Yes, Roger Goodell made one Pittsburgh Steelers player’s year by changing the celebration rules, but that doesn’t mean he’s won back the hearts of Steelers’ fans.
As excited as everyone is to see Antonio Brown dance his butt off in the endzone this season, Roger Goodell still leaves a bad taste in the mouths of Steelers fans.
Why you ask?
Well, until James Harrison is allowed to be freakishly strong in the weight room and pass ONE “random” drug test to prove it, Goodell isn’t going to get much love from the Steel City. In fact, even if he helped out one player, he’s been annoying enough to debatably never earn the respect of Steelers fans again.
This offseason alone, Harrison has been drug tested three times. Maybe his name continues to “randomly” pop up on drug test lists, and it’s just an unlucky coincidence. Or, perhaps it’s because he posts videos of himself hip thrusting 600 pounds and pushing 1,000-pound sleds on the practice field.
At 39-years-old, it’s easy to see why people are skeptical about Harrison’s insane strength. But isn’t one drug test enough to prove it? It isn’t like he’s given warning for these things. He wakes up, gets a call, goes and pees in a cup, passes, and then goes and deadlifts 800 pounds.
Yes, Goodell has solved one issue in the NFL. Antonio Brown is going to be the most exciting player to watch in 2017, and there’s no debate. Watching him celebrate is going to be as enjoyable than watching him score the touchdowns themselves. Until the harassment of Harrison stops, though, Goodell changing rules doesn’t make him any better of a commissioner in the eyes’ of the Steelers.
Keep taking snapchats with AB, but continue making the NFL a better place in the meantime. For starters, get more players to say you’re the “best commish in the game,” and stop attacking the ones that prove you wrong.
Once more videos like this are made, then, Pittsburgh fans can talk about liking him again. Until that time, though, Roger Goodell is still up there will the Tom Brady’s, Ray Lewis’s and Vontez Burfict’s on the “Steelers fan hate list.”
It’s a good start, but there’s still a lot of progress needed to be made before Goodell is a fan favorite in Pittsburgh.