Here we are in February, nearly a month after the disgraceful NFC Championship Game. Now seems like as good as a time as any to address Saints nation, right?
Roger Goodell has been a bit busy dealing with the teams that did move on to the Super Bowl and hasn't given a care about New Orleans. He certainly didn't consider using his power to replay the Saints/Rams contest, so he had no interest in actually dealing with the fallout.
The Saints haven't forgiven him, but at least they received a response from him after the governor of Louisiana reached out to the commissioner via a letter.
Goodell wrote back to the governor, saying while he may not have the power to overturn a game, he admitted the fault was the NFL's.
Took him long enough.
He did say something similar during a lame explanation about the official's missed pass interference call, but this was more personal. It acknowledges the fact that they should've had the chance for a first down, while still covering his back about not being able to change the rules.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has told Louisiana's governor there was an error in the officiating that helped the Los Angeles Rams go to the Super Bowl instead of the New Orleans Saints, but there's nothing he can do about it. pic.twitter.com/0Ps41j7VHC— Rob Quirk (@KOAARobQuirk) February 11, 2019
He answered the governor, but he still hasn't met with the Saints.
This isn't enough to make Saint fans happy. They won't be happy until Goodell has to hand them the Lombardi Trophy.