Jimmy Johnson says Roger Goodell’s reputation has suffered because of officials, Saints punishments
NFL on FOX analyst Jimmy Johnson joined the show to talk about the officials lockout ending and more.
Dan asked Johnson what we learned from the lockout. “We’ve learned the officials we’ve had are pretty good,” Johnson said.
Johnson weighed in on the job Roger Goodell is doing. “I think he took a big hit on the New Orleans situation,” Johnson said. “He lost a lot of fans there.” And Johnson said that the officials lockout was another big hit to his reputation.
Johnson said he talked to Sean Payton recently and he feels bad for him. Johnson said that Gregg Williams was doing some things on his own. Although Johnson said he didn’t know if Payton knew exactly what was going on. “I knew Sean Payton was not happy the way the defense going. From my understanding, there was going to be a change anyway.”
Johnson talked about some of the early-season surprises. He commented on the suddenly ferocious defense in the NFC West. And he said the Saints’ 0-3 start is one of the biggest storylines of the season.
Dan asked Johnson if he was starting a team with one running back, who would it be? “Probably Jim Brown,” Johnson said. But he said Barry Sanders was the “most exciting player ever.” Johnson said Sanders did it with a “bunch of scrubs around him.” Johnson also said Emmitt Smith is in the mix.