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De Smith, Goodell looking forward to next week

Posted on: March 4, 2011 3:35 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2011 3:39 pm
 
D. Smith and R. Goodell are still talking. Posted by Josh Katzowitz

About an hour after the NFL owners and the NFLPA agreed to a one-week extension , commissioner Roger Goodell and union executive director DeMaurice Smith addressed the media (at dueling times, no less!).

Based on the recommendations of mediator George Cohen – who inexplicably referred to himself in the third person at least twice when he briefly addressed the media – neither official discussed the negotiations, how far they’ve come or how far they still have to go.

But the words that emanated from their mouths seemed somewhat positive (the owners, after all, already could have locked out the players, and the union could have decertified).

“We’ve continued to work,” Goodell said, “and the fact we’re continuing this dialogue is a positive thing.”

Smith talked a little bit more about the NFLPA’s motivations – not surprisingly, he meant the players and the fans.

“I think it's very important to recognize and never forget what we've talked about over the last two years what the league has demanded back and what the players have responded to. I'm not going to talk about what's going on in the mediation session, but when you look at the case caption that Judge Doty just ruled on, the 4th name on that caption is Dave Duerson.

“That's our history. He signed on to benefit players he knew would come after him. what we do is hold firm and keep close to our chest the history and legacy we have. We believe that's the legacy that has to carry us through that defines what "us" is.”

If you want to watch Smith’s full presser, click right over here.

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