Richard Sherman has never been one to bite his tongue, especially on issues that pertain to on-field activity. Now, with the league on the brink of initiating new rules on catches and ejections, the standout corner is not holding back on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
The league recently recommended a rule that would lead to players being ejected from games after two unsportsmanlike penalties. When asked about Goodell’s proposal, Sherman had no problem expressing his disdain. “I think it’s foolish,” he said. “But it sounds like something somebody who’s never played the game would say, something that they would suggest, because he doesn’t understand. He’s just a face. He’s just a suit. He’s never stepped foot on the field and understood how you can get a personal foul.”
Sherman was also asked about the controversial new rules surrounding what a catch is in the league. “Because you’ve got a bunch of suits doing it,” he said. “Like I said before, you don’t have a bunch of guys … let Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin talk about it for about 20, 30 minutes. Maybe Cris Carter. Randy Moss, let those guys have a roundtable discussion about what a catch should be and come up with a rule.
Sherman continued to defend his suggestion, stating “I guarantee you it’d be more effective than the rule they have now because those are the pass-catchers. Those are some of the best pass-catchers we’ve had. I think it’d be more straightforward and to the point. You’ve got a bunch of guys who have never played. They’ve probably touched a football to hold it out or to shake somebody’s hand, to take a picture, but they’ve never played the game.”
How do you feel about Sherman’s take on the matter?