NEW YORK - Whether they are meeting in secret locations or in the middle of Times Square at rush hour, talks between NFL owners and players are a good sign.
Commissioner Roger Goodell has been saying that ever since the lockout began on March 12. Agents and lawyers familiar with the negotiating process second the notion.
Both sides met Tuesday in New York, but are keeping up a media blackout of the proceedings. That approach worked in the past when Paul Taligabue had Goodell's job and Gene Upshaw was head of the players' association.
Goodell said Wednesday to Buccaneers ticket holders: "I think any time we're talking that's a positive because I believe both sides want to find solutions."