Drew Brees Says NFL’s Ratings Down Because Fans Don’t Trust League Office
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
If you haven't already heard, the NFL’s TV ratings are down this season. Why? Well, Saints QB Drew Brees blames mistrust in Roger Goodell and the league office...
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"I know the players don't have any faith in the way that things are conducted within the front office in the NFL -- certainly when it comes to any type of investigation, when it comes to any type of commissioner discipline," Brees told ESPN on Monday. "It's really kind of a joke at this point, unfortunately. And it shouldn't be like that."
Offensive tackle Zach Strife agrees...
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“It feels like there's this constant assault on the players, like we're two entities. It's like they don't think they need us to do this," Streif said. "And I think over time, as it's constantly in the media and it's constantly a public issue, I think the fans start to feel a similar way.”
What do you think?

(SB Nation)
Filed Under: New Orleans Saints

Comments

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It's a watered down version of football now. All these ridiculous rules changes changed the game for the worst. It's no longer as fun to watch anymore.
Reply53 months
The people I've spoken to who no longer frequent the NFL games don't care about the league office, except for the fact that it enables players' attitudes that are unappreciative of their blessings, ungrateful for the people who pay their salaries, and ignorant of the sacrifices made by generations that preceded them. We don't watch the league office play; we hope to watch players that we wish to be positive role models for the youth. Since that is no longer the case, many of us( the NFL profit margin) prefer to spend our Sunday afternoons enjoying the gift of Louisiana's outdoors.
Reply53 months
Stupid good-for-nothing players that we pay salaries for protesting what this country stands for....I don't need the NFL. It's become pussified anyway. Maybe the lawsuits will close the NFL down for head injuries anyway and all these high paid athletes can see what they can do out in the business world like the rest of us. TRUMP!
Reply53 months
In Drew we trust.
Reply53 months
He's right, but it's not the entire cause. I see many of the underlying causes in the posts before mine. Goodell is a contributing factor, constant rule changes, lack of precision in enforcing rules on the field and off, plus the whole National Anthem controversy on top of it all.
Reply53 months
No one cares about the national anthem. A few years ago they didn't even have players on the field when they played it.
53 months
JayJay2-I care. Yeah, I'm just one, but I'm not the ONLY 1.
53 months
Last night showed why NFL ratings are down this year.
Reply53 months
Wasn't Brees a large part of the CBA? The players are partly responsible for this.
Reply53 months
I quit watching the minute Colin Kapernick pulled his crap. Many others have quit for this reason also. You can have the freakin' NFL. Sorry Drew.
Reply53 months
Lol they don't miss you. If one person doing something on a team you don't watch stops you, well you never deserved to watch.
53 months
too many PI's, QB penalties, inconsistent penalties across the board. too much softening of the game (I'd like to see a safety hit a receiver across the middle again and actually see a fricking kickoff returned)
Reply53 months
I think the biggest portion of their viewing base is sick of being told they should feel guilty about literally everything.
Reply53 months
Bad tackling, bad officiating, never ending story of players kneeling for anthem.. the list goes on. Drew needs to worry more about earning his ridiculous contract money and less about what the front office of the nfl is doing.
Reply53 months
Isn't Drew the Players union Rep?
53 months
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