Roger Goodell has disappeared. In the NFL’s hour of greatest need, its leader has decided to remain silent and invisible. His retreat from the public realm gives the impression of a boss who is not only inaccessible, but incapable. In times of crisis — and make no mistake, this is a crisis — leaders step forward. “There’s nothing worse than when it looks like you are being forced to act,” Temin says. “The really wise leader — to use an overused term — leans into it and takes what’s been given.” — ESPN […read more]