Goodell calls for more urgency in labor talks Posted by Mike Florio on June 28, 2010 8:20 AM ET After making his opening address to the first-year players assembled at the Rookie Symposium in L.A., Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke to reporters regarding a variety of topics. And one of the topics he addressed was the plodding pace of negotiations on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. "There is talk," Goodell said, per Vic Carucci of NFL.com. "We had a meeting just last week. There'll be an agreement at some point. Everyone would like it sooner rather than later, whether it's the players, the owners or the fans. So I think it's important for us all to get down and get more productive dialogue. Sometimes these things don't happen until you get a little closer to the end. That's just the reality." But when is the end? Carucci (or his editors) assumed via a parenthetical that the end comes at the conclusion of the current labor deal, in March 2011. And while that's a fair assumption, no one has said when the end actually comes. It's a point we raised last week, after the NFL published a comprehensive 2010-11 calendar that doesn't mention the date on which the CBA expires or, more importantly, the moment at which the Duke transmogrifies into a pumpkin. We tried to make some progress on that specific topic when interviewing Goodell for our Season Preview magazine. We'd post it here, but we're hoping to sell a few of these mags before we start giving the stuff away for free.