Jan 24, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) gestures at NFC practice for the 2013 Pro Bowl at Hickam air force base. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Peterson: Roger Goodell is Changing the Game for the Better

Pro Bowl defensive back Patrick Peterson is doing his best on the field, but that doesn’t mean that the Pro Bowler isn’t appreciating what is going on off of the field, courtesy of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

While a number of players are publicly speaking out against the changes that Goodell is making to football, Peterson came forward to say that he is actually a fan about what the league’s commissioner has decided to do and the direction that he is taking the game.

“The game has definitely changed, but I believe the commissioner is changing the game for the good,” Peterson said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com.

“These guys want to make the game as safe as possible, so us football players can have longevity after our football careers. I think Roger Goodell is doing a great job trying to implement these rules and just make the game as safe as possible. We don’t want to go out there spearing guys and running backs dropping their helmets into our chests. I actually love the new rule change.”

Goodell has been hammered for his rule changes and players are saying that he is taking away from the game and turning it more in the direction of flag football.

But it is nice to see a star player defending the commissioner.

I am on the side of the players that are saying Goodell is ruining the game with his poor rules and ticky tack foul calls that he is pushing referees to make, but I still respect Peterson for going against the grain and sticking up for his boss.

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