Even Roger Goodell's harshest critics had to be expecting more out of him on Friday.
After all, he'd been hunkered down for more than a week, having remained completely silent throughout the entirety of the Vikings/Adrian Peterson affair.
As often as Goodell has made himself and the league look bad in recent months, this was his chance to impress, even if through powerful statements written by his lawyers or PR staff.
5.5 weeks after he fractured his leg, Danny Trevathan made a limited return to practice on Friday.
The official word is that Trevathan is a gametime decision for Sunday's SB matchup in Seattle.
But Jeff Legwold says Denver's leading tackler from last year will continue to rest through the bye week, and return for Denver's Week 5 game against Arizona.
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Week 3 got off to a lopsided start, as Atlanta demolished Tampa Bay 56-14.
Along the way, Devin Hester broke Deion Sanders' all-time return touchdown record with a 62-yard punt return.
Hester paid tribute to Neon Deion (who was in the house) by reprising his familiar high step into the end zone.
It started with an innocent, bad decision. On June 28, 2009, Nate Irving was tired, but wanted to sleep in his own bed.
Irving aimed his car at North Carolina State.
At 4:40 am, he fell asleep at the wheel.
The one-car accident resulted in severe injuries, including a collapsed lung.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Just yesterday, Vikings ownership spoke about how they'd reversed course on Adrian Peterson.
They did admit to having made a mistake in first reinstating Peterson on Monday.
But the Wilf brothers apparently spent much of their presser patting themselves on the back for having done "the right thing."
Yes, the jury's still out on Brandon McManus as an NFL placekicker.
Of course, he's on a Denver Broncos team that features Peyton Manning, so there's that.
McManus has established, at least on kickoffs a Mile High, that his leg strength is comparable to Matt Prater's.
After his first day back with the team following his reinstatement, Wes Welker admitted the extra time off aided the recovery from his latest concussion.
Welker says he's "sharp and ready to go," but he and others are playing coy about whether he'll suit up in Seattle.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Now that the Vikings have found a way to keep Adrian Peterson off the field while still paying him, the Panthers may do the same with Greg Hardy.
Hardy, of course, is the franchise-tagged defensive end who was already convicted this summer of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
Carolina deactivated Hardy for their Week 2 game at the last minute, and they are now expected to place him on the same Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list that Peterson is now residing.
The Vikings have again changed their minds on accused child abuser Adrian Peterson, and have placed him on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list.
Peterson has been barred from all team activities, until his abuse allegations have been resolved.