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Roger Goodell discusses safety, hits

Updated: October 3, 2011, 3:06 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has a message for anyone wondering whether his sport is worse off because of an increased emphasis on eliminating violent hits: We're doing fine, thanks.

"People have criticized us as changing the game," Goodell said Monday. "I don't believe that. I think we have taken techniques out of the game and improved the game and made it safer -- and the game's more popular than ever."

Goodell met with about a half-dozen reporters after delivering ...

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