Shelterdog said:His skills aren't unique but his knowledge and relationships developed over a long career aren't easily replicable. Lots of people could do his job if they put in twenty years in the industry but that's a big if.
I'm not saying he brings nothing to the table. He obviously does. I'm suggesting that other people could bring those same skills to the table without the other bullshit. This incident is proof of that. A competent commissioner would've handled the Rice saga better and avoided this PR nightmare. We're talking about an incredibly visible, powerful and lucrative position that could certainly attract other qualified people who could accomplish what Goodell has without the downside. I'm not suggesting they could easily replace him by posting on Craig's list. But I feel confident saying that they could replace him with someone better if they put a little effort into it.