Over the past 14 months, Sherman has defended Colin Kaepernick by ripping several bad NFL QBs, put NFL fans on blast for their obsession with fantasy football and gambling (then did an ad for fantasy football), rightfully mocked the NFL’s concussion protocol, and torched the NFL again for its lowering the helmet rule.
Now this week, during a press conference on Thursday, Sherman took aim at the NFL yet again, this time going after his employer for their ridiculous roughing the passer rule.
“An average quarterback’s passer rating is like 92. And that used to be Hall of Fame numbers,” Sherman told the assembled media. “But now it’s not Hall of Fame numbers, that’s the average quarterback.
“You can’t touch him. You can’t tackle him. You can’t hit him high, you can’t hit him low. You can’t knock him down to the ground hard, if you push him too bad, all that. You can’t hit a receiver too high, you can’t hit him low, you can’t push him. You can barely press him. It’s making it really difficult on teams to combat it because every rule in the book is designed to make sure you don’t get them stopped.”
Of course, he is right, and this was just a follow-up on his funny, yet not too far from the truth comment he posted to Twitter earlier in the week.
“My question is why won’t they just put flags on the QBs? They would rarely hit the ground then,” Sherman tweeted. “Guys would be able to grab the flags and that would be a sack. Guys are losing thousands of dollars just doing their job. Something has to change.”
No argument here.