SEATTLE – Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman criticized NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Sunday over Goodell’s proposed rule to eject players who commit two personal fouls in a game.
"I think it's foolish," Sherman told ESPN’s Jim Trotter. "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 also weighed in on the controversy over the past few years over what constitutes a catch in the NFL. Just as he did with Goodell, Sherman indicated it’s people who have never played in the league who make those determinations.
"Because you've got a bunch of suits doing it," Sherman said. "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. 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."
ESPN says Sherman was recently elected to the NFL Player’s Association executive committee.