NFL Kickoff Has Best Overnight Rating Since '11 Suspensions Could Be Cut With New NFL Drug Policy Goodell Consulted Experts On Domestic Violence NFL Roundtable, Part 2 Fox' Oliver Opens Up About Demotion Seahawks Negotiating Canadian Media Deals Zynga Releases Its First NFL Mobile Game State Farm Ad Puts Rodgers With Hans And Franz Manziel Files For "Johnny Cleveland" Moniker Dolphins Close To True Sellout For Home Opener
SBD/September 7, 2012/NFL Season Preview
Goodell Frustrated By TWC In Carriage Battle, Pleased By Replacement Refs' Effort
Published September 7, 2012
WANT MORE GREAT STORIES LIKE THIS?
CLICK ON ONE OF THESE BUTTONS
PRAISING REPLACEMENT REFS: Goodell during the conference praised the work of the replacement officials during the Cowboys-Giants opener Wednesday. He said that the league is “prepared to go indefinitely without a labor deal with the group.” He said the “current gap between the league and referees” is about $50M-70M. Goodell said, "I think our officials did a more than adequate job (Wednesday), and I think we've proven that we can train them and get them up to NFL standards." He added, "I think we were dealing from a position of strength from the get-go. We did this 11 years ago. The game does not stop."