The NFL has proposed 19 rule changes, and Richard Sherman is not happy about two of them. In fact, Sherman outright criticizes NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell.
Sherman is not happy with the NFL’s proposal to automatically eject a player who commits two personal fouls. He stated that Roger Goodell is just a suit, and does not understand how players get flagged because he has never played the game himself.
“I think it’s foolish” and “It sounds like something somebody who’s never played the fame 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 on the field and understood how you can get a personal foul.”
Sherman also had something to say about the NFL catch rule, saying it will never improve unless the league allows former players to address the rule. “You’ve got a bunch of suits doing it. You don’t have a bunch of guys. Let Jerry rice and Michael Irvin talk about it for about 20, 30 minutes. Maybe Chris Carter. Randy Moss, let those guys have a roundtable discussion about what a catch should be and come up with a rule.”
“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 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.”