Roger Goodell beating DeMaurice Smith

Commissioner has found issue that resonates with public; NFLPA exec still searching

Updated: May 7, 2010, 4:46 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

There was a time not too long ago when the most dynamic person in the NFL was a player, whether it was the electric Michael Vick, Dante Hall, Devin Hester, Tom Brady or, going completely old school, Deion Sanders.

But what passes for excitement in the NFL today happens on Park Avenue in the commissioner's office. Roger Goodell is the person to watch in the NFL, on every issue, with every team.

During the run-up to the recent NFL draft, the biggest issue among ...

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