it became once a no-call. Our coaches and golf equipment comprise been very resistant and there has now not been wait on to this point about having a replay legit or any individual in Original York throw a flag when there is no flag. They’ve now not voted for that beforehand. It would now not indicate that we are going to now not, or now not it is something that we will put to the competitors committee, leer if there is an solution to that, but the very fact is that is been now not now not as a lot as an opposition philosophically for many golf equipment.”
On attainable modifications to the replay assignment: “As it relates to what I judge my impartial is is to manufacture clear that the competitors committee understands that here’s serious for us to study, to overview and test out to see if there is the next solution than what we have on the present time. As you know, our rules create evolve. We now comprise made modifications to our rules each and every twelve months. We are trying and uncover better, we are trying and learn, and I judge that has been very efficient. I judge the game has by no formulation been more healthy. I create now not judge the game has ever been officiated at this level. It be unprecedented. And I would in point of fact like to say about our officers: They’re women and men of excessive integrity. They’re that these that, when persons are talking about officiating, they know that is now not the quit result they wish. So I know they’re disenchanted also. But they work appealing to manufacture clear we improve officiating and I judge they devise an very excellent job. But as I talked about, they’re human. I judge the committee will completely possess in mind this. Constantly what happens within the competitors committee is now not correct eager on an answer, but what are the unintended penalties to that solution? And that’s the reason piece of this command of now not searching a replay legit or legit wait on in Original York throwing the flag on the no-call. If that happens, you might perhaps well presumably comprise multiple fouls on a play that folks are taking a leer at. Now there is suggestions for this, and I’m now not suggesting that, that’s what the committee has to focal level in on. What are the decisions? What are the unintended penalties? And come in up with something that we judge can preserve the competitive nature of our sport, but additionally improve officiating.”
On NFL’s relationship with Mexico: “Let me initiate with saying we now comprise had a fine relationship with Mexico’s officers, the americans, the followers and we’re very contented with that. We comprise been all a small disenchanted after we weren’t in a web page to play there this twelve months but I have confidence about all of us did the accurate part. As you know, I came all the design down to Mexico and met with the incoming President who is now the President, I have confidence about we established a extraordinarily appropriate relationship, our partners in Televisa they’re all very eager for us to return subsequent season as we’re, and I have confidence about we will proceed that relationship and I have confidence about that we will proceed grow the game of soccer in Mexico. I judge we will be substantial for Mexico because I judge it puts it on our stage. I judge or now not it is substantial for the country and show cloak all the belongings and values that Mexico [has]. But I also judge or now not it is substantial for the NFL and for our followers most importantly.”
On free-agent running wait on Kareem Hunt and Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster: “Kareem Hunt I judge every person is aware of that he’s, that command is below investigation, has been. He’s a free agent. If he’s signed by a membership, the golf equipment understand he’ll dawdle on the Commissioner’s Exempt Listing at that closing date till the discipline assignment has concluded whether or now not there is discipline or now not discipline we can carry out the investigation after which fabricate a decision. In tell that with a small little bit of luck will occur rapidly, but we have now not concluded the investigation and we’re working to create that. There has been a fine amount of progress although in that investigation over the final I’d mumble 30 to 60 days. On Reuben Foster you talked about his prices comprise been dropped. We proceed our investigation into that. Whether the prices are dropped would now not necessarily indicate there is now not likely a violation of our inner most conduct protection. Reuben and I in fact comprise met forward of, we can talk all over again. We can create that investigation and fabricate a decision and dawdle from there.”
On Patriots broad receiver Josh Gordon: “Straight away I in fact haven’t spoken to him since this final suspension. As you know, he’s in medication. He’s a young man who has had somewhat a entire lot of challenges. I in fact comprise gotten to understand him, understand the struggles and the challenges he’s had to plow thru. He’s working at it. He understands what he has to create. He understands the importance for him is nicely beyond soccer, here’s for his life and to manufacture clear that he takes care of himself and he understands the importance of getting this command below control and being in a web page to dwell a wholesome and long life. If he can, we will overview that on the accurate time but accurate now the focal level is what we are succesful of create to wait on Josh uncover to that region.”