I have to say that Bill Polian's comments on his radio show today can't possibly make Roger Goodell a happy camper. Bill Polian has a weekly radio show on Monday night and he said that an 18-game schedule was going to happen and that any debate on the issue was basically over:
"I think that the owners, and principally the commissioner, have decided that it's the way to go, and so the debate, such as it was, is over," Polian said. "I've heard recently, and I'm sorry that this didn't get more coverage earlier, some really, really interesting commentary on it. ... I wish some of that dialogue had taken place earlier."
Does this come across as incredibly arrogant on the part of Polian or is it just me? You've got a clear divide between players and owners and a team president is basically drawing a line in the sand. I suppose the owners are entitled to clearly define their stance but it just comes across as poor form at this point.